Fb2 The Book of the River ePub
by Ian Watson
|Publisher:||Victor Gollancz Ltd., London; First edition (1985)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1695 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1458 kb|
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Start by marking The Book of the River as Want to Read . I did actually wonder if Ian Watson was a pseudonym for a female author
Start by marking The Book of the River as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I did actually wonder if Ian Watson was a pseudonym for a female author. I don't think I can remember reading another book written in the first person (female) by a male author which has the woman who's voice he is writing so very right. The story is also very woman-focused as only women can travel the river due to the Black Current running down the centre of the river which drives men mad if they set foot on a boat more than once. So a female culture very much drives the story-line. Highly enjoyable and possibly too short, I devoured this in an evening.
It's very unsatisfying when an author schemes up a story that culminates in ot-be-described, and we the readers are left holding the bag of whatever-it-is. Fortunately Watson's "Mockymen" is much more even.
Black Current Book 1. by Ian Watson.
Book in the Black Current Series). Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780586063873.
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The book of the River (V. ). Or how many days it had taken. Seventy? A hundred? I'd lost count. There was no way to measure the leagues. On this sort of a hell-walk a league seemed an impossibly ambitious unit of measurement might have . . I was hungry, filthy, and fairly crazy. Inventory for a hell-walk: stout river boots (good for a long journey), a pair of breeches, and a blouse, now tattered. Plus pocket knife and comb and a piece of string. Plus, of course, my wits
Yet of course that did not stop us from plying our trade up and down the eastern shoreline all the way from Ajelobo in the south down to Umdala in the north where the river fattens out vastly, becoming salt not fresh, and storm-tossed. And it had always been my ambition as a little girl in dusty Pecawar- almost midway along the axis of our navigation-to join the boating guild and be a riverwoman.
His last book, Come The Night, was a bestseller, and he’s currently flavour of the month. Slow Birds," by Ian Watson tells the story of a strangely idyllic world which is plagues by mysterious invaders. Sam Bishop, his main rival, is getting desperate. With his career stalled, he’s going nowhere. One night, he breaks into Blake’s house. Dubbed "slow birds," because the cylindrical objects fly at the rate of only a few feet per minute, the artefacts are a complete mystery.
Ian Watson (born 20 April 1943) is a British science fiction writer. He lives in Gijón, Spain. The experience was not particularly satisfying.
Ian Watson, a graduate of Oxford University, lives with his wife and daughter in North Hamptonshire, Great Britain. His most recent novel, The Book of the River, the first volume of a triology in progress, was serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Ian Watson, a graduate of Oxford University, lives with his wife and daughter in North Hamptonshire, Great Britain. He has taught in Japan and Tanzania. His first science fiction novel, The Embedding, won the French Prix Apollo and was runner-up for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award; his second novel in the field, The Jonah Kit, won the British Science Fiction Association Award. His most recent novel, The Book of the River, the first volume of a triology in progress, was serialized in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He is a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and of the growing British organization BAND (Book Action for Nuclear Disarmament).