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A post-apocalyptic dystopian fable by the acclaimed author of HALF PAST HUMAN, with an introduction by Ken MacLeod
Rorqual Maru was a cyborg - part organic whale, part mechanised ship - and part god. She was a harvester - a vast plankton rake, now without a crop, abandoned by earth society when the seas died. So she selected an island for her grave, hoping to keep her carcass visible for salvage.
Although her long ear heard nothing, she believed that man still lived in his hive. If he should ever return to the sea, she wanted to serve. She longed for the thrill of a human's bare feet touching the skin of her deck. She missed the hearty hails, the sweat and the laughter.
She needed mankind. But all humans were long gone ... or were they?
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A post-apocalyptic dystopian fable by the acclaimed author of HALF PAST HUMAN. Introduction by Ken MacLeod.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001531145
Book Description Eyre Methuen. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0413346706I5N00
Book Description Methuen, 1975. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. Seller Inventory # 1404045
Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. In VERY GOOD overall condition, with some signs of previous ownership. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. Seller Inventory # mon0000401920
Book Description Jun 01, 1976. Condition: Used: Very Good. "Slight wear to spine, covers & corners. Spine uncreased. Different cover image" Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. ISBN: 0413346706. ISBN/EAN: 9780413346704. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 031102. Seller Inventory # 031102
Book Description Methuen, London, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Very Good-. Reprint; First Printing. Light edge and shelf wear, inside covers and endpapers heavily foxed. ; First paperback edition. Nice tight copy, no names inside, appears unread. Wrap around cover artwork uncredited. ; 320 pages; Sequel to Half Past Human. An engrossing tale of a mechanical harvester without a crop and a man without a body in a world without a future. Mass Market PB. Seller Inventory # 25779
Book Description Methuen Publishing Ltd, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Acceptable. Second hand book, so does have a fair amount reading wear to covers, spine and edges. Overall condition can be considered as acceptable. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 138301
Book Description Methuen, London, 1976. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. First Paperback Edition. Mas Market Paperback, Minor shelf wear, edges tanned, front end paper slightly foxed otherwise this is a clean and tight copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 016204
Book Description Eyre Methuen. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0413346706. Seller Inventory # R0017556
Book Description London: Methuen Paperbacks 1976 First Methuen Paperback Printing ISBN 0-413-34670-6, 1976. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Fine. Great wrap-around cover art by Jim Burns. Seller Inventory # 15684