By: Roberts, Keith

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Fix-up sf novel: a series of linked stories (three first appearing in Interzone).

''much more sf-like is the Kiteworld sequence comprising KITEWORLD (fixup 1985) and ''Drek Yarman'' (February-June 2000 Spectrum SF), which invokes the atmosphere of earlier work in its depiction of a Ruined Earth Britain dominated by religious fanatics, and its Steampunk rendering of the life of the crews who man the Kiteships, which are the size of Airships, to guard the frontiers against ''demons'' (as the ballistic or cruise missiles of a former technological era are now remembered) in a kind of parody of the Pax Aeronautica theme; the life of the eponymous protagonist of the book-length second title re-enacts in small the deterioration of a land torn to bits by religion: marriage and maturity decaying inexorably (see Entropy) into despair'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Kiteworld.

Author Name: Roberts, Keith

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Victor Gollancz: London.: 1985.

ISBN Number: 0575036044

ISBN Number 13: 9780575036048

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy in a fine dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 02575