Joan Slonczewski
Still Forms on Foxfield
August 04, 2019 Comments.. 407
Still Forms on Foxfield Fleeing the final war that would destroy Earth s civilization a small group of Friends Quakers found refuge on the uncharted planet they named Foxfield Somehow they managed to survive with the aid o
  • Title: Still Forms on Foxfield
  • Author: Joan Slonczewski
  • ISBN: 9780345287625
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fleeing the final war that would destroy Earth s civilization, a small group of Friends Quakers found refuge on the uncharted planet they named Foxfield Somehow they managed to survive, with the aid of the bizarrely gifted native life form, the Commensals and, even extraordinarily, they kept up the practice of their gentle but demanding beliefs Then, after nearlyFleeing the final war that would destroy Earth s civilization, a small group of Friends Quakers found refuge on the uncharted planet they named Foxfield Somehow they managed to survive, with the aid of the bizarrely gifted native life form, the Commensals and, even extraordinarily, they kept up the practice of their gentle but demanding beliefs Then, after nearly a century of silence, Earth contacted them human civilization had miraculously survived the war and had spread out to the stars, flourishing to an undreamed of richness And the Friends of Foxfield were a part of it whether they agreed or not.
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    1. Kelly says:

      Good feminist sci fi, envisions an alternative world where women understand natural forces and work with it.

    2. Fran says:

      There s a lot I liked about this book The passages about Meeting and the internal reflections that happen within are brilliant, likewise any other time the book deals with Quaker issues The rest was an interesting exploration of cultures meeting, but it ultimately fell a little flat and went nowhere satisfying for me.

    3. Brenda says:

      I ve read a couple other books by Joan Slonczewski, and really liked what I ve read so far So since I ve had this sitting on my shelf for a few years, I figured I d better pick it up I have to say I was a bit disappointed I believe this was her first novel, and she has definitely improved although she hasn t written anything recently , but Still Forms on Foxfield left a lot to be desired.To start with, I just kept waiting for something big to happen, something that would surprise or excite me, a [...]

    4. Cissa says:

      This is not space opera While some of the conflicts have wide implications, Slonczewski keeps the focus narrow on THIS colony, and THESE issues I really like that I am getting bored with sf that always seem to have to Save The Universe and prefer things on a human scale.The culture clashes are depicted very thoughtfully the ones the colonists had with the aliens mostly historical the ones the colonists had with the Authority that swept in and demanded allegience, and the ones said Authority had [...]

    5. Jenny Yates says:

      I enjoyed this sci fi novel very much Culture clash is always fertile ground for a story In this one, we are introduced to a bunch of Quakers from Earth who have managed to survive for four generations as colonists on a new planet, Foxfield In the meantime, they ve developed a peaceful relationship with some strange and sensitive indigenous beings When the book begins, Earth which has gone off in some new directions makes contact again This book was written about thirty years ago, but there are [...]

    6. Cokewater says:

      I really enjoy Joan Slonczewski s knowledge of biology and quantum physics, which shines through in her writing She puts the science first in science fiction I m also a huge fan of the spirituality and philosophy in her books I have no problem believing in the worlds she creates And the messages and themes she puts forth are ones I can get on board with.Specific to Still Forms on Foxfield, I am forced to wonder if the current late 2014 consumer trend of smart watches la the Apple Watch coupled w [...]

    7. Otessa says:

      Shockingly good The premise um, Quakers in space could have strayed into mere gimmick territory And, admittedly, I read it on a lark, expecting little than a laugh But this book is no mere gimmick Spell binding world building Remarkable and yet believable characterization which also drives the action, instead of the other way around, like in some lackluster sf Complicated and rewarding storyline Utterly enthralling Recommended to spec fic and science fic lovers, especially those with a bent tow [...]

    8. Dana says:

      I really enjoyed this read I found the idea of a group of Quakers sent off in spaceship to colonize another world intriguing I enjoyed Allison, the central character very much Her love of tech and struggle with her spirituality very honest and believable The dystopian civilization that comes looking for their lost colonists is fascinating What kinda dropped my interest was the ending It was, less than satisfying I understand the author s desire to convey the attitude of Quakers, but it needed a [...]

    9. Carole B says:

      This book was hilariously poorly written, and had decided themes of American superiority, acceptance but degradation of homosexuality, and anti industrialism Fantastically bad.

    10. Freyja says:

      Interesting premise for a book Especially compelling was how the visitors from Earth tried to change the Foxfield colonists and the way the colonists limited the tech onslaught.

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