In symbolic parallel of politics and current events, characters and circumstances within The Taos Sows center on stark juxtaposition. Numerous warring factions misuse the transient loyalty of their followers in order to inflict their ideology on all others. True government is irrelevant and subordinate to the act and thrill of governing. Virtually every character is associated with one cult or questionable organization or another, usually working against one another. This is a system upon which shaky foundations are laid, and rebellion is forced to adopt strange measures and evolve in unexpected ways. The corners of this somewhat futuristic society are populated by slightly evolved (some would say mutated) beings known as autvers. Menlo Olsan is one of their leaders, in charge of quncoveringq (creating) relics of a pre-history in which autvers and humans lived peacefully together. The AEL, or Autver Elimination League, is obsessed with autver extermination. However, after losing their great and charismatic leader Emilio Dirken, the AEL is largely ineffectual. Emilio directs his split faction to concentrate on eliminating the dreaded lesbian duo of Yumipepper and Cattamanchia, scourges of traditional society. Some are beginning to see that his obsession has driven him mad, while others embrace his madnessThis is a system upon which shaky foundations are laid, and rebellion is forced to adopt strange measures and evolve in unexpected ways.
|Title||:||The Taos Sows|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2004-01-01|