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A Door into Ocean - Joan Slonczewski
A Door into Ocean
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780893661564 (0893661562)
Publisher: Ultramarine Pub Co
Pages no: 403
Edition language: English
Series: Elysium Cycle
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Aerin rated it
3.0 Review: A Door Into Ocean, by Joan Slonczewski
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...
wealhtheow rated it
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...
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5.0 A Door Into Ocean (Elysium Cycle)
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...
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so many books, so little time rated it
4.0 A Door into Ocean
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.
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