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Halfway Human - Carolyn Ives Gilman
Halfway Human
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Tedla is young, beautiful and blond but is neither he nor she. On a far-off world, an asexual class of "blands" exists to serve their fellow humans, protected and isolated from contact with the rest of the universe. But no bland has ever left its sheltered homeworld--until now. Tedla has been... show more
Tedla is young, beautiful and blond but is neither he nor she. On a far-off world, an asexual class of "blands" exists to serve their fellow humans, protected and isolated from contact with the rest of the universe. But no bland has ever left its sheltered homeworld--until now. Tedla has been found in an alley light-years away from its planet. And it has just tried to commit suicide. Val, an expert in alien cultures, helps Tedla recuperate and in doing so, uncovers the secret tortured world of the blands.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780380797998 (0380797992)
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
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Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
4.0 Halfway Human
When I rate science fiction novels, I rate them relative to others in the genre, and this is definitely well up there. The basic situation, as it's revealed over the course of the book, doesn't have much subtlety, but the importance is in the details, and that is where the nuances come in that are w...
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Bark's Book Reviews rated it
5.0
I am so glad I took time to sit down and start reading this book before giving it away unread as I've been doing with much of my tbr pile. It's been a very long time since I've read a book that was so engrossing. The story revolves around a "bland" named Tedla and confronts issues of gender, slavery...
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