Source

Kelso, Sylvia (2010) Source. Jupiter Gardens Press, Grimes, IA, USA.

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Abstract

After their shattering departure from Amberlight, Telluir House has begun to rebuild in the mountain village of Iskarda - but even there, River politics remain a threat. When Tellurith and her consort receive the precious yet harrowing gift of a possible new form of the qherrique, only one solution offers protection for Iskarda and the qherrique both: leave Iskarda. Find the River's Source.

The qherrique itself chooses Tellurith a company, of husbands, lovers, old friends and new, and their passage upRiver is accompanied by upheavals and catastrophe wherever they pass. Nor are things quieter downRiver, or n Iskarda itself. Before she can return, everything Tellurith has worked for threatens to crumble, as war flares along the River, among the fall and liberation of states, including Amberlight. It takes revelation, sacrifice, great loss, and an impossible hope's fulfillment, to bring Tellurith and her company safely home from the Source, to a River that will never be the same again.

Research Statement

Research Background Source is the third novel in the Amberlight world and again combines gender politics and Utopian elements, applying the critical work of feminist theorists such as Joanna Russ and Donna Haraway, and science fiction writers such as the black gay SF writer Samuel R. Delany. Source was also an exploration of the epistolary format.
Research Contribution Source continues on from Riversend with what Raymond Williams called the hardest part of imagining any Utopia: that is, how it actually began, how it developed and "how to get there from here." Again its major focus for Utopian change was a new version of gender politics, drawing on feminist and queer theory as well as the work of Utopian SF writers like Ursula Le Guin and Samuel R. Delany.
Research Significance Like its predecessors, Source is not only a source of material for feminist literary critics in SF and/or fantasy, but a parallel form of discussion on important feminist and other theoretical ideas.
Item ID: 36917
Item Type: Book (Creative Work)
ISBN: 978-09827637-8-0
Keywords: fantasy; adventure; Australian author; North Queensland author, creative writing, fiction, science fiction
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Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 04:53
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 100%
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