In a world where the human population has suffered devastating losses, a handful of survivors cling to what passes for life in a post-apocalyptic, dying landscape. A world where humans wander, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. A dying world of no children and no art, where reading is forbidden. And a strange love triangle: Spofforth, who runs the world, the most perfect machine ever created, whose only wish is to die; and Paul and Mary Lou, a man and a woman whose passion for each other is the only hope for the future of human beings on earth.
An elegiac dystopia of mankind coming to terms with its own imminent extinction, Mockingbird was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Novel.
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by Walter Tevis
by Sandra Dallas
by Katie Lane
by Rachel Gibson
by Susan Rogers Cooper
by Katie MacAlister
"Tevis offers a new twist on the postapocalyptic theme. Narrators Robert Fass and Nicole Poole portray the last viable humans on an Earth overcome by well-meaning robots. As narrators, they keep the listener guessing throughout. Fass embodies his character with a will to survive that far surpasses that of the rest of the drug-addled humans, yet he speaks with a kindness and dignity none of the others share. When he speaks as Spofforth, the robot overlord, his voice has a slight mechanical sound that gives additional credibility to the story. Poole beautifully portrays Mary Lou, the last mother on a dying Earth. This audiobook, a stunning example of science fiction, is perfectly performed. M.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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