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The Ice People

(1998)
A novel by

 
 
In this novel, Maggie Gee speculates about the survival of love between men and women in a frozen future world where children are rare, child-size robots run out of control and homosexuality is the norm.

Far into the the twenty-first century, civilisation has broken down in the face of the deepening cold. An old man, Saul, lives in a disused airport with a gang of wild boys, who spare his life only because of his skills as a storyteller. Saul tells of his youth, days of fierce heat and dwindling fertility. Men and women live separately, or "segged". The women cluster around the rare children; men turn to each other or to robot "pets". Saul is different... he falls in love with Sarah.

Genre: Science Fiction

Used availability for Maggie Gee's The Ice People

Hardback Editions

September 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Ice People
Author(s): Maggie Gee
ISBN: 1-86066-167-X / 978-1-86066-167-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Metro Books, London
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ice People
Author(s): Maggie Gee
ISBN: 1-84659-038-8 / 978-1-84659-038-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Telegram Books
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May 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ice People
Author(s): Maggie Gee
ISBN: 1-86066-153-X / 978-1-86066-153-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: RCB
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Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ice People
Author(s): Maggie Gee
Publisher: Telegram Books
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