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Joan Slonczewski


Joan Slonczewski is an American microbiologist at Kenyon College and a science fiction writer who explores biology and space travel.
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Joan Slonczewski
You are as responsible for what you let happen as for the actions you share.
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She watched the indigo sky, and the stars coming out tranquil as ever, as if this were any ordinary evening. Only humans knew what an evil time this was.
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If every planet in the Patriarchy refused to be ruled, we all would be free.




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“Magic is nonsense.”
“Magic is anything you don’t understand.”
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“People fear stone,” Usha said, “because it contains never-life.”
“Non-life? You mean, death?”
“Nonsense,” she repeated vehemently. “What’s to fear about death? Death is natural. Stone is never-life.”
Spinel took another tack. “If they fear it, then how come enough Sharers want it so the traders stock shelves full?”
“How should I know? Why do Valans drink the toxic waste product of sugar-eating yeast?”
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“I can’t change what I am ovenight.”
“Nor can I. And yet, one can’t stop changing, either.”
Joan Slonczewski
There was no time for bitterness now: eat bitterness, and bitterness eats you.
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Death hastens those who hasten death.
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A life postponed too long might never be lived.
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Usha had said that males were not all that different, just bigger outside to make up for what they lacked within.
Joan Slonczewski
A thousand fools believe a lie, and it’s good as truth.




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Death can be hastened but never shared.
Joan Slonczewski
Of all the well-meant emotions pity is the cruelest to share.
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She tended to keep her eyes half closed, as if full sight of the world’s absurdity might be too much to bear.
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Few fears are rational.
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