Biting the Sun
In a world dedicated to pleasure, one young rebel sets out on a forbidden quest--.Published for the first time in a single volume, Tanith Lee's duet of novels set in a hedonistic Utopia are as riveting and revolutionary as they were when they first appeared two decades ago.It's a perfect... show more
In a world dedicated to pleasure, one young rebel sets out on a forbidden quest--.Published for the first time in a single volume, Tanith Lee's duet of novels set in a hedonistic Utopia are as riveting and revolutionary as they were when they first appeared two decades ago.It's a perfect existence, a world in which no pleasure is off-limits, no risk is too dangerous, and no responsibilities can cramp your style. Not if you're Jang: a caste of libertine teenagers in the city of Four BEE. But when you're expected to make trouble--when you can kill yourself on a whim and return in another body, when you're encouraged to change genders at will and experience whatever you desire--you've got no reason to rebel...until making love and raising hell, daring death and running wild just leave you cold and empty.Ravenous for true adventures of the mind and body, desperate to find some meaning, one restless spirit finally bucks the system--and by shattering the rules, strikes at the very heart of a soulless society....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 5th 1999
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
The BasicsIn a world where the least desire is met, our heroine/hero is getting bored. They want something intangibly more that vast technological advances can’t meet. The questions becomes not whether they will find the answer they seek but whether society will let them.My ThoughtsThis is one of Ta...
Was just over at a friend's house and saw this sitting on the coffee table. Proceed to 5 minutes later as I extol the many virtues of Tanith Lee, together with having a book of hers IN MY PURSE. (Silver Metal Lover, in case you're wondering)
Omnibus edition of two of Tanith Lee's previous novels, Don't Bite The Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine. Great good fun, and very interesting characters.
This book is actually two novels in one, as it's a volume composed of Don't Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine. Both novels are set in the same universe and focus on many of the same characters, so it makes perfect sense for them to be put out in one volume, particularly as I feel the first boo...