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Genre: Science Fiction, General Science Fiction
JENNA STARBORN (3), Sharon Shinn's latest, chronicles an unwanted baby with a heart of gold. Destined to be a half-citizen because she was decanted from a gen tank, Jenna rises above her childhood abuse and institutional education to become a loving woman. Always cognizant of class difference, she nevertheless falls in love with her employer, a wealthy, fully human citizen who shares her love. While Ms. Shinn creates an intriguing heroine with admirable qualities using believable technology, the wishy-washy hero and dreary setting somewhat negate the entertainment. (Apr., 400 pp., $14.95)
Reviewed By: Kelly Rae Cooper
Published: April 2002