Widely acknowledged as a prolific and gifted writer, Marge Piercyâ€™s novels include The Third Child, Three Women, Gone to Soldiers, Body of Glass (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award), The Longings Of Women, Braided Lives and City of Darkness, City of Light. Piercy is also a celebrated poet whose most recent poetry collections published in Great Britain are The Art of Blessing The Day and Written in Bone (Five Leaves), launched at the International Poetry Festival in London in 1998. She lives in Wellfleet with her husband, the novelist and painter Ira Wood.
In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her, and meets an extraordinary man who is not a man at all, but a unique cyborg implanted with intelligence, emotions - and the ability to kill... From the critically acclaimed author of Woman on the Edge of Time, comes another stunning novel of morality and courage. A Pygmallion tale for the modern age, this classic feminist speculative novel won the Arthur C Clark Award.
Often compared to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Naomi Alderman's The Power - Woman on the Edge of Time has been hailed as a classic of speculative science fiction. Disturbing and forward thinking, Marge Piercy's remarkable novel will speak to a new generation of readers. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie Ramos is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a utopian future of sexual and racial equality and environmental harmony. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a dystopian society of grotesque exploitation. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow... The classic feminist science fiction novel - reissued on its 40th anniversary with a new introduction by the author.
In the 1960's, Vida was a political star of the anti-war movement and a charismatic red-headed beauty. Orginally published in 1979, this vivid novel follows Vida on the run a decade later, her exuberence replaced by a stubborn courage. Hiding in a safe house she meets Joel, a fugitive, and despite knowing the dangers she starts warming to a man for the first time in years. As counterpoint to the underground 70s Piercy tells the extraordinary tale of the optimistic 60s, capturing the energy and rage of those involved.
Originally published in 1970, readers follow the lives of four teenagers in a near-future society, as they rebel against the military draft and 'the system'. From the disillusionment and alienation of the young at the centre of the revolt, to their attempt to build a visionary new society, the nationwide following they gain and their ultimate brutal repression, this is future fiction without the fantasy. This 40th anniversary edition features a new, reflective and unapologetic introduction by the author.
First published in 1979, Vida is Marge Piercys classic bookend to the sixties. Vida is full of the pleasures and pains, the experiments, disasters and victories of an extraordinary band of people. At the centre of the novel stands Vida Asch. She has lived underground for almost a decade.