Eliza Blair’s exuberant “Friends in Need” (2006) imagines a world in which a cheerful adolescent, speaking the electronic dialect of her generation, makes common cause with a genetically enhanced ginger tom, who is endowed with English of the most formal and fastidious kind. Together they dream of a revolution. “I’ll need some books on civil law”, ponders the cat.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Dinah Birch reviews Brian Aldiss's science fiction omnibus at the TLS. Some interesting thoughts there on writing about the future, but the thing that really made me start paying attention (really I must get this volume, or at least Eliza Blair's story!):