By Janet Morris
Biology shapes reality...
One woman's mythic look for self-realization in tomorrow...
Her sensuality was once on the middle of her international, her quest past the civilized stars.
Aristocrat. Outcast. Picara. Slave. Ruler.
"Engrossing characters in a fabulous adventure." - Charles N. Brown, Locus Magazine
"The extraordinary and erotic adventures of the main attractive courtesan in tomorrow's universe" - Frederik Pohl
"The top unmarried instance of prostitution utilized in myth is Janet Morris' Silistra series... Estri's personality is so much like that of Ishtar who describes herself as "'a prostitute compassionate am I'" simply because she "symbolizes the artistic submission to the calls for of intuition, to the chaos of nature ...the unfastened lady, rather than the domesticated woman". Linking Estri with those lunar and water symbols isn't really tricky end result of the moon's everlasting virginity (the energy of integrity) hyperlinks along with her changeability (the prostitute's switching of lovers). [...] Morris strengthens the moon imagery by means of having Estri as a well-keepress simply because wells, fountains, and the moon because the orb which controls water have lengthy been linked to fertility, [...] In a feeling, she is just like the moon simply because she is outwardly everlasting, by no means waxing or waning other than in her pursuit of the hunt; she is the prototypical wanderer just like the moon and Ishtar. She is the everlasting evening image of the moon towards the Day-Keepers [...] At her majority (her 300th birthday), she is given a silver-cubed hologram letter from her mom, containing a videotape of her perception by means of the savage bronzed barbarian god from one other global. [...] If Estri's mom then acts as a bawd, prepared her lineage as Well-Keepress to her daughter, then Estri's great-grandmother Astria as foundress of the good turns into an additional mother-bawd determine while she deals her prophetic suggestion in her letter: "Guard Astria for you'll lose it, and extra. watch out for person who isn't really as he turns out. Stray no longer within the port urban of Baniev ...look good approximately you, in your father's daughter's brother seeks you". Having no brother that she is familiar with of doesn't remain Estri from project the heroic quest of discovering her father." - Anne ok. Kaler, The Picara: From Hera to myth Heroine
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