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Aliya Whiteley

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Aliya Whiteley I wanted to explore issues of power and gender, and at first I thought doing that in an alien environment would help me to isolate and focus on those …moreI wanted to explore issues of power and gender, and at first I thought doing that in an alien environment would help me to isolate and focus on those ideas. But within writing really only a page or two I realised I wanted a human community who had lost half of their recognisable identity - women.

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Wow, my Greensmith cover is just so beautiful that I’m going to stare at it some more:


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Please feel welcome to stare at it too, particularly since the original publishing date has now, very wisely, been delayed until October. Please hold on to whatever thoughts/plans you had about it and we’ll reconvene with that cover later on. Also, The US edition of The Loosening Skin wil

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“There are two types of understanding in this world. There's the kind that comes from the reading and the hearing, and it doesn't penetrate the skin. It is surface knowledge, like a soft blanket that can be placed over the shoulders. And then there's the understanding that comes from doing. That kind of understanding is not soft. It is water that soaks into the rocks and earth, and makes the seeds grow. It is messy, and painful, and impossible to hold.”
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“There is so much to say about a past. It's a vein of gold through a mountain, leading to an incontrovertible stone heart of truth. But the future is a horizon - a faintly visible line that will promise much, and always remain to far away to touch.”
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“The past, the present and the future - none of those are set. We know that now. They change as we change.”
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“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail. Progress is the realisation of Utopias.”
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