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Door Into Ocean, A

by: Joan Slonczewski

Publisher: Orb Books (1986)

$26.99

Staff Pick by comrade: Nadine

Written by a Quaker-turned-microbiologist, this novel features a planet of lesbian/Communist sea witches ("sharers") who must resist assimilation and colonization. At times heavy-handed, and strongly focused on non-violent resistance, but stunningly well written and well researched. First book in the Elysium Chronicles.