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Geoff Ryman - The ​Child Garden
In ​a semi-tropical London, surrounded by paddy-fields, the people feed off the sun, like plants, the young are raised in Child Gardens and educated by viruses, and the Consensus oversees the country, 'treating' non-conformism. Information, culture, law and politics are biological functions. But Milena is different: she is resistant to viruses and an incredible musician, one of the most extraordinary women of her age. This is her story and that of her friends, like Lucy the immortal tumour and Joseph the Postman whose mind is an information storehouse for others, and Rolfa, genetically engineered as a Polar Bear, whose beautiful singing voice first awakens Milena to the power of music.

Geoff Ryman - Air
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?

Geoff Ryman - Was
Ryman's ​darkly imaginative, almost surreal improvisation on L. Frank Baum's Oz books combines a stunning portrayal of child abuse, Wizard of Oz film lore and a polyphonic meditation on the psychological burden of the past.

Geoff Ryman - The ​King's Last Song
Archeologist ​Luc Andrade discovers an ancient Cambodian manuscript inscribed on gold leaves but is kidnapped—and the manuscript stolen—by a faction still loyal to the ideals of the brutal Pol Pot regime. Andrade’s friends, an ex-Khmer Rouge agent and a young motoboy, embark on a trek across Cambodia to rescue him. Meanwhile, Andrade, bargaining for his life, translates the lost manuscript for his captors. The result is a glimpse into the tremendous and heart-wrenching story of King Jayavarman VII: his childhood, rise to power, marriage, interest in Buddhism, and the initiation of Cambodia’s golden age. As Andrade and Jayavarman’s stories interweave, the question becomes whether th

Geoff Ryman - The ​Unconquered Country
When ​the Neighbors invade and Sharks attacking from the skies kill her family, Third Child must find her own way through a rapidly changing world.

Geoff Ryman - 253
A ​Bakerline tube carriage has 36 seats. An ideally filled tube train with no-one standing would carry 252 passengers. The driver makes 253. Each has their own personal history, their own thoughts about themselves and their fellow passengers.

Geoff Ryman - Unconquered ​Countries
From ​his stories in the Hugo Award winning Interzone, via Was, his examination of the reality and fantasy behind The Wizard of Oz, to his bestselling hypertext novel 253, Geoff Ryman has conducted a series of dazzling experiments with the very nature of storytelling. Through this restless innovation, he has constantly explored the gulf between appearance and truth, the way people enact mythologies to fulfil profound inner needs, then become trapped by their own creations. In the previously unpublished "A Fall of Angels", humanity has reached the stars, created "angels" from former humans, and is engaged in a fantastical quest to refuel the dying stars and so defeat entropy. Rich in ideas and beautifully characterised, "A Fall of Angels" is a fusion of hard science fiction and sense-of-wonder poetry. "Fan" questions the reality behind the virtual images of pop music, taking the concept of silicon-enhanced celebrity to its logical conclusion. The challenging "O Happy Day!" considers what happens when ideology replaces reason: in a death camp for heterosexual men the solution is infinitely worse than the problem. The collection ends with the novella "The Unconquered Country", Ryman's allegorical, phantasmagorical response to the horrors of recent Cambodian history. It is a staggering, breathtaking achievement, which rightly won many awards on original publication. Once read, it will never be forgotten. Each story in this book is the product of Geoff Ryman's remarkable imagination, taken together they make a compelling account of one of the finest writers around. --Gary S. Dalkin

Geoff Ryman - Levegő
Kizuldah ​faluban Csung Mae az egyetlen kapcsolat a nagyvilág kultúrája meg a rizsföldek és egyszerű otthonok világa között. Azonban új kommunikációs technológia söpör végig a Földön, mely azzal kecsegtet, hogy mindenkit mindennel összeköt – kábelek, komputerek és gépek nélkül. A technológia neve Levegő. A kezdeti teszt azonban balul sikerül, és emberek halnak bele a sokkba. A Levegő mégis feltartóztathatatlanul közeleg a falu felé. Mae az egyetlen, aki használni tudja és felkészítheti népét az eljövetelére, de vajon meghallgatják, mielőtt túl késő lenne?

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