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Chung Mae is the only connection her small farming village has to culture of a wider world beyond the fields and simple houses of her village. A new communications technology is sweeping the world and promises to connect everyone, everywhere without power lines, computers, or machines. This technology is Air. An initial testing of Air goes disastrously wrong and people are killed from the shock. Not to be stopped Air is arriving with or without the blessing of Mae's village. Mae is the only one who knows how to harness Air and ready her people for it's arrival, but will they listen before it's too late?

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What happens when the whole world goes online . . . through the air? A brilliant literary SF novel by the author of 253.

About the Author

Geoff Ryman is the author of 253, Was, The Child Garden, and The Unconquered Country. He has won the World Fantasy Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and The British Science Fiction Association Award. He lives in London, England

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Richard Alsen, March 25, 2007 (view all comments by Richard Alsen)
Geoff Ryman's Air won the Arthur C Clarke Award last year and so my sf book club recently chose it. The story centres around the impending arrival of Air, a system about to go live that will give everyone, everywhere access to the web directly through their thoughts. (Sound familiar? I know kung-fu). But what sets this book apart from that popular trope is that Ryman sets the scene in a remote Asian village that has never had access to the web before. That contrast, between the last place on earth to go online and the new global culture about to overwhelm their thoughts, gives the story a vitality and a great new slant on a popular sf notion.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312261214
Author:
Ryman, Geoff
Publisher:
St. Martins Press-3pl
Location:
New York
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Older women
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.894 in

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