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Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow

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M. Barnard Eldershaw was the pseudonym used by the twentieth century Australian literary collaborators Marjorie Barnard (1897-1987) and Flora Eldershaw (1897-1956).

Their final collaborative novel, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, published in 1947 as Tomorrow and Tomorrow, is considered to be one of Australia's major early science fiction novels and was highly regarded
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Published (first published July 11th 1947)
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Luke
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't say that I've ever been too aware of Australian sci-fi, which is more my failing than that of the genre. But I'd heard Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow spoken of in reverential tones, a kind of feminist, socialist meditation on war, peace and politics, conveyed through an historical novel told within a science-fiction framework. And I must admit, I was intrigued.

Then I read that Patrick White thought the book was pretty good, and that made me even more interested, as I couldn't really
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Oanh
Well, this took me forever to read. It was excellent but extremely heavy going and quite depressing. I had to put it down, frequently, and be in the mood for reading it, too.

So, a rendering of Sydney/Australia (but mostly Sydney) of the 1930s and 1940s as told from the perspective of someone living in a socialist utopia (that is possibly a distopia but this is not a distopic sci-fi/speculative fiction). At the end of WW2, instead of a reversion to society as we know it, there is instead an anarc
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Julian Leatherdale
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been looking forward to reading this book for some time as it comes with a reputation as an undeservedly overlooked Australian classic. The boldness of its conception is breathtaking with the character of a novelist in a 24thC technocratic socialist utopian Australia writing a novel about the struggles of the Common Man in 20thC Australia. And so we have a political sci-fi novel wrapped around what now reads as an historical fiction novel about the hard times and political consciousness o ...more
Ms_prue
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, yes, it took me more than a month to get 144 pages and then I marathoned the remainder in less than 48 hours - there was a lot of setup in those first 144 pages, and my Very Attentive reading arrangement for Maximum Note-taking was a bit limiting on time. But the pre-reading I inadvertently did (Come in Spinner, Jean Devanny, Exiles At Home) was very good prep for being able to get straight to the big ideas without getting confused and bemused by the references and their significance. I was ...more
Anne Platts
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I may re-read this book as part of the 2018 challenge
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