Sea of Glass

Sea of Glass

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by Barry B. Longyear
     
 

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A boy, who has known nothing in his brief life but love and darkness, forces open a window and sees for the first time the outside world, which also sees him: an illegal immigrant by birth. Arrested, his parents tortured to death, we see through Thomas Windom's eyes a race preparing to deal with overpopulation in the only manner left.

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A boy, who has known nothing in his brief life but love and darkness, forces open a window and sees for the first time the outside world, which also sees him: an illegal immigrant by birth. Arrested, his parents tortured to death, we see through Thomas Windom's eyes a race preparing to deal with overpopulation in the only manner left.

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Philadelphia Inquirer
For those interested in science fiction, Barry Longyear is required reading.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The weight of overpopulation forces massive changes in the near future of Longyear's Malthusian nightmare. Childbearing becomes a strictly regimented privilege, and those who violate the law are subject to drastic punishment. As one of these illegal children, seven-year-old Thomas Windom is placed in a heavily guarded labor camp. There he learns to accept brutality and murder as a direct expression of his society long before legal reforms offer him a conventional education. Fascinated by the thing he hates, Windom's escape and his life as a nonperson lead inevitably to the Department of Predictions that rules his world. Violent and pumped up with the adrenalin of fear, the novel all too often seems a glib if flashy reworking of familiar dystopian themes. (October 6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595189656
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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