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The Godwhale

T.J. Bass

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ISBN 10: 0345237129 / ISBN 13: 9780345237125
Published by Ballantine Books, 1974
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Godwhale

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 0.

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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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Bass demonstrated a thorough command of biological extrapolation and a sustained delight in the creation of a witty, acronym-choked language--THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION

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