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Basically, time-wimey, orgy-porgy. It also appears on lots of college syllabi.

Another woman, Janet, comes from a world called Whileaway, where all the men were killed in a gender-specific plague more than years ago. It was also nominated for the Ditmar Award in International Fiction. We went to a fascinating panel at WorldCon to discuss this book , and learned a lot about it there. Their goal is to replace the human race with human-Oankali hybrids after a massive near-genocide has almost wiped out humanity.

The main character, Lilith, is a human who spends most of her time among the Oankali, and eventually sides with them against humans. Mating is probably where it gets weirdest. All three sexes are necessary for reproduction. And most of them are pretty cool with it. It explores what happens when humans get used to, and even enjoy, their servitude.

Follow her on Twitter , and email her. A version of this article first appeared in She left for London in the 's and has lived in free exile since. Her work covers a wide spectrum. She draws inspiration from her background to create a new world. She is known for her bold, edgy and stunning approach to her subjects.

O'yang currently works from The Netherlands and Denmark. She publishes in English, Dutch and Chinese.

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For the eponymous photo novel the artist duo worked with a semi-transparent costume, in which O'yang posed nude in front of the camera. Find out more: www. A repeated motif in the book is the presence of the Buddhist Goddess Guanyin, a feminine figure of the divine who is of enormous importance in the popular religious imagination, and oddly powerful in a religion and culture more noted for favouring masculine power. But O'yang's Goddess of Mercy is not the delicate beauty of Chinese iconography.

She is cruel and occasionally whimsical, creating torments along with mercies. I must say I admired O'yang's bravery in tackling this particular archetype of feminine perfection. It reminds me of Haruki Murakami. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Learn more at Author Central.


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