The Eye of the Queen

TitleThe Eye of the Queen
Year for Search1982
AuthorsMann, [Anthony] Phillip (b. 1942)
Tertiary AuthorsMann, Phillip
Date Published1982
PublisherVictor Gollancz
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author, New Zealand author
Annotation

Describes a very complex, truly alien society that is in some ways eutopian. The residents of Pe-Ellia are asexual, telepathic, and live in a world in which the whole planet is alive. They go through seven stages of development, each of which produces new markings on their skin. The goal is to achieve symmetry in the last stage. They reproduce through the Queen, who appears to be an alien from a different world, and they also return to her in death.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. London: Victor Gollancz, 2001.

Holding Institutions

ATL, NLS, VUW

Author Note

The author (b. 1942) was born in England and lived most of his life in New Zealand.

Full Text

1982 Mann, [Anthony] Phillip (b. 1942). The Eye of the Queen. London: Victor Gollancz. Rpt. London: Victor Gollancz, 2001. ATL, NLS, VUW

Describes a very complex, truly alien society that is in some ways eutopian. The residents of Pe-Ellia are asexual, telepathic, and live in a world in which the whole planet is alive. They go through seven stages of development, each of which produces new markings on their skin. The goal is to achieve symmetry in the last stage. They reproduce through the Queen, who appears to be an alien from a different world, and they also return to her in death. The author was born in England and lived most of his life in New Zealand.