Solution Three (Dobson science fiction)

Mitchison, Naomi

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Synopsis: In 1973, historical novelist Naomi Mitchison published her second Science Fiction novel, Solution Three. Science had not featured much in her public persona until then, but it was very important in her thinking. Her Haldane father and brother were both distinguished scientists, and her three sons all became professors in different branches of science. This novel is dedicated to a Jim Watson, who turns out to be the author of The Double Helix - and that in turn is dedicated to Mitchison, who helped to edit it. In her post nuclear Holocaust world, overpopulation and feeding the people are the major problems. The third attempted Solution involves conditioned homosexual love for all, and the only babies born are clones of the best two individuals, Her and Him, born to favoured Clone Mums. Some'Professorial' scientists have refused to abandon marriage and heterosexual reproduction, and are an embarrassment. They have developed powerful new strains of cereals to feed the world, but ominous signs of failure and new diseases occur. Has this new world done enough to preserve gene pools in both humans and foodstuffs? Mitchison is one of the first to raise all the potential problems of GM crops: her novel remains urgent, thoughtful and relevant in today's world. Isobel Murray is Emeritus Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of Aberdeen.

About the Author: Naomi Mitchison, author of over 70 books, died in 1999 at the age of 101. She was born in, and lived in, Scotland but traveled widely throughout the world. In the 1960s she was adopted as adviser and mother of the Bakgatla tribe in Botswana.

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Title: Solution Three (Dobson science fiction)
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Book Description Dennis Dobson Limited, London, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First UK Hardback Edition. Jacket design by Richard Weaver.***Two-page Foreword by the author.***Near fine in black cloth-covered boards with silver titles and circle design to spine. No inscriptions. In a near fine colour illustrated dustwrapper, which has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of £2.95 net. Edges slightly marked and rubbed. Small closed tear to bottom of rear panel. Head and tail of spine of dustwrapper slightly creased. Nick to top outer corner of rear panel. Orange colour to spine faded. Spine tight. Pages bright.***204 mm x 136 mm. 160 pages.***' "A clone consists of the descendants of an individual produced through asexual reproduction having identical constitution." He and She vowed that the misery caused by the Aggressions would never be repeated. Aggression was caused by the conflicts arising from heterosexual tendencies and in the new order, Solution 3, society had changed to the only right and true form of human relationship - man-man, woman-woman.---There were, however, the Professionals, minorities who rejected Solution 3 and who were regarded as social misfits and who had to be induced into the new order---' (Blurb from inside front wrapper')***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Seller Inventory # 1662

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Book Description Dennis Dobson [1975]., London, 1975. Octavo, boards. First edition. "An all-wise Council rules a future utopian world. One of their decrees does away with male-female sex and promotes homosexuality -- in the interests of harmony and nonaggression. Eventually, a new, perfected human race will be created by cloning techniques." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 334. "Reminiscent of BRAVE NEW WORLD, although Mitchison's world is more temperate and rose-colored than Huxley's . surprisingly good hearted." - Helen Nicholls, Foundation. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1985, p. 369. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#40617). Seller Inventory # 40617

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