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The core of the sun

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Set in an alternative historical present, in a "eusistocracy"an extreme welfare statethat holds public health and social stability above all else, it follows a young woman whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are all controlled by the state. The Eusistocratic Republic of Finland has bred a new human sub-species of receptive, submissive women, called eloi, for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labor and sterilized so that they do not carry on their "defective" line. Vanna, raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent, needs money to help her doll-like sister, who has disappeared. Vanna forms a friendship with a man named Jare, and they become involved in buying and selling a stimulant known to the Health Authority to be extremely dangerous: chili peppers. Then Jare comes across a strange religious cult in possession of the Core of the Sun, a chili so hot that it is rumored to cause hallucinations. Does this chili have effects that justify its prohibition? How did Finland turn into the North Korea of Europe? And will Vanna succeed in her quest to find her sister, or will her growing need to satisfy her chili addiction destroy her?
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subject_facetDystopias
Hot peppers -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction
Science fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Women -- Fiction
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The core of the sun / Johanna Sinisalo ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers
title_shortThe core of the sun
topic_facetFantasy
Fiction
Hot peppers
Literature
Missing persons
Sisters
Women