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Brain Plague (Elysium Cycle)
     

Brain Plague (Elysium Cycle)

by Joan Slonczewski
 

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"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

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"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

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Book List
Slonczewski's world building is magnificent.
Kirkus Review
Fascinating, flawlessly developed, meticulously detailed.
SF Site
A most compelling and engrossing read.
The New Yorker
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.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012402349
Publisher:
Phoenix Pick
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
308
File size:
2 MB

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