Part of the S.F. Masterworks series
The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss.
It's a world without art, reading and children, a world where people would rather burn themselves alive than endure. Even Spofforth, the most perfect machine ever created, cannot bear it and seeks only that which he cannot have - to cease to be.
But there is hope for the future in the passion and joy that a man and woman discover in love and in books, hope even for Spofforth. A haunting novel, reverberating with anguish but also celebrating love and the magic of a dream.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 14/06/2007
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575079151