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by Marge Piercy

  • ISBN: 0679404082
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Marge Piercy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (October 15, 1991)
  • Pages: 446
  • ePub book: 1859 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1404 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 598

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Marge Piercy has written what may be her best novel yet, and this is high praise indee. er new book stretches a fictional tightrope between past and present, and is really two books in on. .

Marge Piercy has written what may be her best novel yet, and this is high praise indee. er new book stretches a fictional tightrope between past and present, and is really two books in one: a novel set in the future and a tale of Prague in 1600. The interwoven, parallel stories are about the power of words to create a reality, and more specifically about the ancient human desire to create intelligent life in our own for. t’s a touching love story and a gripping adventure tal. tories are important, and Piercy has written an important story. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

From the imagination of Marge Piercy comes yet another stunning novel of morality and courage, a bold adventure . I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it provided much food for thought

From the imagination of Marge Piercy comes yet another stunning novel of morality and courage, a bold adventure of women, men, and the world of tomorrow. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and it provided much food for thought. It was a creative mixture of a familiar by now dystopian environment and society, robotics and AI sentience, feminism (to some degree), Jewish thought, culture, and history of being persecuted. One person found this helpful.

He, She and It (published under the title Body of Glass outside the USA) is a cyberpunk novel by Marge Piercy published in 1991. It won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction novel in 1993. The novel examines gender roles, human identity and AI, political economy, environmentalism, love, and storytelling through a suspenseful plot, set in a post-apocalyptic America, of the romance between a human woman and the cyborg created to protect her community from corporate raiders.

It seems that Piercy was keen on fictionalizing ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’ – and she tried so hard to expand fictionally in over 500 pages what Haraway has condensed in nonfiction of 43 pages, that it becomes banal, commonplace when it had the possibility to turn into a powerful work ideologically and in terms of story-telling.

Marge Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including the classic Woman on the Edge of Time; nineteen volumes of poetry; four non-fiction books as well as her critically acclaimed memoir. Born in Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, and the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time, including the anti-Vietnam war and the women's movement, and more recently an active participant in the resistance to the war in Iraq.

Then he was rushed immediately to the hospital, a building complex even older than the lab building. The flogging had been far more than a formality. The flogging had been far more than a formality once-and he had experienced a buildup of toxins. He was unconscious and would remain isolated for ten days to two weeks. The next Shabbat, a message robot appeared at the gate, and Malkah and Shira went to fetch it. Message robots were small self-propelled wheeled vehicles; always a strident yellow, they resembled tiny cannons, barrels on treads.

He, She and It. 639 printed pages. This is Piercy's first full-fledged foray into science fiction, although Woman on the Edge of Time ( LJ 6/1/76) flirted with the genre. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. In the 21st century the world has been ravaged by environmental disaster and war, with much of the populace living in corporate domes. Depressed over child custody problems with Josh, her ex-husband, Shira Shipman returns to her childhood home, one of the few free Jewish towns. There she falls in love with Yod, an illegal cyborg created to defend the town against attack.

From the imagination of Marge Piercy comes yet another stunning novel of morality and . Was This a Good Thing to Do? 80. He She and It. 86. A Sea Change.

From the imagination of Marge Piercy comes yet another stunning novel of morality and courage, a bold adventure of women, men, and the world of tomorrow. In the 21st century the world has been ravaged by environmental.

Author: Marge Piercy. Published Year: 2011 History & Fiction. Author: Marge Piercy. Published Year: 2001 History & Fiction. The Longings of Women. Published Year: 1994 History & Fiction. He, She and It. Published Year: 1991 Science FictionFantasy.

In the post-apocalyptic twenty-first century, Shira Shipman, a woman caught in a deadly struggle for information, becomes involved with an illegal cyborg, an involvement that has links to a seventeenth-century Kabbalist who gives life to a golem

