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A Door Into Ocean

(1986)
(The first book in the Elysium Cycle series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel
Prometheus Award Best Novel (nominee)
A Door into Ocean is the novel upon which the author's reputation as an important SF writer principally rests. A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF, it concerns the Sharers of Shora, a nation of women on a distant moon in the far future who are pacifists, highly advanced in biological sciences, and who reproduce by parthenogenesis--there are no males--and tells of the conflicts that erupt when a neighboring civilization decides to develop their ocean world, and send in an army.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Hardback Editions

June 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Door into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 0-89366-156-2 / 978-0-89366-156-4 (USA edition)
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January 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Door into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 0-87795-763-0 / 978-0-87795-763-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Door Into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 1-61242-321-3 / 978-1-61242-321-0 (USA edition)
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November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Door Into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 1-61242-320-5 / 978-1-61242-320-3 (USA edition)
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October 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Door Into Ocean (Elysium Cycle)
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 0-312-87652-1 / 978-0-312-87652-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orb Books
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June 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: Door into Ocean (The Women's Press science fiction)
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 0-7043-4069-0 / 978-0-7043-4069-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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February 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Door into Ocean (Elysium Cycle, Book 1)
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 0-380-70150-2 / 978-0-380-70150-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Door into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 1-72131-564-0 / 978-1-72131-564-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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January 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Door into Ocean (Library Edition)
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 1-4332-5317-8 / 978-1-4332-5317-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Door into Ocean (Library Edition)
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 1-4332-5318-6 / 978-1-4332-5318-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: A Door into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
ISBN: 1-4332-5320-8 / 978-1-4332-5320-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Door into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Door into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Door Into Ocean
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
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October 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Door Into Ocean (Elysium Cycle Book 1)
Author(s): Joan Slonczewski
Publisher: Orb Books
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