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"In a frozen, apocalyptic landscape, destruction abounds: great walls of ice overrun the world and secretive governments vie for control. Against this surreal, yet eerily familiar broken world, an unnamed narrator embarks on a hallucinatory quest for a strange and elusive "glass-girl" with silver hair. He crosses icy seas and frozen plains, searching ruined towns and ransacked rooms, all to free her from the grips of a tyrant known only as the warden and save her before the ice closes all around. A novel unlike any other, Ice is at once a dystopian adventure shattering the conventions of science fiction, a prescient warning of climate change and totalitarianism, a feminist exploration of violence and trauma, a Kafkaesque literary dreamscape, and a brilliant allegory for its author's struggles with addiction--all crystallized in prose as glittering as the piling snow. Acclaimed upon its publication as one of the best science fiction books of the year, Kavan's 1967 novel has built a reputation as an extraordinary and innovative work of literature, garnering acclaim from China Mieville, Patti Smith, J. G. Ballard, Anaïs Nin, and Doris Lessing, among others. With echoes of dystopian classics like Ursula Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven, Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, and J. G. Ballard's High Rise, Ice is a necessary and unforgettable addition to the canon of science fiction classics."--
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Peter Owen Modern Classic
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subject_facetAction and adventure fiction
Electronic books
End of the world -- Fiction
Fiction
Glacial epoch -- Fiction
Nuclear warfare -- Fiction
Recluses -- Fiction
Science fiction
title_displayIce
title_fullIce
Ice / Anna Kavan
Ice / Anna Kavan ; foreword by Jonathan Lethem ; afterword by Kate Zambreno
Ice [electronic resource] Kavan, Anna, 1901-1968,
title_shortIce
topic_facetEnd of the world
Fantasy
Fiction
Glacial epoch
Literature
Nuclear warfare
Recluses
Science Fiction