[LMB] OT: book recommendation

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 21:16:16 GMT 2018


On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 3:56 PM, Jean Lamb <tlambs1138 at charter.net> wrote:

> I strongly recommend reading AN EXCESS MALE by Maggie Shen King (it's $1.99
> on Amazon/US, don't know the prices anywhere else). It's a heartbreaking
> and
> chilling look at a possible solution for 40 million excess men created by
> the one-child policy. Let's just say that men have to have the dowries now.
> The world building is excellent, as you have technological progress being
> used by a Chinese government which hasn't actually changed a whole lot, and
> the lives of four people which are all wrapped up in one marriage. Well,
> sort of. Oh, please just go read it, it's good!
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I have seen that before!
It really reverses the demographics of post-war excess females.
I don't remember anyone but the ladies lamenting their sad excess fate,
though.

Sylvia


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