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In a mall like any other, two gangs of teenaged girls are about to embark on an orgy of shopping and designer violence. In the battleground of cool, they'll fight for their lives to prove that "image is everything." And in another place, within a sealed room, a lone man fights an equally desperate war against a new virus and the scientists who have developed it. If anyone gets out alive, it will be a small miracle.

Review:

"Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Sullivan (Dreaming in Smoke) neatly threads two seemingly unrelated coming-of-age stories together — one of 'girlz' rumbling in a Jersey mall, the other of a future in which males are nearly extinct — in this fantasy that evenhandedly explores gender issues. What unites these stories is the author's concern for their underdogs, represented by Sun, a Korean-American suburban teenager who fights for her friends and their honor in gun battles amid Clinique and Calvin Klein, and by Meniscus, an autistic charity clone who's subjected to tailored microbial infections. Sun, in learning to negotiate the various powers that rule her world, the Garden State Plaza mall, helps Meniscus, whose efforts to fight the designer microbes and escape the lab are built around his access to a VR game called 'Mall.' With an eye on scientific ethics and teenage codes, Sullivan invests her high-risk narratives with relevant discourses on the power of sex, just and unjust authority, when to rebel and when to cooperate. The only risk to the reader is disappointment that her most engaging character is a fiction within a fiction." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Sullivan's near-future fascinates, the pace of the conflict in the mall and Meniscus' personal development contributing to a very satisfying read." Booklist

Review:

"One of the finest new talents in the field." David Brin

Review:

"A challenging, disturbing, often compulsive read." Time Out

Review:

"This is the new face of Feminist SF....Maul is most definitely a book that makes you think." Cheryl Morgan, Emerald City

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597800372
Author:
Sullivan, Tricia
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.5 oz

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Product details 256 pages Night Shade Books - English 9781597800372 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Sullivan (Dreaming in Smoke) neatly threads two seemingly unrelated coming-of-age stories together — one of 'girlz' rumbling in a Jersey mall, the other of a future in which males are nearly extinct — in this fantasy that evenhandedly explores gender issues. What unites these stories is the author's concern for their underdogs, represented by Sun, a Korean-American suburban teenager who fights for her friends and their honor in gun battles amid Clinique and Calvin Klein, and by Meniscus, an autistic charity clone who's subjected to tailored microbial infections. Sun, in learning to negotiate the various powers that rule her world, the Garden State Plaza mall, helps Meniscus, whose efforts to fight the designer microbes and escape the lab are built around his access to a VR game called 'Mall.' With an eye on scientific ethics and teenage codes, Sullivan invests her high-risk narratives with relevant discourses on the power of sex, just and unjust authority, when to rebel and when to cooperate. The only risk to the reader is disappointment that her most engaging character is a fiction within a fiction." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Sullivan's near-future fascinates, the pace of the conflict in the mall and Meniscus' personal development contributing to a very satisfying read."
"Review" by , "One of the finest new talents in the field."
"Review" by , "A challenging, disturbing, often compulsive read."
"Review" by , "This is the new face of Feminist SF....Maul is most definitely a book that makes you think."
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