The Highest Frontier

Joan Slonczewski. Tor, $25.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-7653-2956-1
Biology professor and author Slonczewski (the Elysium Cycle) projects science, society, and technology from our present into a near future when Earth is under attack by alien cyanide-emitting plants. The oceans have risen, and information is available instantly, displayed right before your eyes. Plant biologist and EMS volunteer Jennifer Ramos Kennedy, whose twin brother died when the New York seawall ruptured, chose Frontera College for its misfit-accepting policies, safe environment, and unique locale: a spacehab tethered to the Earth. Slowly she gets used to being at school, befriends her quirky humanity-hating autistic roommate, falls in love, and endures the social plights that come with being the famous scion of a powerful political family. Unique characters, witty scientific and societal extrapolations, and a complex, mind-blowing setting make this sedately paced narrative a delightfully amusing read. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/11/2011
Release date: 09/01/2011
Show other formats
FORMATS
Ebook - 384 pages - 978-1-4299-8474-4
Mass Market Paperbound - 481 pages - 978-0-7653-6772-3
Paperback - 448 pages - 978-0-7653-3741-2
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.