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Daughter of Elysium

Blackbear Windclan wants to share the secret of immortality with his own people but can he and the City of Elysium survive the corruption and decad. DNF pg 100 I can t believe the sheer amount of repetition of detail in this book If I see someone adjusting their train or letting out their train or the trainsweeps folding a train one time I will go bonkers I get that when you re worldbuilding entire alien cultures from scratch these details are important but this was heavy handed

SUMMARY Daughter of Elysium

Ence that immortality has bred into the ageless societyAnd what of the consciousness of self aware nano sentient servitors and their uest for vengen. Speculative fiction SFFH has an unfortunate history of orientalism or Othering giving a group designated as the enemy all the characteristics of say the indigenous cultures of Africa or the Turkic peoples of Central Asia or whoever is the them in the Us and Them paradigm the author has set up the Us being patriarchal capitalist Anglo Americans As much as I ve enjoyed reading Tolkien I have to admit that his orcs follow this pattern they are described as relatively unintelligent degenerated almost atavistic humanoids straddling the line between ape and man whose unnatural unions with humans produce mongrel creatures that are horrible man high but with goblin faces sallow leering suint eyed All of which to put it mildly duplicates the rhetoric of racism and prejudice with an alarming degree of accuracy Tolkien even in a letter directly said that

REVIEW ☆ MUCID.ME ☆ Joan Slonczewski

The pristine city of Elysium floats on the water world of Shora inhabited by 'immortals' who have succeeded in unlocking the secrets of lifeOutsider. Generations after the Sharers refused to accept Valen control there is a new struggle for freedom on Shora Centuries ago the Sharers allowed the Elysians to settle on their world and learn lifeshaping from them The Elysians chose to exchange their own ability to bear children for near immortality Over the course of the book they come into conflict with many different societies Having money than they could ever use they grant huge assistance loans to the L lii who could never repay them The Urulan are a warlike very sexist people who bred with their simian slaves over the years and are as against the Elysians use of simian embryos for lab experiments as the Elysians abhor the Urulans sexism and agression And the Elysians own utopia turns against them when their own nano servors achieve sentience and demand rights Negotiating between and aroun


About the Author: Joan Slonczewski

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



10 thoughts on “Daughter of Elysium

  1. says:

    Generations after the Sharers refused to accept Valen control there is a new struggle for freedom on Shora Centuries ago the Sharers allowed the Elysians to settle on their world and learn lifeshaping from them The Elysians chose to exchange their own ability to bear children for near immortality Over the course of the book they come into con

  2. says:

    Daughter of Elysium Joan Slonczewski's second book set in the same universe is a somewhat overwhelming but amazing exercise in world building and idea wrangling While the huge cast of characters is sometimes overwhelming and at times I found it difficult to care which of the wealthy and influential banker politicians are which the world Joan

  3. says:

    Daughter of Elysium by Joan Slonczewski This is a challenge to write a review of this let’s start with it’s good I’ll give it four stars and it’s part of the Elysium Cycle Series the first of which is A Door Into Ocean Excellent book T

  4. says:

    Not exactly a seuel Daughter of Elysium is the second book in the Elysium cycle following Door Into Ocean Like Door Daughter takes place on Shora but many centuries later Several new races of humans are introduc

  5. says:

    This is a well plotted fast moving science fiction novel that deals with gender roles the nature of intelligence matters of diplomacy among diverse settlements and uestions of tolerance Yet in the end much of it

  6. says:

    DNF pg 100 I can't believe the sheer amount of repetition of detail in this book If I see someone adjusting their train or letting out their train or the trainsweeps folding a train one time I will go bonkers I get that when you're worldbuilding entire alien cultures from scratch these details are important but this was heavy handed

  7. says:

    Raincloud Windclan is from the planet of Bronze Sky where women are called goddesses and have the dominant role in society She has come to Elysium with her family to avert a confrontation between its inhabitants and the apparently aggressive planet of Urulan Elysium is a city established on the water world of Shora but sep

  8. says:

    Speculative fiction SFFH has an unfortunate history of orientalism or Othering; giving a group designated as the enemy all the characteristics of say the indigenous cultures of Africa or the Turkic peoples of Central Asia or whoever is the them in the Us and Them paradigm the author has set up the Us being patriarchal capitalist Anglo Americans As much as I've enjoyed reading Tolkien I have to admit that his orcs follow

  9. says:

    Although I finished it this follow up to Door into Oceandidn't captivate me I found the Elysians to be a rather lazy self

  10. says:

    I'm probably not going to finish this 14 of the way through and it's really not grabbing me There are some great concepts but unfortunately the writer's style is putting me to sleep and I'm not wanting to turn the page

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