The Stone Gods: A Novel

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The Whitbread Prize–winning author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit delivers a novel that "transports us to something like the future of our own planet" (The Washington Post). On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet—pristine and habitable, like our own was 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. Off the air, Billie Crusoe and the renegade robo-sapian Spike are falling in love. Along with Captain Handsome and Pink, they're assigned to colonize the new blue planet. But when a technical maneuver intended to make it inhabitable backfires, Billie and Spike's flight to the future becomes a surprising return to the distant past—"Everything is imprinted forever with what it once was." What will happen when their story combines with the world's story? Will they—and we—ever find a safe landing place? Playful, passionate, polemical, and frequently very funny, The Stone Gods will change forever the stories we tell about the earth, about love, and about stories themselves. "Scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures." —The New York Times Book Review "[A book] that you don't so much read as drink in, refuse to put down, cast inside of like a hunting dog, seeking against all odds the insight that will illuminate everything, a true answer to the fix we're in." —Los Angeles Times "The Stone Gods is a vivid, cautionary tale—or, more precisely, a keen lament for our irremediably incautious species." —Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Whitbread Prize–winning author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit delivers a novel that "transports us to something like the future of our own planet" (The Washington Post).

On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet—pristine and habitable, like our own was 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. Off the air, Billie Crusoe and the renegade robo-sapian Spike are falling in love. Along with Captain Handsome and Pink, they're assigned to colonize the new blue planet. But when a technical maneuver intended to make it inhabitable backfires, Billie and Spike's flight to the future becomes a surprising return to the distant past—"Everything is imprinted forever with what it once was." What will happen when their story combines with the world's story? Will they—and we—ever find a safe landing place?

Playful, passionate, polemical, and frequently very funny, The Stone Gods will change forever the stories we tell about the earth, about love, and about stories themselves.

"Scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures." —The New York Times Book Review

"[A book] that you don't so much read as drink in, refuse to put down, cast inside of like a hunting dog, seeking against all odds the insight that will illuminate everything, a true answer to the fix we're in." —Los Angeles Times

"The Stone Gods is a vivid, cautionary tale—or, more precisely, a keen lament for our irremediably incautious species." —Ursula K. Le Guin

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