Jenna Starborn

Jenna Starborn

Book - 2002
Average Rating:
Rate this:
From the award-winning author of the Samariatrilogy-a classic story of a woman with the will to rise above the darkest secrets... A baby harvested from the gen-tanks on the planet Baldus. A girl scorned by the only family she has ever known. A woman brave enough to follow her heart-wherever in the universe it may lead her.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780441010295
Branch Call Number: FIC Shinn
Characteristics: 369 p


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Dec 03, 2016

* A science fiction version of the Jane Eyre story!!! Sci fi & Jane Eyre are two of my favorite things.

* One type of science fiction that especially interests me is stories that deal with bioethics. The plot of Jenna Starborn revolves around issues like genetic engineering and cybernetics. Sharon Shinn portrays both the positives and negatives of these technologies.

* This book is unique in that there are actually two Jane Eyre figures in it. Jenna Starborn is a nuclear power technician on Mr. R's estate, while Janet Ayerson is the tutor of Mr. R's ward. It's interesting to see how the two women's paths converge and diverge during the story.

Mar 30, 2016

a fun read about a future Jane Eyre, set on many planets but with same familiar plot and personalities.

Feb 04, 2016

I thought I liked Sharon Shinn, but hadn't read her for a while. This was pretty awful in that it's almost misogynistic or certainly very self-effacing. The protagonist doesn't come across very well, and certainly does not possess a backbone in the presence of her employer. I didn't read the whole thing - got too disgusted with the ridiculous antics of the "hero".

Sep 20, 2015

Like a good cover of a song, Jenna Starborn is a "cover" of Jane Eyre. The setting is changed: space and interesting colonization scenarios. The story remains largely the same. I tried to read Jane Eyre many times but couldn't get into it. I discovered Jenna Starborn, read it in two long sessions of obsession, and loved it. After reading Jenna Starborn, I tried Jane Eyre again and found that I could follow it and really got into it. Go go gateway books! :)

Jun 06, 2013

Jane Eyre IN SPACE! I enjoyed it, though I found myself reading more with my head than my heart.

FairyGirl Mar 09, 2011

This story is basically a Sci-Fi version of Jane Eyre.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Find it at WPL

To Top