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Mockingbird
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Mockingbird

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Author: Walter Tevis
Publisher: Gollancz, 2007
Doubleday, 1980
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Dystopia
Robots/Androids
Human Development
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Synopsis

Mockingbird is a powerful novel of a future world where humans are dying. Those that survive spend their days in a narcotic bliss or choose a quick suicide rather than slow extinction. Humanity's salvation rests with an android who has no desire to live, and a man and a woman who must discover love, hope, and dreams of a world reborn.

The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. It's a world without art, reading and children, a world where people would rather burn themselves alive than endure. Even Spofforth, the most perfect machine ever created, cannot bear it and seeks only that which he cannot have - to cease to be. But there is hope for the future in the passion and joy that a man and woman discover in love and in books, hope even for Spofforth. A haunting novel, reverberating with anguish but also celebrating love and the magic of a dream.


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Mockingbird

- HRO
  (3/8/2014)
A simply amazing story...

- ScoLgo
  (12/31/2015)

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