|DUSTJACKET BLURB: In an England two hundred years hence all
children are brought up in single sex creches: the 'Blocks'. Molly Zero, young
and intelligent, resilient and loving, is a product of the 'Blocks' and is
destined for the Elite the governing body of a country now crippled by
martial law. She rebels and escapes, and we follow her through various
adventures in the apparent mundanity of small town life, joining the
eccentric gaiety of the travelling gypsies, and on finally to the 'trendy'
nihilism of middle-class terrorism. Molly Zero is the story of her
gradual awakening to the realities of responsibility and the price of caring.
Keith Roberts is the stylist of British sf and with this, his first new novel
for six years, he has produced a work to equal the beautiful Pavane.
Molly Zero is gifted with the artist's eye, exhibiting all the craft and
precision of observation SF enthusiasts have come to expect frorn him. And in
Molly herself he has created a female character as memorable as his