Daughter of Elysium



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  • 356 pages
  • Daughter of Elysium
  • Joan Slonczewski
  • English
  • 18 January 2018

Daughter of Elysium 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


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10 thoughts on “Daughter of Elysium

  1. says:

    Generations after the Sharers refused to accept Valen control, there is a new struggle for freedom on Shora Centuries ago, the Sharers allowed the Elysians to settle on their world and learn lifeshaping from them The Elysians chose to exchange their own ability to bear children for near immortality Over the course of the book, they come into conflict with many different societies Havingmoney than they could ever use, they grant huge assistance loans to the L lii, who could never repay Generations after the Sharers refused to accept Valen control, there is a new struggle for freedom on Shora Centuries ago, the Sharers allowed the Elysians to settle on their world and learn lifeshaping from them The Elysians chose to exchange their own ability to bear children for near immortality Over the course of the book, they come into conflict with many different societies Havingmoney than they could ever use, they grant huge assistance loans to the L lii, who could never repay them The Urulan are a warlike, very sexist people who bred with their simian slaves over the years, and are as against the Elysians use of simian em...

  2. says:

    Daughter of Elysium , Joan Slonczewski s second book set in the same universe, is a somewhat overwhelming, but amazing exercise in world building and idea wrangling While the huge cast of characters is sometimes overwhelming, and at times I found it difficult to care which of the wealthy and influential banker politicians are which, the world Joan Slonczewski has created was wondrous enough to offset that problem This is a book for everyone who likes struggling with difficult ideas and variou Daughter of Elysium , Joan Slonczewski s second book set in the same universe, is a somewhat overwhelming, but amazing exercise in world building and idea wrangling While the huge cast of characters is sometimes overwhelming, and at times I found it difficult to care which of the wealthy and influential banker politicians are which, the world Joan Slonczewski has created was wondrous enough to offset that problem This is a book for everyone who likes struggling with difficult ideas and various social systems the amazing comparison between matriarchal and communal Bronze Skyans, quasi immortal, egalitarian, but proud and disdainful Elysians, primitive, warlike, patriarchal but strangely tolerant to sub humans Urulans and anarchist communitarian Sharers raises many interesting moral questions...

  3. says:

    May come back to this, but it didn t grab me the way Door into Ocean did.

  4. says:

    Not exactly a sequel, Daughter of Elysium is the second book in the Elysium cycle, following Door Into Ocean Like Door, Daughter takes place on Shora, but many centuries later Several new races of humans are introduced the beautiful and long lived but detached Elysians, to the Goddess worshiping, family centered, martial arts experts from Bronze Sky the Clickers, the impoverished overcrowded L liites, the testosterone dominated Urulites, and the servos who aren t actually human, Not exactly a sequel, Daughter of Elysium is the second book in the Elysium cycle, following Door Into Ocean Like Door, Daughter takes place on Shora, but many centuries later Several new races of humans are introduced the beautiful and long lived but detached Elysians, to the Goddess worshiping, family centered, martial arts experts from Bronze Sky the Clickers, the impoverished overcrowded L liites, the testosterone dominated Urulites, and the servos who aren t actually human, but may or may not be sentient.This is a very ambitious bit of SF there are a lot of balls in the air and I...

  5. says:

    DNF pg 100 I can t believe the sheer amount of repetition of detail in this book If I see someone adjusting their train or letting out their train or the trainsweeps folding a train onetime, I will go bonkers ...

  6. says:

    This is a well plotted, fast moving science fiction novel that deals with gender roles, the nature of intelligence, matters of diplomacy among diverse settlements, and questions of tolerance Yet in the end much of it is about the day to day struggle to rais...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Speculative fiction SF F H has an unfortunate history of orientalism or Othering giving a group designated as the enemy all the characteristics of, say, the indigenous cultures of Africa, or the Turkic peoples of Central Asia, or whoever is the them in the Us and Them paradigm the author has set u...

  8. says:

    Masterful story Library Journal Magnificently detailed Chicago Sun Times 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 ...

  9. says:

    I read A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski years and years ago and this novel set on the same planet has been on my wish list for a long time I got it as a gift this Christmas so I was finally able to read it.I ll need to reread the first book again but this second novel seems to be set at least a thousand years after the first, possible thousands of years later The Sharers are still there but the novel focuses on newcomers Raincloud, her husband Blackbear, and their two children who have I read A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski years and years ago and this novel set on the same planet has been on my wish list for a long time I got it as a gift this Christmas so I was finally able to read it.I ll need to reread the first book again but this second novel seems to be set at least a thousand years after the first, possible thousands of years later The Sharers are still there but the novel focuses on newcomers Raincloud, her husband Blackbear, and their two children who have been hired in one of the floating cities that make up Elysium Thrust into a world unfamiliar, we get to see the culture, society, and science of the world through their participation in this new world and as part of a...

  10. says:

    Looking for a fine novel of world building, in the vein of Herbert s Dune, and characters nuanced, new, yet familiar, like Niven s Known Space tales Slonczewski offers up the five worlds of The Fold Urulan, L li, Bronze Sky, Valen,and Shora, all fascinating, all unique, all that remains of humanity after the destruction, long ago, of Old Torr This is a story of cultural immersion, points of view slowly and subtly developed, and the fact that despite the trappings and traditions of societies Looking for a fine novel of world building, in the vein of Herbert s Dune, and characters nuanced, new, yet familiar, like Niven s Known Space tales Slonczewski offers up the five worlds of The Fold Urulan, L li, Bronze Sky, Valen,and Shora, all fascinating, all unique, all that remains of humanity after the destruction, long ago, of Old Torr T...

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