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He, She and It
In the middle of the twenty-first century, corporations run almost everything. After Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, she returns to Tikva, a Jewish free town where she grew up. As a result of global warming, it is deemed unsafe, and so far, has been left as a free city. Shira moves in with Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her. Sarah takes a job with...
Woman on the Edge of Time
Connie Ramos is a poor, overweight, Chicana woman living in 1970s New York. Her husband has died and she lonely. Her only close relationship is with her niece, who is a prostitute. After Connie attacks her niece's abusive boyfriend, she is found insane and committed to a mental institution. Connie believes that she can communicate with people living in the year 2137. The future society is idealistic and somewhat communal. People live in forests a...
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