The Dazzle of Day

Molly Gloss

Tor Books

031286437X

9780312864378

Trade Paperback

256 Pages

$17.99

CAD19.99

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A New York Times Notable Book

The Dazzle of Day is a brilliant and widely celebrated mixture of mainstream literary fiction and hard SF. Molly Gloss turns her attention to the frontiers of the future, when the people of our over-polluted planet Earth voyage out to the stars to settle new worlds, to survive unknown and unpredictable hardships, and to make new human homes. Specifically, it is a story about people who have grown up on a ship that is traveling to a new world, and about the society and culture that have evolved among them by the time they arrive at their new home planet.

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Praise for The Dazzle of Day

"Carefully conceived and deeply affecting."—Gerald Jonas, The New York Times Book Review

"A heartbreakingly good book . . . A rare dream of a book, passionate and lyric. The Dazzle of Day allows us to see our own world, our own present, more profoundly."—San Jose Mercury News

"[This] is philosophical science fiction . . . While it involves space travel, the changes in people and how they live and interact are the focus . . . Beautifully written."—Joyce Davidson, VOYA

"This is a novel of ideas, in the utopian tradition, but every idea finds its way to the reader through one or more characters. Intelligent and entertaining, it demonstrates why Gloss was a recent winner of the Whiting Writer's Award."—Publishers Weekly

"A novel that should satisfy science fiction fans and literary purists alike."—The Sunday Oregonian

"This miraculous fusion of meticulous 'hard' science fiction with unsparing realism and keen psychology creates a vast, beautiful, bleak vision of the human future—a triumph of the imagination."—Ursula K. Le Guin

"The Dazzle of Day lives up to Gloss's own high standard of life and work during monumental change. Gloss's lucid prose brings alive communities, family, and individuals—complicated, wise, foolish, in despair, and in joy."—Vonda N. McIntyre

"An uncompromising book, dealing with the human spirit in matters of life and death. This is a splendid book to be read many times."—Cherry Wilder

"[Gloss] writes with a rare eloquence that inevitably recalls the work of Ursula K. Le Guin. If Gloss chooses to continue in the SF genre, she could prove a worthy successor."—Locus

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Molly Gloss has won the Whiting Writer's Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. She has also been a PEN / Faulkner Award Finalist. Her other books include Wild Life and The Jump-Off Creek.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Molly Gloss

  • Molly Gloss has won the Whiting Writer's Award and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. She has also been a PEN / Faulkner Award Finalist. Her other books include Wild Life and The Jump-Off Creek.
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