Publishers WeeklyIn his introduction to the reprint, Felice Picano calls his 1995 SF novel, Dryland's End, "one of my least-known, least-written-of or spoken-of books, yet at the same time one of my most ardently beloved books." Picano (Like People in History) raises some interesting gender issues in this provocative tale of the far future. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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We are at the end of a millenary Galactic Empire. A Matriarchy rules. Unfortunately, a virus has developed that has rendered women infertile and unable to reproduce. This, obviously, threatens their dominance. Ay'r, the protagonist, his companion Pa'l, and a representative of the Matriarchy, are sent to the flooding world Pelagia on a mysterious mission. The book has a magnificent prose that narrates the exploration of the doomed world of Pelagia, its rapidly developing tribes, and the strange mythology of the inhabitants. The homosexual ability to reproduce becomes the central research that Ay'r's parents were developing in Pelagia, and Mr. Picano guides us through this discovery in a brilliant and enjoyable way. Meanwhile, a cyber-rebellion threatens the Matriarchy and all humanity. The solution to this crisis is somewhat linked to what happens on Pelagia... In spite of its gay thematic, it is one of the best science fiction books ever written. |