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Gralmeena Gralmeena
It's the near future and the Earth has been decimated by war and pollution. The world is run by huge corporations (multis) whose chosen employees adhere to rigid, stylized rules for dressing, working, and living. Most people, however, live in extensive, dangerous, poverty-ridden slums called The Glop. A few towns that are able to create and sell original technology to the multis remain free. People around the world have access to an extensive computer network into which they can project themselves to obtain information, do research, play games, communicate, and so on. However, users of the network can be cyber-attacked and even killed so defensive computer technology is in high demand. As the story opens, Shira, an employee of the Yakamura-Stichen (Y-S) corporation has divorced her husband and lost custody of her son, Ari. Devastated, Shira returns to her original home in Tikva, a free Jewish town. There she lives with her beloved grandmother Malkah - a whiz at designing protective computer technology, and takes a job with Avram - a scientist who has created a humanoid cyborg called Yod, designed to protect the townsfolk from corporate raiders and assassins who want to co-opt its technology. Shira's childhood boyfriend Gadi, who broke her heart, is also back in town, having been suspended from his job creating stimmies (recreational interactive holograms). Much of the story revolves around Yod, who develops desires and emotions - essentially becoming more of a person - as he works with Malkah, Shira, and other townspeople. As the story proceeds the Y-S corporation perpetrates various shenanigans in an attempt to get their hands on Yod, going so far as to use Shira's child, Ari, as bait. Meanwhile, in alternate chapters, Malkah relates a story to Yod about a medieval Jewish ghetto in Prague where the rabbi created a Golem (a powerful clay being) to protect the ghetto from raids staged by the surrounding Christian population. Like Yod, the Golem developed the characteristics of a human. The book examines the question of what it means to be a 'real person' and whether an artificially created being has rights. I thought the various characters in the story were well-written and interesting and I cared about their lives and what happened to them. I also enjoyed the story though I felt it should have ended with more of a bang instead of a fizz. It's a good book though, and I recommend it, especially to fans of sci-fi cyberpunk literature.
Skrimpak Skrimpak
You cannot record this information in boxes, but the book has two narrations, one in first person and the other in third person.
I've learned that even the author dislikes the cover.
I've started a second read-through, which reveals that this is a wonderfully-written book, a terrific science fiction novel set in the mid-twenty-first century when the air has become thoroughly toxic, technology has invaded people's lives in ways that are a) intriguing and b) dangerous, and corporations have replaced cities and in some cases nations as power centers. The main story line has to do with a cyborg (he or it?) created to be a weapon, as was the legendary golem of Prague in 1600. We are using this book with college freshmen. Published in 1991, He, She and It correctly predicts the state of technology, global climate change, and relations between men and women, corporations and citizens as they have indeed evolved so far. The students are interested, both in the issues and in the book.
Xal Xal
Shira works for a large Multi (a domed city in the ruins of the world that houses a specific corporation - in Shira's case the Y-S Corporation), and has recently split up with her husband Josh and is involved in an ugly custody battle over their son Ari. Shira blames herself for going the conventional way of marriage and childbirth for part of her problems. But when the Y-S Multi grants full custody of Ari to Josh, and then moves them offworld to Pacifica Platform where she cannot visit, Shira gives up all hope and returns to her hometown, the free city of Tikva near the volatile and poisoned seas. She's welcomed back by her grandmother Malkah, who raised her from birth rather than her natural mother Riva. Malkah works with old Avram, on accessing the Base (or Net) and has been secretly building a cyborg to be as human as possible.

Shira has to deal with old feelings, a very young and strong love, for Avram's son Gadi, also back in Tikva for some legal reasons involving the "stimmies" he creates. (like virtual reality games). Shira is distracted from Gadi by the presence of Yod, Avram and Malkah's cyborg. She forms a deep love for Yod as she helps along with his programming. But Y-S has learned of Yod, and will use any means necessary, even Shira's son Ari, to get their hands on him.

Interspersed throughout the storyline are tales that Malkah has programmed for Yod to read, of Prague in 1600 and a scientist named Jonah who created a golem made from clay to protect the ghettos from the pogroms. Like Yod falling for Shira, so did Joseph the golem fall for Jonah's granddaughter Chava.

'He, She, And It' is a unique novel of open prejudices. Human feelings abound, even amongst the non-human characters. The characterizations and descriptions are terrific, but the storyline is a little slow, and the ending far too drawn out to be climactic at all. I enjoyed 'He, She, And It' because is was written with a good melding of SciFi and love story. I recommend the book but don't expect to be able to zip through it. Enjoy!
Malien Malien
Read it years ago in paperback and enjoyed it, but suffered through the small book print. With Kindle it was so easy to read and I enjoyed it even more! It is an incredible story which is well written by an established author. Its realism is a bit scary, isn't much of science fiction and fantasy? The characters are well developed and the story lines moves quickly along. It was such a pleasure to read this wonderful book again.