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To Warm the Earth

(The second book in the Gendering series)
A novel by

The rule of men led to atomic war. Nuclear winter ice wiped Earth clean of cities. For centuries now, the rule of women has labored to restore balance. But warriors and kings are on the rise again.

The priestesses in the snow-covered caves of Northern India consider the Snow Tiger to be the sacred symbol of all earth's goddesses. A girl who longs to be a priestess kills a snow tiger while defending her family against its attack, and is banished for breaking the taboo.

Osen, the old African priestess with extraordinary powers, knows that male civilization survived in space. She creates a son, Govind, up above on the space station. His mission: to heal the spacemen and lead them back to warm and protect the Earth. All she needs is a bold, brave young woman to go into orbit to be his mentor. She has her eye on Mana, the tiger-slayer.

But will Govind be able to bring the healing Goddess religion of Earth to space? Can Mana hold his genius in check? If she goes, will she ever see her beloved earth, or the woman she loves, again?

To Warm The Earth is a cunning fable of men and women, told in the richly imagined future of the Gendering series, and a perfect companion to Children of Arable. The two books are linked but can be enjoyed separately.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

March 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: To Warm the Earth (Gendering, 2)
Author(s): David Belden
ISBN: 1-58776-056-8 / 978-1-58776-056-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vivisphere Pub
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August 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: To Warm the Earth (Children of Arable)
Author(s): David Belden
ISBN: 0-451-15485-1 / 978-0-451-15485-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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