The world was finally politically correct. The people who care have remade the Earth in their image, and its an Earthly Paradise. Humanity is joined together under a single, popularly-elected world government. Gay marriage is a normal institution, the Libertarian Party rules, and the First Lady is Head of State.
But who are the new underclass called Touchables, and why are they hunted for sport? Why are clones treated as inferior? Why do men outnumber women seven to one? And why are teenage women being drafted into government service for three years?
This 1984 Prometheus Award-winning novel is the story of Joan Darris, a brilliant young artist in the medium of laser concerts. Is it her destiny to play music for men's eyes, or to make herself a plaything for their desires? How does the lingering horror of the murder she witnessed at five threaten to rob her not only of her artistic triumph, but also threaten the life of a man she loves?
Like the novels of Huxley, Burgess, and Rand, The Rainbow Cadenza uses black humor to show you a future you fear but ends with a rainbow of hope.
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"A thoughtful, unusually well-written book that raises the most important questions about life and art." -- Michael Medved
"Engrossingly suspenseful ... the updated Brave New World ...wickedly funny and chilling at the same time." -- Publishers Weekly
"Every libertarian should read it. It should win the Prometheus Award." -- Robert A. Heinlein
"Future art forms are seldom handled wih the intelligence and vividness seen here." -- Booklist
"I found it absolutely fascinating ... A splendid book." -- Colin Wilson
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