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  • Publication: The Helix and the Hard RoadPublication Record # 424982
  • Editors: Joan Slonczewski, Jo Walton
  • Date: 2013-06-01
  • ISBN: 978-1-61976-041-7 [1-61976-041-X]
  • Publisher: Aqueduct Press
  • Pub. Series: WisCon Guest of Honor Offerings
  • Pub. Series #: 2013
  • Price:
    $12.00?$: US dollar
  • Pages: [7]+95+[3]
  • Format:
    tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
  • Cover: The Helix and the Hard Road by Chris McKenna and Joan Slonczewski
  • Notes:
    • Published in conjunction with the authors' appearance as guests of honor at WisCon 37.
    • Limited edition of 175 copies.
    • Photo on cover by McKenna. HIV RNA strand from Slonczewski. Design by Wilham, who presumably did the "helix twist" of the photo.
    • Date of publication as listed in Amazon, although it was released at WisCon the week before.
    • Not all of the poems by Jo Walton are genre. Her poems are divided by thematic sections:
      1. Love, Pain, and Death. pp. 31-41;
      2. Fairytales and Myths. pp. 43-59;
      3. Shakespeare. pp. 61-65;
      4. The News. pp. 67-71;
      5. Welcome, Weather, and Whimsy. pp. 73-83.
      Her "author biography" is also written as a 2 page poem, and hence is credited as such.
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Anthology Title: The Helix and the Hard Road • anthology by Joan Slonczewski and Jo Walton

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