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A Paradigm of Earth

by Candas Jane Dorsey

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list price: $37.95
edition:Hardcover
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category: Fiction
published: Oct 2001
ISBN:9780312877965
publisher: Tor/Forge
imprint: Tor Books
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Candas Jane Dorsey's first novel, the fantasyBlack Wine, won three significant awards and got enthusiastic reviews across the United States and Canada. Now Dorsey returns with a literary SF parable about a woman named Morgan and her offbeat household. In the near future, when political and social conservatism dominate society, Morgan inherits a big, century-old mansion in a prairie city and moves there to rebuild her life. She fills the house with sexual misfits and political outcasts, in a sense, orphans like herself. But the final tenant is one she never could have imagined: an alien child.

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Candas Jane Dorsey lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

Editorial Review

"As brilliant as William Gibson, as complex as Gene Wolfe, with a humanity and passion all her own, Candas Jane Dorsey isn't just a comer, she's a winner."
--Ursula K. Le Guin

“This tale of growth and discovery by the author of Black Wine pays tribute to such SF classics as Robert Heinlein’sStranger in a Strange Land and the philosophical novels of Theodore Sturgeon.” –Library Journal

“Of the aliens outside Earth’s atmosphere, all any of us can do is guess. Of thealiensamong us, we can do far more than we have to understand and accept. Authors have made an attempt at bridging that gap; few have done it as perceptively and deftly as Candas Jane Dorsey has in this ground-breaking novel. . . . Readers will get the best portrayal of bisexuals ever to come to print. Certainly, it is a landmark in the literary treatment of this group. . . . A fresh look at the nature of what may be out there and those that are already among us? It’s a huge task to ask of anovel or a novelist, butA Paradigm of Earth pulls it off in a dazzling, entrancing fashion. And, somehow, Dorsey gives off the impression that it is all so easy. Isn’t that a definition of genius?”—SFSite.com

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