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Brain Plague - An Elysium Cycle Novel


“Fascinating, flawlessly developed, meticulously detailed.”
—Kirkus Reviews


“In Joan Slonczewski’s Brain Plague ... a starving artist on the planet Veledon agrees to let a colony of “brain enhancers” occupy her skull. These microscopic creatures live in the brain’s outer linings, causing bursts of genius—or irreparable harm. The creatures themselves are like tiny human beings; one of their greatest concerns is getting their young to breed.”The New Yorker


“Slonczewski shows imaginative breadth of vision in her depiction of nanotechnology’s pervasive impact on Fold civilization ... her narrative, though hip-deep in biotech jargon, is rich in subtle analyses of the relationships between individuals and societies, art and life, the organic and inorganic, health and disease, free will and personal responsibility, and spiritual and scientific aspirations.” —Publishers Weekly


“A most compelling and engrossing read.”—SF Site


“One of the most interesting SF novels I have read in a long time ... Not to be missed.” —Nancy Kress


“Slonczewski’s world building is magnificent” —Booklist




Brain Plague - An Elysium Cycle Novel

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