First Book for the Science Fiction Summer School

Our first book for this year's Science Fiction Summer School, which we'll be discussing next Thursday, is Ammonite, by Nicola Griffith.

Here's the publisher's description of the book:

Change or die. These are the only options available on the planet Jeep. Centuries earlier, a deadly virus shattered the original colony, killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women. Now, generations after the colony has lost touch with the rest of humanity, a company arrives to exploit Jeep--and its forces find themselves fighting for their lives. Terrified of spreading the virus, the company abandons its employees, leaving them afraid and isolated from the natives. In the face of this crisis, anthropologist Marghe Taishan arrives to test a new vaccine. As she risks death to uncover the women's biological secret, she finds that she, too, is changing--and realizes that not only has she found a home on Jeep, but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction...

Ammonite is an unforgettable novel that questions the very meanings of gender and humanity. As readers share in Marghe's journey through an alien world, they too embark on a parallel journey of fascinating self-exploration.

Ammonite won the 1993 James Tiptree, Jr. Award.

Ammonite on Amazom

Ammonite on WorldCat (This will show you the closest libraries to you that have a copy of the book.)

To get you started, here's the first chapter on the author's website.

We'll be posting discussion questions on Tuesday, but in the meantime, let us know what you think while you're reading by tweeting @AboutSF or stopping by our Facebook page.

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