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Sign of the Labrys

Written By:Margaret St. Clair - 1963

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Synopsis

Women are closer to the primitive than men. They are conscious of the moon-pulls, the earth-tides. They possess a buried memory of humankind's obscure and ancient past which can emerge to uniquely color and flavor a novel.

EARTH was a weird and dire place after the plagues. The few humans who survived could not bear the touch of each other; they lived in the enormous, endless caverns hacked out of the bowels of the earth for the bombs that never came.

And on one man rested the hopes of the world, though he did not know it. Sam Sewell only knew he had to journey, despite forbidding perils from the darkness of the past, into the ultimate fastness of the unknown to rescue the timeless wisdom of the witch Despoina...

Blurb

Imaginative, Inventive, Original—The science-fiction novel of an ultra-modern world without a future

WOMEN ARE WRITING SCIENCE-FICTION!
ORIGINAL! BRILLIANT!! DAZZLING!!!

Such a woman is Margaret St. Clair, author of this novel. Such a novel is this, SIGN OF THE LABRYS, the story of a doomed world of the future, saved by recourse to ageless, immemorial rites...

FRESH! IMAGINATIVE!! INVENTIVE!!!

A wildly fanciful, terrifyingly realistic novel of a fantastic future!

Catastrophe:

pestilence

Type:

fantastical