The Child Garden or A Low Comedy

TitleThe Child Garden or A Low Comedy
Year for Search1989
AuthorsRyman, Geoff[rey Charles](b. 1951)
Date Published1989
PublisherUnwin Hyman
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsCanadian author, Male author, UK author, US author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia. An expansion of his “Love Sickness.” Interzone, nos. 20 - 21 (Summer - Autumn) 1987): 4-23, 36-55.

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Author Note

 The author (b. 1951) was born in Canada and self-identifies as Canadian even though he has lived most of his life in the U. S. and the U. K.

Full Text

1989 Ryman, Geoff[rey Charles] (b. 1951). The Child Garden or A Low Comedy. London: Unwin Hyman. An expansion of his “Love Sickness.” Interzone, nos. 20 - 21 (Summer – Autumn) 1987): 4-23, 36-55. L, PSt

Authoritarian dystopia with fantasy elements. In a future sub-tropical London, people photosynthesize and children are infected with viruses that produce social conformity. The novel focuses on a girl who is immune and follows her throughout her life. The author was born in Canada and self-identifies as Canadian even though he has lived most of his life in the U. S. and the U. K.