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   Door into Ocean, A, by Joan Slonczewski  
 
  Novel, first publication in June 1986 , latest edition in June 2000
 
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      A first novel.

    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.

     
     
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  • Far Futures
  • Politics - Utopias and Dystopias
  • Underwater living - Ocean worlds & cities
  • Women - Feminism - Gender Issues
  • World Building

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