A Door Into Ocean

A Door Into Ocean

Book - 1985
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"A Door into Ocean" is the novel upon which the author's reputation as an important SF writer principally rests. A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF, it concerns the Sharers of Shora, a nation of women on a distant moon in the far future who are pacifists, highly advanced in biological sciences, and who reproduce by parthenogenesis--there are no males--and tells of the conflicts that erupt when a neighboring civilization decides to develop their ocean world, and send in an army.
Publisher: New York : Arbor House, [1985], c1986
ISBN: 9780877957638
0877957630
Branch Call Number: FIC Sl546do
Characteristics: 403 p. ; 24 cm

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DEME SHOR
Aug 15, 2016

Slonczewski does a wonderful job teasing out questions about human nature through the seemingly diametrically opposed inhabitants of the worlds Valedon and Shora. Both worlds have established societies based on very human, very different norms and through their interactions we see the limits and potential of those very things that make us human.

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