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The Silver Metal Lover

Silver Metal Lover Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
Series: Silver Metal Lover Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

Love is made of more than mere flesh and blood....

For 16-year-old Jane, life is a mystery she despairs of ever mastering. She and her friends are the idle, pampered children of the privileged class, living in luxury on an Earth remade by natural disaster. Until Jane's life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a robot minstrel with auburn hair and silver skin, whose songs ignite in her a desperate and inexplicable passion. 

Jane is certain that Silver is more than just a machine built to please. And she will give up everything to prove it. So, she escapes into the city's violent, decaying slums to embrace a love bordering on madness. Or is it something more? Has Jane glimpsed in Silver something no one else has dared to see - not even the robot or his creators? A love so perfect it must be destroyed, for no human could ever compete?

©1981 Tanith Lee (P)2019 Tantor

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"The strengths of [The Silver Metal Lover] lie in the vivid vision of [Lee's] world - exotic and a little frightening, but quite believable.... One of Lee's most fully realized creations." (Publishers Weekly)

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A love story, wonderment, surprise, joy & sadness

A far reaching ambitious fantasy exploring a not so far distant future scenario, where we question what is sentience, be it artificial or organic. written through the eyes of an naive innocent, amongst Peet's and Parents, with a touch of amusement and heart felt desire for a happy ending....

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  • Jenny
  • 07-08-19

Tanith Lee!

Always loved Tanith Lee's sci-fi stories since high school, so I might be biased here. The reader for this is pretty good (some of Tanith's other stories on Audible are not narrated nearly so well) and it is a great story! I hope the sequel will be next up because that story is even better.

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