The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson

The Stone Gods

Jeanette Winterson

At the heart of this tale is a bizarre but beautifully written romance with a twist. Against a backdrop of dystopian worlds, Billie and Spike search, time after time, for a life and love together. Packed around that romance is a science fiction novel, full of eco-warnings, philosophising, and a touch of satire. As the revelations slowly unfolded, this novel enticed and drew me through its satisfyingly complex and unexpected story.

Extract

Every second the Universe divides into possibilities and most of those possibilities never happen. It is not a universe - there is more than one reading. The story won't stop, can't stop, it goes on telling itself, waiting for an intervention that changes what will happen next.
Love is an intervention.

Parallels
  • The Making of the Representative for Planet 8 by Doris Lessing
  • Bending the Landscape: Original Gay and Lesbian writing: Science Fiction by Nicola Griffith & Stephen Page (eds)
  • Stark by Ben Elton
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