Joan Slonczewski

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Joan Slonczewski

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Joan Lyn Slonczewski is an American microbiologist at Kenyon College and a science fiction writer who explores biology and space travel. Her books have twice earned the John W. Campbell award for best science fiction novel: The Highest Frontier (2012) and A Door into Ocean (1987). With John W. Foster she coauthors the textbook, Microbiology: An Evolving Science (W. W. Norton).

Average rating: 3.89 · 4,056 ratings · 454 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
A Door Into Ocean

3.97 avg rating — 1,564 ratings — published 1986 — 16 editions
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Brain Plague

4.11 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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The Highest Frontier

3.43 avg rating — 371 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Daughter of Elysium

3.92 avg rating — 250 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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The Children Star

3.82 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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The Wall Around Eden

3.63 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Still Forms on Foxfield

3.60 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1980 — 2 editions
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Microbiology: An Evolving S...

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The Cambridge Companion to ...

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The Other Half of the Sky

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