Love is made from more than mere blood and flesh....
Tanith Lee is among the most imaginative and thought-provoking authors of our time. Lee has created a classic tale in this unforgettably poignant novel--a beautiful, tragic, erotic, and ultimately triumphant love tale of the future.
Life i... s a mystery for sixteen-year-old Jane that she despairs of ever mastering. She and her friends are the idle, pampered children of the privileged class, living in the luxury of a natural catastrophe-remade Earth. A chance encounter with a robot minstrel with auburn hair and silver skin, whose songs ignite in her a desperate and inexplicable passion, until Jane's life is changed forever.
Silver is more than just a machine constructed to please, Jane is certain. And to prove it, she'll give up everything. So she escapes into the violent, decaying slums of the city to embrace a love bordering on madness. Or is it more of a thing? Has Jane glimpsed something nobody else dared to see in Silver--not even the robot or its creators? A love that is so perfect that it must be destroyed, because no human can ever compete?
A rose by any other name Would get the blame For being what it is-- The colour of a kiss, The shadow of a flame. A rose may earn another name, So call it love; So call it love I will, And love is like the sea, Which changes constantly, And yet is still The same.