IDIOT GODS


IDIOT GODS

DAVID ZINDELL    Book Number: 87106    Product format: Paperback

"By the time we reached the open ocean, the water tasted almost as it should: of seaweed and sacred salt, of starlight and storms..." "Early in the Moon of Owls, I watched Helen pace the deck of the Whale's half of the house. From time to time she held a burning tube of paper and vegetation to her lips." A book at the forefront of literary science fiction, here is a gorgeous picture of the world through the lens of an orca's understanding. When Arjuna of the Blue Aria Family encounters three signs of cataclysm, he leaves his home in the Arctic Ocean to seek out the Idiot Gods and ask us why we are destroying the world. But the whales' ancient Song of Life is beyond our understanding, and we know nothing of the Great Covenant between our kinds. Arjuna is captured, starved, tortured and made to do tricks in a tiny pool at Sea Circus. As the whales' beloved Ocean turns toward the Blood Solstice, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. For if Arjuna gains the Voice of Death, he could destroy mankind. His love for a human linguist gives him hope, even as he despairs that other people twist his words and continue the worldwide slaughter. If understanding can prevail, he may through the whales' mysterious power of Quenging enable human evolution to unfold. A poetic imagining, deeply sad and moving about humans and the cruelty to nature, seen through an orca's eyes. 472pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780007174423
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