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The Child Garden

(1989)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel
Children are raised in Child Gardens and educated by virus. Viruses control their behaviour. This is the story of Lucy, the immortal tumour, Joseph, whose mind is an information storehouse, and Milena, a musician who has a secret, lost even to herself. It is hidden somewhere in the Child Garden.


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Praise for this book

"Science Fiction of a very high order!" - Greg Bear


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Used availability for Geoff Ryman's The Child Garden

Hardback Editions

October 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Child Garden; or a Low Comedy
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
ISBN: 0-312-05002-X / 978-0-312-05002-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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October 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Child Garden
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
ISBN: 0-04-440393-3 / 978-0-04-440393-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Child Garden: A Low Comedy
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
ISBN: 1-931520-28-3 / 978-1-931520-28-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Child Garden (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
ISBN: 0-575-07690-9 / 978-0-575-07690-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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May 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Child Garden
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
ISBN: 0-00-651088-4 / 978-0-00-651088-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Voyager
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April 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Child Garden: A Low Comedy
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
ISBN: 0-312-89023-0 / 978-0-312-89023-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orb Books
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1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Child Garden
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
ISBN: 0-04-440684-3 / 978-0-04-440684-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Child Garden (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
Publisher: Gateway
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June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Child Garden: A Low Comedy
Author(s): Geoff Ryman
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA