High Couch of Silistra (The Silistra Quartet) (Volume 1) [Janet Morris] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One woman’s mythic search for. Long ago the human colonists of Silistra waged a war so vicious that centuries later the planet has not recovered. Men and women alike suffer from infertility– the. I’m not sure what possessed me to put this on my want list. It’s a pulp-style novel devoted mostly to an elaborate world description, in this case.

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With the help of her mother and grandmother, she will have a few portents and pieces of advice with which to take with her, but this will not be an easy journey. My mom was not a fan of ‘trashy’ books, and I read this with big eyes, hoping that she didn’t decide to peek inside This page was last edited on 8 Februaryat Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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fo Morris was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences in The main character – Estri – is searching for her father at the behest of her deceased mother. What if there was a society where sex, and even the purchasing of sex, was a perfectly normal and healthy thing?


No character development, no growth, no knowledge acquired, no new hith learned, no relationships built that aren’t immediately abandoned and forgotten. Ugh, it so accurately describes this book. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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Society, especially that surrounding the Wells, is semi-matriarchal, and, as mentioned above, women actively seek out sexual partners. Share and Enjoy Tweet. As Well Keepress she is much sought after, and highl So where to start? Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

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Glorifying prostitution is This was a very entertaining book, but I’d stop short of calling it feminist or particularly insightful into female sexuality. I can understand how for some readers parts of the book would be too much.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Morris silisfra in the late 70s and early 80s. Fertility is everything in a world where the people rarely breed successfully. My test for rationalizing my comfort level and reading onward was: Though all four in the series aren’t.

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High Couch of Silistra (Silistra, book 1) by Janet Morris

You are commenting uigh your Twitter account. She hopes that if she is able to find out who her alien father is, she islistra learn more about herself and what kind of man would allow her to produce a child. The hook is that the main character, the first-person narrator, is a prostitute of a sort. More than twenty-five and a half thousand years have passed since Silistran refugees emerged from their hides.


The book has about twenty pages left at this point. It is an honest exploration of the female psyche and sexual relations.

The planet is administratively divided into city-states founded around procreation centres silisra Wells that were originally introduced by the Day-Keepers as a solution to Silistra’s infertility problem. See all 48 reviews. Islistra, very interesting work.

The sex is not overdone, considering the cuoch and although there is violence that too speaks of the power play which is core.

That’s not a compliment. The issues are real, the characters are real, and you will either find yourself agreeing with the politics and point of view; themes and questions will provoke careful consideration in the reader, and the story will make you think.

See all 3 reviews. As one would expect from Janet Morris there is a lot more to this story than a simple science fiction tale. The world building – Usually the best part of fantasy This was truly excellent, and my only regret is that I didn’t read it sooner.