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Slonczewski, Joan

Overview
Works: 30 works in 117 publications in 5 languages and 3,577 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Science fiction  Textbooks  College stories  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.L65, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan Slonczewski
A door into ocean by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sharers of Shora are a nation of women on a distant moon in the far future who are pacifists, who are highly advanced in biological sciences, and who reproduce by parthenogenesis-- because there are no males. Conflict erupts when a neighboring civilization decides to develop their ocean world and sends in an army
The highest frontier by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Ramos Kennedy, a girl from a rich and politically influential family whose twin brother has died in an accident and left her bereft, is about to enter her freshman year at Frontera College. We accompany Jenny as she proceeds through her early days at school, encountering surprises and wonders and some unpleasant problems. Deadly microbes that caused Aids and anthrax are now being modified to cure disease and grow cables for space elevators. Earth is altered by global warming, and an invasive alien species called ultraphytes threatens the surviving ecosystem.--From book jacket
The children star by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the planet Prokaryon, a dictator orders the expulsion of all inhabitants to make room for commercial development. The inhabitants prepare to resist by forming an alliance with the planet's thinking bacteria, but first they must identify them
Brain plague by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chrysoberyl has been infected with a sentient form of microbe that can enhance human brain function or be fatal
Microbiology : an evolving science by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and German and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extensive new research examples are used to integrate foundational topics with cutting-edge coverage of microbial evolution, genomics, molecular genetics, and biotechnology. Microbiology: An Evolving Science is now more student-friendly, with an authoritative and readable text, a comprehensively updated art program, and an innovative media package."--pubisher's description
Daughter of Elysium by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Clicker "goddess" from an environmentally unstable tribal planet, Raincloud has come at the request of Elysium's leaders, who urgently need her linguistic and diplomatic skills to help avert an impending war with the Urulites. It is scientific knowledge that attracts her husband, Blackbear, to this strange, incomprehensible city. For he wishes to share with his own people the Elysians' greatest achievement--immortality
The wall around Eden by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town in rural Pennsylvania is imprisoned behind an alien force-field "wall" at the very instant of worldwide nuclear war. At first, the terrified and bewildered residents did not know what to expect of their alien jailers--Had the aliens started the holocaust? Was the town to supply human subjects for alien experimentation?--but soon the rigors and emergencies of survival blotted out all other concerns. Beyond the transparent Wall the Earth was dying as clouds of radioactive dust obscured the sun. Within the Wall, the townspeople gradually relearned the skills of primitive societies: milling corn, weaving cloth and sharing burdens. It is Isabelle, one of the first children born after the holocaust to survive to maturity, who begins to question the passive attitude of the townspeople toward their extraterrestrial enemies, and who precipitates a conflict that leads to unforeseen hope
A door into ocean by Joan Slonczewski( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict erupts when a neighboring civilization decides to develop the ocean world occupied by the Sharers of Shora, a nation of of women advanced in biological sciences who reproduce by parthenogenesis
Still forms on Foxfield by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikrobiologie : eine Wissenschaft mit Zukunft by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentinels in honor of Arthur C. Clarke( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walls of Eden by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La difesa di Shora by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mura dell'Eden by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidō gakuen toshi furontera : 2 by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kidō gakuen toshi furontera : 1 by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens in your hamburger : how bacteria are winning the "war on drugs"( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biochemist/science fiction author Joan Slonczewski discusses the varieties of enteric bacteria and their survival mechanisms. Despite progress in antibiotic medicines, refrigeration, water purification techniques, and so on, different strains of bacteria have evolved to meet the new environments humans provide for them. The result is new "killer strains" such as salmonella, but also forms of bacteria that are helpful to human digestive and immune systems. Slonczewski also mentions how her research appears in her own works of science fiction
Ajtó az óceánba by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Agypestis by Joan Slonczewski( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The children star by Joan Slonczewski( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Slonczewski, author of Daughter of Elysium, and A Door into Ocean, is one of the field's leading writers of biological SF. Her new novel, The Children Star, is an ambitious adventure set on the planet Prokaryon -- a world that is only habitable to humans who have been genetically altered. But disaster is close at hand when a greedy corporation attempts to alter the planet's ecosystem in an attempt to make it habitable for all humans. Spectacular and plausible world-building fun from an SF writer to watch. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
 
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Alternative Names
Joan Lyn Slonczewski

Joan Slonczewski Amerikaans biologe

Joan Slonczewski escritora estadounidense

Joan Slonczewski US-amerikanische Molekularbiologin und Science-Fiction-Autorin

Slonczewski, Joan L.

ジョーン・スロンチェフスキ

スロンチェフスキ, ジョーン

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The highest frontierThe children starBrain plagueMicrobiology : an evolving scienceDaughter of ElysiumA door into oceanSentinels in honor of Arthur C. Clarke