Jenna Starborn

Jenna Starborn

Book - 2002
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Jenna Starborn was created out of frozen embryonic tissue, a child unloved and unwanted. Yet she has grown up with a singularly sharp mind -- and a heart that warms to those she sees as less fortunate than herself. This novel takes us into Jenna Starborn's life, to a planet called Fieldstar, and to a property called Thorrastone -- whose enigmatic lord will test the strength of that tender and compassionate heart.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780441009008
044100900X
Branch Call Number: SHIN
Characteristics: 381 p

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Starpoem
Dec 03, 2016

* A science fiction version of the Jane Eyre story!!! Sci fi & Jane Eyre are two of my favorite things.

* One type of science fiction that especially interests me is stories that deal with bioethics. The plot of Jenna Starborn revolves around issues like genetic engineering and cybernetics. Sharon Shinn portrays both the positives and negatives of these technologies.

* This book is unique in that there are actually two Jane Eyre figures in it. Jenna Starborn is a nuclear power technician on Mr. R's estate, while Janet Ayerson is the tutor of Mr. R's ward. It's interesting to see how the two women's paths converge and diverge during the story.

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JANET FLAPAN
Mar 30, 2016

a fun read about a future Jane Eyre, set on many planets but with same familiar plot and personalities.

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ShamaBole
Feb 04, 2016

I thought I liked Sharon Shinn, but hadn't read her for a while. This was pretty awful in that it's almost misogynistic or certainly very self-effacing. The protagonist doesn't come across very well, and certainly does not possess a backbone in the presence of her employer. I didn't read the whole thing - got too disgusted with the ridiculous antics of the "hero".

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yknots
Sep 20, 2015

Like a good cover of a song, Jenna Starborn is a "cover" of Jane Eyre. The setting is changed: space and interesting colonization scenarios. The story remains largely the same. I tried to read Jane Eyre many times but couldn't get into it. I discovered Jenna Starborn, read it in two long sessions of obsession, and loved it. After reading Jenna Starborn, I tried Jane Eyre again and found that I could follow it and really got into it. Go go gateway books! :)

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SusanWilbanks
Jun 06, 2013

Jane Eyre IN SPACE! I enjoyed it, though I found myself reading more with my head than my heart.

FairyGirl Mar 09, 2011

This story is basically a Sci-Fi version of Jane Eyre.

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