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NESFA's Regional Science Fiction Convention

Joan Slonczewski

Program Participant

Joan Slonczewski investigates extreme biology at Kenyon College, and runs the blog Ultraphyte. According to NPR, her Campbell-Award-winning book, The Highest Frontier shows "a worldwide communications system that makes the iPhone look like a Model-T Ford." Her fan favorite Brain Plague shows intelligent alien microbes that enhance human brain power--for a price.

Home Page:, Ultraphyte
Facebook: joan.slonczewski

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