A Door into Ocean
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 1987
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Elysium Cycle
I feel like I've been reading this book over and over lately. Just a few weeks ago, for instance, when it was called Dreamfall. Or earlier this year, under the title Woman on the Edge of Time. A couple of years ago, when it was The Word for World is Forest. All feature these futuristic or alien, usu...
Shora is a world without land. The humans who colonized it chose to reshape themselves, instead of terraforming the planet. Sharers, as the descendents of the colonists call themselves, strive to live in balance with each other and their world. Although they have incredibly advanced biological sci...
In a word: amazing. Landor’s narration is beautiful and lyrical, with well-detailed characterizations across the cultures and classes presented in Slonczewski’s award-winning novel of feminism, pacifism, and anarchism in a far-future of multiple visions of post-humanity. It immediately vaults into m...
Occupy Shora.Yes, this counts as a feminist SF work, but as well it's a parable about culture, non-violent resistance, and our conflicting drives either to create or destroy. The world-building is engaging, especially the biology of the planet Shora.
While slow to start, I was really impressed with how much I cared about what was happening by the second "part" of the book and I cared right up until the very last paragraph.