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Don't Bite the Sun by Tanith Lee
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Apr 02, 2010

did not like it
bookshelves: genre_sub__dystopias_utopias, could_not_finish, 2010, genre__sf, fiction__speculative, in_retrospect__forgettable
Recommended to mlady_rebecca by: Katrina Strauss

** spoiler alert ** Not my review, but too long to hide in the "notes" section. Choosing spoilers to hide it. Original link below.

Katrina Strauss recommended it here:

Don´t Bite the Sun by Tanith Lee. If you read Tanith Lee, you know she´s been playing with pansexual themes for a few decades now. Don´t Bite the Sun is one of her earlier works and amazes on a few levels, from intricate world building complete with original slang, to themes of gender fluidity. In a dystopian future where one can die only to be resurrected in any body of their choosing, young people commit suicide out of boredom, then change gender and sexual orientation like a pair of socks. As much social satire as this 1976 piece contains (not to mention its eerie prediction of extreme-edged GenX ennui to come), Lee presents ambiguous sexuality with sensitivity and understanding. The same souls reunite again and again in spite of the ever-changing status of their relationship from gay to straight to bisexual, showing that love truly comes from within.

My review is here. It didn't live up to the hype.

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