The Highest Frontier
This book does not appear to be part of a series. If this is incorrect, and you know the name of the series to which it belongs, please let us know.
|Sub-Genre Tags:||Dying Earth|
|Avg Member Rating:||
One of the most respected writers of hard SF, it has been more than ten years since Joan Slonczewski's last novel. Now she returns with a spectacular tour de force of the college of the future, in orbit. Jennifer Ramos Kennedy, a girl from a rich and politically influential family (a distant relation descended from the famous Kennedy clan), whose twin brother has died in an accident and left her bereft, is about to enter her freshman year at Frontera College.
Frontera is an exciting school built with media money, and a bit from tribal casinos too, dedicated to educating the best and brightest of this future world. We accompany Jenny as she proceeds through her early days at school, encountering surprises and wonders and some unpleasant problems. The Earth is altered by global warming, and an invasive alien species called ultraphytes threatens the surviving ecosystem. Jenny is being raised for great things, but while she's in school she just wants to do her homework, go on a few dates, and get by. The world that Jenny is living in is one of the most fascinating and creative in contemporary SF, and the problems Jenny faces will involve every reader, young and old.
No excerpt currently exists for this novel. Be the first to submit one!
No images currently exist for this novel. Be the first to submit one!
- The Highest Frontier (The Frontera Cycle 1) by Joan Slonczewski ...
What If You Believe Your Roommate Is An Alien? This is a story about a young girl going to college so it includes teenage love, dealings with teachers and unruly fraternity boys, the whole coming of age thing. But that is the ...
- The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski - Tor.com
Well Worth the Wait: A review of The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski.
- 'The Highest Frontier e-book', maikeeley's blog message on Netlog
3 days ago at 19:35. The Highest Frontier book download. Download The Highest Frontier The Highest Frontier [NOOK Book] - Barnes & Noble - Books. The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski - Reviews, Discussion. One of the most ...
- The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski - Strange Horizons
When I first arrived at the liberal arts college where I'd spend four years of my life, I saw redbrick dorms washed in the golden evening light of Pennsylvania autumn, and super-nourished young Americans practicing football in ...
- sff she-read #10: THE HIGHEST FRONTIER, by Joan Slonczewski ...
The original she-read post. My Goodreads review more or less sums it up: Full of ideas, some really cool, but the mix of Charlie Stross and Jane Smiley didn't quite gel for me. I think she may have built the right world and ...
- Bookworm Blues: The Highest Frontier - Joan Slonczewski
One of the most respected writers of hard SF, it has been more than ten years since Joan Slonczewski's last novel. Now she returns with a spectacular tour de force of the college of the future, in orbit. Jennifer Ramos Kennedy ...
- Introducing: Joan Slonczewski - Charlie's Diary - Antipope!
Introducing: Joan Slonczewski ... Her latest novel, The Highest Frontier, (Kindle edition available here) shows a college in a space habitat financed by a tribal casino and protected from alien invasion by Homeworld Security.
- Joan Slonczewski's ?The Highest Frontier:? Great Science, Iffy ...
Joan Slonczewski's latest science fiction novel is THE HIGHEST FRONTIER, which is a near-future novel based mostly on a space habitat located above the Earth called Frontera. The Earth, especially North America, has ...
- Libris Leonis - Review: The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski
Slonczewski's The Highest Frontier is a novel pushing the boundaries of science fiction ever outward, whilst at the same time grounding it in a real understanding of science and the possibilities available to us. Set in 2112 ...
- The Idea Refinery: The Highest Frontier, by Joan Slonczewski
I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to say about Joan Slonczewski's The Highest Frontier , but then a blog post by the author threw a spanner in the works. See, I thought that The Highest Frontier was intended as a ...
- The Northern Wild: How to Save New York? - Charlie's Diary
By Joan Slonczewski. Your perennial Ohio-exiled New Yorker returns, on an urgent mission: To save our beloved New York City. For decades, somebody or other has been out to destroy New York. From King Kong to The Day after Tomorrow, the aim has proved irresistable--in fiction, and in fact. 9/11 didn't succeed, nor did Hurricane Sandy (although ... I took extensive notes before The Highest Frontier. I still favor this option, but for any two New Yorkers you'll have ...
- Review & Contest: The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski
Ready for a challenging read that pays dividends in the end? Today, I'm looking at a YA-science fiction-dystopian-futuristic hybrid that will kind of make your head explode but then pulls it back together again like you're ...
- Making Strange Stuff Familiar: A Conversation with Joan
Joan Slonczewski's last novel, Brain Plague, was released in 2000. Much has changed in the world since then, and so has Slonczewski's writing. Her recent novel, The Highest Frontier, is both more concerned with politics than her previous ...
- VBPL Recommends: The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski
I picked up The Highest Frontier because of a book jacket blurb comparing it to Robert Heinlein's young adult novels. My dad's old copies of Heinlein were what turned me on to speculative fiction in the first place, so I figured ...
- Giveaway! "The Highest Frontier" by Joan Slonczewski
The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski One of the most respected writers of hard SF, it has been more than ten years since Joan Slonczewski's last novel. Now she returns with a spectacular tour de force of the college of ...