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The Just City

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Created as an experiment by the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, the Just City is a planned community, populated by over ten thousand children and a few hundred adult teachers from all eras of history, along with some handy robots from the far human future - all set down together on a Mediterranean island in the distant past. The student Simmea, born an Egyptian farmer's daughter sometime between 500 and 1000 A.D, is a brilliant child, eager for knowledge, ready to strive to be her best self. The teacher Maia was once Ethel, a young Victorian lady of much learning and few prospects, who prayed to Pallas Athene in an unguarded moment during a trip to Rome - and, in an instant, found herself in the Just City with grey-eyed Athene standing unmistakably before her. Meanwhile, Apollo - stunned by the realization that there are things mortals understand better than he does - has arranged to live a human life, and has come to the City as one of the children. He knows his true identity, and conceals it from his peers. For this lifetime, he is prone to all the troubles of being human. Then, a few years in, Sokrates arrives - the same Sokrates recorded by Plato himself - to ask all the troublesome questions you would expect. What happens next is a tale only the brilliant Jo Walton could tell.--Provided by publisher.

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Edition Notes

"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6073.A448 J87 2015, PR6073.A448J87 2015

The Physical Object

Pagination
368 pages
Number of pages
368

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Open Library
OL27174524M
Internet Archive
justcity0000walt
ISBN 10
0765332663
ISBN 13
9780765332660
LC Control Number
2015296489
OCLC/WorldCat
879582515

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