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The Annunciate

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In a dark future universe, where human technology has not significantly halted human violence, scientists roam a distant star system selling an opium-like drug, and plans are made to fuse human DNA with a lifeform called the Grub in hopes of finally erasing humankind's most violent tendencies.

Praise for this book

"Like Samuel Delany and Ursula Le Guin before her, Severna Park reshapes our notions of love and gender, freedom and bondage." - Elizabeth Hand

"Intricately thought out and compelling; love, duty, subjugation and first contact play out in worlds where humans interface with technology which is organic, personal, and shaped by individual creative vision. A beutifully concieved story." - Nalo Hopkinson

"The Annunciate has nanotechnology and spaceships, but at its heart is Severna Park's delicate calculus of human need--the need for information, for a fix, for a place to live, for a lover and for a mother...the need for hope." - Maureen F McHugh

"A spellbinding brew of love, fear, nanotechnology, virtual reality, sex, drugs and a profound meditation on the nature and possibilities of human interaction." - S M Stirling

Used availability for Severna Park's The Annunciate

Hardback Editions

November 1999 : USA Hardback

Title: The Annunciate
Author(s): Serverna Park, Severna Park
ISBN: 0-380-97737-0 / 978-0-380-97737-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eos
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Paperback Editions

December 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Annunciate
Author(s): Severna Park
ISBN: 0-380-80502-2 / 978-0-380-80502-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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