Gwyneth Jones

Synopsis of Life

"Life" is a richly textured fictional biography of the brilliant Anna Senoz, a scientist who makes a momentous discovery about the X and Y chromosomes. Anna's discovery provokes widespread sexual rage and impacts cruelly on her career, her marriage, and her child. Ultimately, Anna faces a challenge that the practice of science alone cannot meet.

Reviews of Life


It offers a potential great read for anyone who likes hard SF, grim themes and graceful, thought-provoking prose. -- A.M. Dellamonica,

addition to writing well about the thrills and tedium of scientific research, she manages to be both clinical and lyrical in describing her characters' exploration of their sensuality. -- Gerald Jonas, The New York Times

If you are ready for something beyond ray guns and rockets, with a taste of the real world and a touch of science fiction, try Life; it will take you to a world you thought you knew. -- Colleen Cahill, SFRevu