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The Book of Being

(1985)
(The third book in the Black Current series)
A novel by

 
 
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After hazardous adventures on her own planet and journeys to far-flung stars and states of unconsciousness, the riverwoman Yaleen begins this concluding book in her trilogy by returning to life as a three-year-oldbut with her memories intact. She is now a priestess, intent on warning her world of the evil computer, the Godmind. Efforts to see her manuscript in print parallel her campaign for the hot air balloons she feels will open and change her traditional, static society. At the end of this uneven finale to a weak series, Yaleen rejoins the friends of her first youth, and her love for them calls her back to the things of this world. The most eloquent passages here describe a potter's ties to the particular clays of his locale and a city's symbiosis with its aqueduct system, recalled with the fascination of a child.


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Hardback Editions

May 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of Being
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-575-03596-X / 978-0-575-03596-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

September 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Book of Being
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-88677-153-6 / 978-0-88677-153-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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August 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Being
Author(s): Ian Watson
ISBN: 0-586-06389-7 / 978-0-586-06389-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Being: Black Current Book 3
Author(s): Ian Watson
Publisher: Gateway
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September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Being: Black Current Book 3
Author(s): Ian Watson
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK