The Cage of Zeus by Sayuri Ueda

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THE EDGE OF KNOWN SPACE IS THE EDGE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

The Rounds are humans with the sex organs of both genders. Artificially created to test the limits of the human body in space, they are now a minority, despised and hunted by the terrorist group the Vessel of Life. Aboard Jupiter-I, a space station orbiting the gas giant that shares its name, the Rounds have created their own society with a radically different view of gender and of life itself. Security chief Shirosaki keeps the peace between the Rounds and the typically gendered “Monaurals,” but when a terrorist strike hits the station, the balance of power is at risk...and an entire people is targeted for genocide.


About the author:
Born in Hyogo Prefecture, Sayuri Ueda is one of the more innovative science fiction authors in Japan. She won the 2003 Komatsu Sakyo Award with her debut novel, Mars Dark Ballade. The Cage of Zeus, her second novel, was originally published in 2004. Her recent short fiction collection, Uobune, Kemonobune (Fish Boat, Animal Boat), was highly acclaimed in the SF community and was nominated for the 2009 Japan SF Award. Also nominated for the Seiun Award in the short story category was “Kotori no haka” (The Grave of the Bird) from the collection. Her latest novel, Karyu no miya (The Ocean Chronicles), won the first prize of Best SF 2010 in SF Magazine and was one of the most noteworthy books of the year in any genre.

 

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Born in Hyogo prefecture, Sayuri Ueda is one of the more innovative authors of science fiction in Japan. She won the 2003 Komatsu SakyoAward with her debut novel, Mars Dark Ballad. The Cage of Zeus is her second novel, originally published in 2004. Her recent short fiction collection, Uobune, Kemonobune (Fish Boat, Animal Boat) was highly acclaimed in SF community and its title story was nominated for 2010 Seiun Award—the equivalent of the Hugo award in the English-speaking world.
 
Published September 18, 2011 by Haikasoru/VIZ Media. 300 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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