The Maërlande Chronicles
Sequel to The Silent City...
A future society, where women far outnumber men, has abandoned the models of patriarchy and matriarchy and established new gender roles. But Lisbeï, a young thinker whose gift is exploring the past, confronts the new establishment in order to force changes of her own. The Maërlande Chronicles is a sequel to the critically-acclaimed novel The Silent City.
About Élisabeth Vonarburg
Élisabeth Vonarburg is considered one of Canada's most accomplished Science Fiction writers.
Born in France in 1947, she immigrated to Canada in 1973 and taught French Literature and Writing at various universities in Quebec. More recently, she has been actively involved in the speculative fiction community as a translator, convention organizer, literary editor, and writer.
Her novels include The Silent City, Reluctant Voyagers and In the Mothers’ Land (published as The Maërlande Chronicles), the latter winning the Philip K. Dick Special Award in 1993. She has also received over thirty literary awards in France, Canada, and the US, including the 1998 Prix du Conseil québécois de la Femme en littérature, a one-time literary award given by the Quebecois Council for Women’s Affairs on its twentieth anniversary. Her five book series Tyranaël, received three major awards in Quebec: Dreams of the Sea and A Game of Perfection are English translations of the first two books in the acclaimed series. [MORE]
“An exciting, demanding, satisfying thought-experiment — serious science fiction doing what only science fiction can do.” — Ursula K. LeGuin
“...Fascinating, beautifully worked out - a real treasure, a meticulously created society.” — Marion Zimmer Bradley
“Marvelous... The Maërlande Chronicles is another strand in the tapestry of feminism science fiction that includes such novels as Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness.... Élisabeth Vonarburg has succeeded in creating a memorable addition to the body of sociological science fiction.” — Pamela Sargent