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Book Title: Ram-2050|
The author of the book: Joan Roughgarden
Edition: Kauai Institute
Date of issue: April 6th 2015
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From rain forests of Hawaii to hidden coves of the Caribbean, this story brings futuristic technology to an age-old battle between good and evil. In this innovative retelling of the classic Ramayana epic, CEOs replace kings, sects of professional geeks replace sects of priests, and the hero has superhuman abilities from genetic engineering rather than divine intervention. This action-packed, yet philosophical tale explores the boundary separating humans from animals. It envisions a world where humans and animals work to promote the common good.
“Evolutionary biologist Roughgarden [Evolution’s Rainbow] reaches back two millennia to turn the Ramayana into science fiction, changing its poetry to hard science… staying faithful to the essence of the original stories… [Ram-2050] should satisfy fans of technical and naturalistic SF.”
— Publishers Weekly
“gripping” — Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado
“relevance” — Mandakranta Bose, University of British Columbia
"humorous” — Freddy Christiansen, Aarhus University
“delightful” — Simon Levin, Princeton University
“imaginative” — Chase Mendenhall, Stanford University
“fast-paced” — Anil Menon, Science Fiction Writer
“radical” — Barbara Smuts, University of Michigan
“positive” — Jeremy Van Cleve, University of Kentucky
“wisdom” — Michael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania
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Joan Roughgarden is an evolutionary biologist and ecologist from the University of Hawaii and Stanford University. She has published fieldwork from eastern Caribbean islands and the rocky intertidal zone of California. She has authored or edited eight nonfiction texts and monographs, including Evolution’s Rainbow, winner of the 2005 Stonewall Prize for nonfiction from American Library Association. Ram-2050 is her first novel.
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Read information about the authorAmerican ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Hawaii and Stanford University. She is well known for her theoretical and field work in community ecology and her critical studies on Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection.
She is the author of 8 non-fiction books, over 180 scientific articles & the upcoming SciFi novel Ram-2050 a futuristic retelling of the Hindu epic Ramayana.
She received a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of Rochester in 1968 and later a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 1971.
Awards and honors:
-Stonewall Book Award, 2005
-Dinkelspiel Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Stanford University, in 1995
-Visiting Research Fellow at the Merton College, University of Oxford, in 1994
-Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1993
-Fellow of Guggenheim Foundation in 1985
-University Fellow, Stanford University in 1978
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