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From the PublisherPraise for The Highest Frontier:
"This hip, smart tip of the hat to Heinlein's young adult novels hits all the right notes. It's got a plausible near future, optimism, savvy characters who move into action swiftly. This novel takes us to a place we haven't been in a long time—and I, for one, miss a lot.”
—Gregory Benford, author of Timescape
"And as you might expect from a scientist/novelist, the book is filled with all sorts of technical innovations…this in the story of Jenny Ramos Kennedy, a gifted high school athlete who’s lost her genetically engineered twin brother and is trying to make the best of her first year at college. And wouldn’t you know it, unlike most of our freshman years, this delightfully brilliant novel has the future of Earth hanging in the balance."
—All Things Considered, NPR
"[The] first novel in a decade from a respected author of hard SF (A Door into Ocean, The Children Star) brings out the complexities and anguish of the teen years while portraying a bold community of the future with all its strengths and weaknesses…. SF fans of all ages should enjoy this glimpse into a possible future at once disturbing and exciting by a graceful storyteller."
—Library Journal, Starred Review
"Slonczewski’s world-building has always gone deep; she gives the profoundest thought to how biology, culture, social structure, language, politics and economics combine to shape the future."
"Unique characters, witty scientific and societal extrapolations, and a complex, mind-blowing setting make this sedately paced narrative a delightfully amusing read."
"The Highest Frontier is an unnervingly brilliant novel, one which skewers relatively impartially almost every aspect of present human culture in a future coming-of-age story, with a deep, if cynical, understanding of the future implications of the world we are already beginning to build, but with that cynicism balanced by the realistic idealism of the protagonist."
—L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of The Saga of Recluce series
“Crammed into this relatively short book are dozens of nifty, gee-whiz-cool-future geegaws that would make any science fiction lover swoon.”