Brain Plague

Brain Plague

eBook - 2010
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"In Joan Slonczewski's Brain Plague...a starving artist on the planet Veledon agrees to let a colony of "brain enhancers" occupy her skull. These microscopic creatures live in the brain's outer linings, causing bursts of genius--or irreparable harm. The creatures themselves are like tiny human beings; one of their greatest concerns is getting their young to breed. "--The New Yorker
Publisher: Los Gatos : Smashwords Edition, 2010
ISBN: 1604504714 (electronic bk.)
9781604504712 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK S SLONCZEWSKI
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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DEME SHOR
Sep 01, 2016

This was a really enjoyable novel, but I felt like it was the weakest in the Elysium Cycle. Whereas the Children Star leaves off with the promise of exciting and dynamic relationships between micros and humans, Brain Plague sees that relationship stagnate and instead focuses on the relationship of an individual to her micros. It's well done and fascinating, with lots of moral ambiguity one would expect from the series, but the perspectives we see feel rather limited when compared to some of the earlier stories (especially Daughter of Elysium).

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