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Gwyneth Jones - Castles ​Made of Sand
Ax ​Preston, Sage Pender and Fiorinda, charismatic leaders of the Rock 'n' Roll Reich, have beaten the cascade of disasters that followed the collapse of the former United Kingdom. Now they have to find some resolution to the impossible dynamics of their own relationship, while the world keeps getting stranger. There are fearsome things going on in England's rural hinterland, and in Continental Europe the green nazis are planning a final solution to desperate environmental damage. But there's nothing the Triumvirate can't handle - until Fiorinda's father, secret master of powers that are very old and very new, reaches out to reclaim his magical child, the flower-bride. And that's when darkness falls over Ax's England . . . Harrowing . . . enchanting - a dark fairy tale with an epic sweep, set in a world very like our own

Gwyneth Jones - Divine ​Endurance
The ​Cat - intelligent, elegant and heartless - and her loving companion Cho together go in search of the race who had left them alone. Cho believes she would be able to put an end to the world's problems. Divine Endurance had promised her that. And it is true: Cho has the power to grant every wish of the human heart. In the Peninsula, Cho and Divine Endurance discover a land of intricate beauty, but it is also a land riddled with corruption, where a desperate struggle is in progress between the people and the indifferent power of their Rulers. Everywhere death creeps in like the tide. And sometimes every wish of the human heart doesn't always work out...

Gwyneth Jones - Flowerdust
"Resonant ​and heartbreaking in ways that very little sf is able to manage" Locus In the Peninsula, the veiled women rule: guardians of the Dapur, the sacred hearth. In Ranganar, the island city of the south, the Samsui reformers, builders of machines and factories, pursue their heretic dream of the "Three Springs": liberty, equality and hard work. The Dapurs of the traditional, feudal Peninsula, whose first rule is to preserve lives, have forbidden armed rebellion against the foreigners from over the sea, even though these alien Rulers now seem bent on ruling a country full of corpses. But Derveet, outcast heir of the Garuda family, the Peninsula's paramount sovereigns, has raised a new kind of rebellion, calling to her aid secret powers the foreigners can't understand: and the veiled ladies at last, have signalled their support. Why have they changed their minds? It's something to do with Cho, the doll-who-is-a-person, a perfect machine out of the legendary past, who has given herself, body, heart and soul, to the last of the Garudas. . . But should Derveet and her friends be paying more attention to Cho's Cat, the elegant and heartless feloid Divine Endurance? Divine Endurance has never forgiven the humans, those toymakers of long ago, who created her and then abandoned her. . . When a dangerous narcotic drug called Flowerdust arrives in Ranganar, carried on a tide of refugees fleeing unrest in the north, Derveet sets out to find and neutralise the supply. A drug-fuelled crime wave must not be allowed to threaten the rebellion's city of refuge. Her quest takes her to the Peninsula's mysterious heart, where nothing is as it seems, and hope and nightmare are hard to tell apart. Two young people, opposites in every way, are faced with an appalling responsibility, and Derveet herself, the dalang; the puppeteer, must face her own frailty, and the demons of her past.

Gwyneth Jones - Life
Life ​is a richly textured fictional biography of the brilliant Anna Senoz, a scientist who makes a momentous discovery about the X and Y chromosomes. Anna’s discovery provokes widespread sexual rage and cruelly impacts her career, her marriage, and her child. Ultimately, Anna faces a challenge that the practice of science alone cannot meet.

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