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Joan Slonczewski

Joan Lyn Slonczewski (they/them) is an American microbiologist at Kenyon College and a science fiction writer who explores biology and space travel. Their books have twice earned the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel: A Door into Ocean (1987) and The Highest Frontier (2011). With John W. Foster, they coauthored the textbook, Microbiology: An Evolving Science (W. W. Norton). They explore ideas of biology, politics, and artificial intelligenc

ALL BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR
The Children Star - An Elysium Cycle Novel

The Children Star - An Elysium Cycle Novel

Only children can colonize the planet Prokaryon, genetically modified for a world whose chemistry kills unaltered adults. A colony of orphans struggles to survive, and finds the planet hides strange secrets. The Prokaryan landscape is ordered, as if by unseen gardeners, "hidden masters" no human has...

Daughter of Elysium - An Elysium Cycle Novel

Daughter of Elysium - An Elysium Cycle Novel

The pristine city of Elysium floats on the water world of Shora, inhabited by “immortals” who have succeeded in unlocking the secrets of life. Outsider Blackbear Windclan wants to share the secret of immortality with his own people, but can he, and the City of Elysium, survive the corruption and dec...

Brain Plague - An Elysium Cycle Novel

Brain Plague - An Elysium Cycle Novel

This is the story of one woman's psychological and moral struggle to adjust to having an ambitious colony of microbes living permanently in her own head. This novel is one of the most powerful and involving SF novels of the year. In Joan Slonczewski’s Brain Plague a starving artist on the planet Vel...

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