Living Next Door to the God of Love

Living Next Door to the God of Love

By Justina Robson

Spectra Books, Paperback, 9780553587425, 453pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2006

Where do you run when a world is out to get you?
AIs, Forged beings, superheroes, angels, and worlds that change in the blink of an eye here is a richly imagined tale of ordinary redemption in an extraordinary world from one of the most provocative writers working today.
Francine is a young runaway looking to find a definition of love she can trust. In Sankhara, she finds a palace where rooms are made of bone, flowers, and the hearts of heroes. She finds a scientist mapping the territory of the human mind. She finds a boyfriend. And she finds Eros itself incarnated in the androgynously irresistible form of Jalaeka.
But not everyone is in love with the god of love. Unity, for one, wants to assimilate Jalaeka along with every other soul in the universe. And contrary to what everyone always believes, love alone can t save the day. It will take something both more and less powerful than the human heart to save the worlds upon worlds at risk when gods collide.
For Robson, world-building is a literary device like any other, useful for exposing buried fears and desires to the light of day, no matter how strange the sun. "New York Times Book Review.

About the Author
Justina Robson was born and brought up in Leeds. She studied philosophy and linguistics before settling down to write in 1992. Her earlier novels, <b>Silver Screen </b>(1999) and <b>Mappa Mundi</b> (2001), were both shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.<br><br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>