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"Slonszewski, a noted biologist, has written a novel that features enough absorbing material on genetics and planetary ecology to satisfy and aficionado of hard SF. At the same time, she tackles a wide range of moral issues, from overpopulation to ecological responsibility and the ethics of machine intelligence. Remarkably, Slonczewski accomplishes all of this in a story that is not only exciting but also filled with memorable characters, human, alien, and sentient machine." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
I simply love Joan Slonczewski, and I wish she authored more books! Alas, I suppose she's busy with her hard-core research (she's a biology professor). Read morePublished on December 20, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I read this 10+ years ago when it was serialized in Analog. I kept reading month after month, mainly because I liked Brother Rod's story, where the rest of the universe didn't... Read morePublished on May 26, 2008 by Evan the Dweezil