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She will never be one of them. When the immortality treatments failed, she knew her destiny would not be as glorious and carefree as the immortals. The immortals rebuilt the Earth after the great floods, but she is not one of them, and she doesn't seem fit to live anywhere amongst them. When she finds refuge aboard the ship Ilium and begins ocean floor navigation, an adven...more
Mass Market Paperback, 222 pages
Published April 1st 1980 by Pocket (first published 1975)
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Nate D
An unexpectedly eloquent blind-buy from the back sci-fi stacks of my local purveyor of esoteric books. In the far future, we've overcome mortality, leading to stagnated progress, and a general terror of any danger that might cause some scar or injury for the rest of eternity (ideas like "you only live once" and "I'm gonna die someday anyway" being well out of use). Oh, and the fetishization of death, present even in death's face now, comes up again in equally pathological variation.

Our protagon...more
Wow, Marta's good. I'm enjoying the two different timelines, the world-after global warming, the classic 70s scifi.

This would make fascinating reading paired with The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women. Highly recommended.


Continues fine. I'm enjoying the dynamics of the crew and the resonance of the past, both Tia's past and the long past. The dive is begun. I can't wait to see, and can't guess, what's coming next.


Strong, strong finish. I was right, I didn't see that...more
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