Daughter of Elysium by Joan Slonczewski

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"Masterful story"-Library Journal.

"Magnificently detailed"-Chicago Sun Times

"An enormously impressive achievement...A marvelous array of cultures presented in astonishing depth"-Kirkus Review

"A thoughtful, well-crafted novel...Memorable...Intricate...Rich and Detailed...Touchingly Real"-Publishers Weekly

The pristine city of Elysium floats on the water world of Shora, inhabited by 'immortals' who have succeeded in unlocking the secrets of life.

Outsider 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 decadence that immortality has bred into the ageless society.

And what of the consciousness of self-aware nano-sentient servitors and their quest for vengence?

About Joan Slonczewski

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Slonczewski is professor of biology.
Published October 18, 2009 by Phoenix Pick (Arc Manor). 521 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hearing disquieting reports of nuclear missiles on Urulan, a planet of warlike barbarians, the Elysians have invited translator Raincloud of the volcanic planet Bronze Sky to visit the Elysian city Helicon, to research Urulan goings-on;

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