Synopses & Reviews
In Earthsong, the trilogy’s long-awaited finale, the Aliens have abandoned Earth, taking their technologies with them and plunging the planet into economic and ecological disaster. Devastated, the women decide to take their failed Láadan project back underground, desperately seeking guidance from their long-dead foremothers. The women discover an ingenious solution to the problem of human violence and seek to spread their knowledge—but has their final solution come too late?
An instant cult classic upon first publication, Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy has earned wide critical acclaim, shocking and captivating a loyal readership among science fiction and women's literature audiences alike. In Earthsong, the trilogy's long-awaited finale, the interplanetary Consortium has decided to abandon the incorrigibly violent Earth to economic and ecological disaster. As the Consortium prepares to euthanize the diseased planet, the women of the Lines are offered one last chance to change the men's destructive behavior and cancel the planet's annihilation.
Includes bibliographical references.
The final volume in the trilogy feminist science-fiction fans have been waiting for.
About the Author
A distinguished linguistic scholar, lecturer, and poet, Elgin is the best-selling author of The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense, which has sold more than one million copies and has been offered as the main selection for the Book of the Month Club and the Quality Paperback Book Club.