No two persons ever read the same book. --Edmund Wilson

Saturday, April 30, 2005

#31: Metallic Love -- Tanith Lee

The Silver Metal Lover is one of my favourite Lee books -- an SF romance set in a near future where Earth is threatened by a captured asteroid, where a rich teenager falls in love with a robot and ends up concluding that he's ensoulled. This is a sequel, and a successful one. Twelve years after the events in the previous book, a new range of humanoid robots has been manufactured. And a different teenage girl becomes involved with one of them. But the robots aren't the same, and Loren (a sassy street brat) is no Jane. Again, Lee blends SF themes and a convincing ... well, it's not a romance, not in the same sense. The ending's happier, though, Very much enjoyed.

reposted here from LJ in order to keep all my reviews in one place

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