The Wine of Violence [NOOK Book]

Overview

On a distant planet, two human societies exist in uneasy equilibrium—one wholly nonviolent, the other ferocious and cannibalistic

A fact-finding mission has crash-landed on a harsh world, leaving entomologist Francis Lostwax and physicist Burne Newman marooned. The scientists are rescued by a mysterious society whose inhabitants are wholly incapable of murder, assault, rape, or any other form of aggression. Protected by a river made of liquid ...

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The Wine of Violence

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Overview

On a distant planet, two human societies exist in uneasy equilibrium—one wholly nonviolent, the other ferocious and cannibalistic

A fact-finding mission has crash-landed on a harsh world, leaving entomologist Francis Lostwax and physicist Burne Newman marooned. The scientists are rescued by a mysterious society whose inhabitants are wholly incapable of murder, assault, rape, or any other form of aggression. Protected by a river made of liquid hate, the descendants of Quetzalia’s original human colonists have devised a strange techno-religion that has in turn engendered a culture of total pacifism.

While Burne undertakes to rid the planet of the savage and menacing brain-eaters that flourish beyond the utopia’s walls, Francis cultivates his romantic feelings for Tez Yon, the Quetzalian surgeon who saved his life. But the entomologist’s obsession with Tez’s soul leads him down a dark and twisted path, in time confronting him with a terrible dilemma. Should he murder the woman he loves to save a society he abhors?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480438613
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 299
  • Sales rank: 436,163
  • File size: 853 KB

Meet the Author


Born in 1947, James Morrow has been writing fiction ever since he, as a seven-year-old living in the Philadelphia suburbs, dictated “The Story of the Dog Family” to his mother, who dutifully typed it up and bound the pages with yarn. This three-page, six-chapter fantasy is still in the author’s private archives. Upon reaching adulthood, Jim produced nine novels of speculative fiction, including the critically acclaimed Godhead Trilogy. He has won the World Fantasy Award (for Only Begotten Daughter and Towing Jehovah), the Nebula Award (for “Bible Stories for Adults, No. 17: The Deluge” and the novella City of Truth), and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (for the novella Shambling Towards Hiroshima). A fulltime fiction writer, Jim makes his home in State College, Pennsylvania, with his wife, his son, an enigmatic sheepdog, and a loopy beagle. He is hard at work on a novel about Darwinism and its discontents.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2002

    Food for thought....

    Morrow has used natural ingredients and created an alien. Brain-eaters from a mirror planet, Nearth, have all the traits and physics of normalicy, but aren't. The suspense and terror kept me on the edge of my seat.

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