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- A Door Into Ocean (Author) 574 copies, 17 reviews
- The Children Star 203 copies, 8 reviews
- Brain Plague 199 copies, 2 reviews
- Daughter of Elysium 172 copies, 7 reviews
- Wall Around Eden 146 copies, 3 reviews
- The Highest Frontier 106 copies, 9 reviews
- Still Forms on Foxfield 77 copies, 4 reviews
- Microbiology: An Evolving Science 15 copies, 1 review
- Microbe 4 copies, 2 reviews
- The Helix and the Hard Road 3 copies, 1 review
- Tuberculosis Bacteria Join UN [short story] 3 copies, 1 review
- The Wall Around the Sun 1 copy
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Joan Slonczewski has 1 upcoming event.
VB Reads...Speculative Fiction
Come discuss thought-provoking speculative fiction in a group that welcomes diversity. Science fiction and fantasy can be a great escape, but it can also be a great way to examine social issues and alternative viewpoints or identities. Historically, science fiction has often been used as a way of commenting on the biases of the age in which it is written, using metaphors such as the creation of robots, alternative relationships between alien species, and the colonization of other worlds to show contemporary problems or questions in a new light. The aim of this group is to enjoy reading provocative science fiction (and occasional fantasy) stories and discussing the themes they might present, in both the original context and for us as individuals today. This group meets the third Monday of every month at 7pm in the writing corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books. Authors DO NOT attend.
Mon, Dec 15, 7pm
A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski
A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF, it concerns the Sharers of Shora, a nation of women on a distant moon in the far future who are pacifists, highly advanced in biological sciences, and who reproduce by parthenogenesis--there are no males--and tells of the conflicts that erupt when a neighboring civilization decides to develop their ocean world, and send in an army.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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