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Plowright, Teresa

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1952-    ) Canadian author who began publishing sf with Dreams of an Unseen Planet (1986; rev 1989), in which three human colony ships, having escaped an Earth near terminal Ecological collapse, orbit a sentient planet called Gaea (see Gaia), where they are stranded, and difficulties soon ensue. The tale, heavily burdened with symbols and a selfconsciously significant prose, climaxes in the realization that the planet needs humans and humans need the planet for either species to reproduce and therefore survive (see Parasitism and Symbiosis). [JC]

Teresa Plowright

born South Burnaby, British Columbia: 4 November 1952

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