Journal from Ellipsia

A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2013
Product Number: EB00298746
Released: Apr 21, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480437401
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A humorous satire and loving tribute to science fiction that delves into the tenuous relationship between science and the humanities by asking, What does it mean to be human? A genderless alien from Ellipsia, a planet whose inhabitants have no concept of individuality, comes to Earth on an intergalactic exchange program to learn how to become human. To live here, the traveler must study and understand our inclinations for seeing people as distinct beings—the nature of gender, and at the heart of identity, the word I. At once funny and serious, Journal from Ellipsia offers a starkly objective view on our own humanity.