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The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass By Vera Nazarian,

  • Title: The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass
  • Author: Vera Nazarian
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  • Page: 332
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A far future dying earth science fantasy tale about identity, erotic desire, flying water and a mystery This is science fiction the way that Jack Vance s Dying Earth books are science fiction Charles de Lint believable character development, glimpses of science behind the solemn nomenclature, and enough irreverence to permit an occasional smile Whether you exA far future dying earth science fantasy tale about identity, erotic desire, flying water and a mystery This is science fiction the way that Jack Vance s Dying Earth books are science fiction Charles de Lint believable character development, glimpses of science behind the solemn nomenclature, and enough irreverence to permit an occasional smile Whether you expect a royal convergence, romantic destiny, or just a boost to a lackluster gene pool, what you ll get is less definitive and interesting Faren Miller, LocusLocus Recommended Reading List, 2005.Rich Horton Virtual Best of the Year 2005E CLOCK KING AND THE QUEEN OF THE HOURGLASSMany billion years in the future, the sun is a huge bloated golden Day God that fills the sky, and the earth is a barren desert The last remaining water has pooled at the bottom of the Pacific Basin in a thick toxic sludge lake called the Oceanus by the sterile post humans that inhabit its salt encrusted shores.Liaei is different from the others She is a fertile female created out of ancient homo sapiens DNA from the dwindling genetic stores, and has been manufactured by the horticulturists in a genetics lab Liaei has been brought to life for one mysterious purpose she is to become the Queen of the Hourglass.Growing up in Basin City, fostered by the quasi female modern human Amhama the same technician who put her cells together Liaei knows she does not belong She is lively and vibrant and has a savage full head of hair and eyebrows unlike the smooth doll like humans around her She is also curious and inquisitive, asking questions than even the harmonium in all its complexity can answer harmonium technology powers everything, can regurgitate histories of civilizations, process liquid toxic waste, conjure music out of the air, run the agricultural hothouses, and fly hovercars, and yet its origins too have been lost in the murk of the ages and it cannot satisfy the restless mind of Liaei.What does it mean to be the Queen of the Hourglass Why do love and emotions seem to mean other things to her than to others And what is that meandering ribbon of light up on the distant Basin Walls, a mysterious bit of ancient technology called The River That Flows Through the Air Can water flow uphill Soon, when she reaches ancient sexual maturity and undergoes the proper training, the Queen of the Hourglass will embark on a journey to meet her consort the Clock King, and there will be even questions.But now, the harmonium based machines are failing, and suddenly humanity is running out of time.
    The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass A far future dying earth science fantasy tale about identity erotic desire flying water and a mystery This is science fiction the way that Jack Vance s Dying Earth books are science fiction Charles

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    1. Book Info Genre Science FantasyReading Level Young AdultRecommended for People who like to think about deep thingsTrigger Warnings Preordained roles in life, limited self choiceDisclosure I won this book in the LibraryThing Member s giveaway in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own.Synopsis Many billion years in the future, the sun is a huge bloated golden Day God that fills the sky, and the earth is a barren desert The last remaining water has pooled at the bottom of the Pacific [...]

    2. This book takes place several thousands years in the future There is little to no water left, everything is breaking down, there are no other creatures except the adapted humans These humans have to grow all of their foods from DNA They are no longer what we would call humans There is little emotion and their bodies have become hairless forms that vaguely resemble what they used to look like This is the end of the world, but they keep trying to stay alive.Liaei has been created from DNA in a lab [...]

    3. originally appeared on Bookshelf ConfessionsClock King and the Queen of the Hourglass by Vera Nazarian is about Liaei, the last of the race of homo sapiens of course, we, humans who was born out of the best sperm and egg cells in a laboratory in the future It s about her journey to be the mate of the Clock King and to find her own self and protect the dying earth and the soon to be extinct human versions.This book is also about her training to be efficient, learning her self identity, surpassing [...]

    4. The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass is a novella 99 pages set in the landscape of a future Earth, where human beings have become androgynous, slow aging and sterile The book opens to a miraculous event the genetic engineering of the ova and sperm of earlier humans to create a fertile female Humanity s survival depends on the production of a child to expand the available gene pool The novella is a bit strange in tone, spinning between clinical impressions, the touching humanity of the h [...]

    5. Liaei hsa been genetically bred to procreate with the Clock King She has been brought up in an antiseptic world and struggles with the realization that she is completely different from everyone else Liaei wants to know why these things are the way they are and the only answer is to confront her destiny with the Clock King.

    6. This is a fantasy sci fi story of a future where the earth is used up and only a handful of survivors exist, and they no longer can copulate But they can clone a woman from cells to breed with a man who has been entombed throughout history called The Clock King And the cloned woman is the Queen of the Hourglass The story tells of her upbringing until she is menstruating and able to reproduce The story takes a turn and doesn t end the way the last humans had planed, but it all works out in the en [...]

    7. This 99 page novella left me wanting for an ending or else I just didn t get it.This is a genre that I don t normally read so my rating probably represents my lack of interest in the sci fi fantasy futuristic genre Nevertheless, I found the writing style compelling and enjoyable I thought the story was fluid and piqued my interest.I even felt I sort of could even visualize the androgynous character that populated the book The main character Laiei was a worthy lead.I would have given this novell [...]

    8. I think is a little over my head It was hard to get into and the ending was okay but I wanted something else It starts in a lab and making baby Liaei that is a throw back to older genes DNA They don t have reproduction systems that work or parts are small Everything she was taught and raised was so emotionless that it was hard to connect with the other characters It was different civilization I wanted to know about the clock king himself.i was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.

    9. It was too short This book got me hooked and intrigued I want to know about the Clock King I want to understand him He was sooooo mysterious The Queen of the Hourglass was also endearing and also a bit relatable Ms Nazarian can turn this to a full length novel and I wouldn t mind a bit I still have a lot of unanswered questions.

    10. Interesting, beautifully written far future science fantasy in the Jack Vance mode Nazarian in my opinion, one of the under appreciated fantasy writers in the genre puts a unique feminist twist on the trope Recommended.

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