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Please join PNWJETAA Book Club for our discussion of Hybrid Child: A Novel by Mariko Ohara  recipient of the prestigious Seiun (Nebula) Award in 1991. Hybrid Child was the first English translation of a major work of science fiction by a female Japanese author.
We look forward to seeing you all on February 23 at 3:30 pm (new time!)
at Fresh Flours on Phinney Ridge to discuss.
About the book:

Until he escaped, he had been called “Sample B #3,” but he had never liked this name. That would surprise them—that he could feel one way or another about it. He was designed to reshape himself based on whatever life forms he ingested; he was not made to think, and certainly not to assume the shape of a repair technician whose cells he had sampled and then simply walk out of the secure compound...

With the familiar strangeness of a fairy tale, Ohara’s novel traverses the mysterious distance between body and mind, between the mechanics of life and the ghost in the machine, between the infinitesimal and infinity. The child as mother, the mother as monster, the monster as hero: this shape-shifting story of nourishment, nurture, and parturition is a rare feminist work of speculative fiction...
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