The Stone Gods

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Harcourt, 2007 - Fiction - 206 pages
21 Reviews

Playful, passionate, provocative, and frequently very funny, Jeanette Winterson's The Stone Gods is a story about Earth, about love, and about stories themselves.


On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet—pristine and plentiful, as our own was 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. Off the air, Billie Crusoe and the renegade Robo sapien Spike are falling in love. Along with Captain Handsome and Pink, they're assigned to colonize the new blue planet. But when a technical maneuver intended to make it habitable backfires, Billie and Spike's flight to the future becomes a surprising return to the distant past, and they discover that “everything is imprinted forever with what once was.”

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User Review  - Gary Foss - Goodreads

The bad news: If you haven't read Jeanette Winterson yet then your life has been, hitherto, a waste. The good news: Not to worry; it's not too late. There's plenty of her work around and you can get ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jillian - Goodreads

There are some books you love because the story is so good, and others because the writing is so beautiful. And some have both! This book isn't really a gripping page-turner, but it's beautiful and ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

JEANETTE WINTERSON is the author of eight novels, a short-story collection, a book of essays, and, most recently a children's picture book. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

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