The Robot Scientist s Daughter Dazzling in its descriptions of a natural world imperiled by the hidden dangers of our nuclear past this book presents a girl in search of the secrets of survival In The Robot Scientist s Daughter J

  • Title: The Robot Scientist's Daughter
  • Author: Jeannine Hall Gailey
  • ISBN: 9781936419425
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dazzling in its descriptions of a natural world imperiled by the hidden dangers of our nuclear past, this book presents a girl in search of the secrets of survival In The Robot Scientist s Daughter, Jeannine Hall Gailey creates for us a world of radioactive wasps, cesium in the sunflowers, and robotic daughters She conjures the intricate menace of the nuclear family andDazzling in its descriptions of a natural world imperiled by the hidden dangers of our nuclear past, this book presents a girl in search of the secrets of survival In The Robot Scientist s Daughter, Jeannine Hall Gailey creates for us a world of radioactive wasps, cesium in the sunflowers, and robotic daughters She conjures the intricate menace of the nuclear family and nuclear history, juxtaposing surreal cyborgs and mad scientists from fifties horror flicks with languid scenes of rural childhood Mining her experience growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the writer allows the stories of the creation of the first atomic bomb, the unintended consequences of scientific discovery, and building nests for birds in the crooks of maple trees to weave together a reality at once terrifying and beautiful The Robot Scientist s Daughter reveals the underside of the Manhattan Project from a personal angle, and charts a woman s and America s journey towards reinvention.

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    About "Jeannine Hall Gailey"

    1. Jeannine Hall Gailey

      Jeannine Hall Gailey served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington and is the author of five books of poetry Becoming the Villainess Steel Toe Books, 2006, She Returns to the Floating World Kitsune Books, 2011, Unexplained Fevers New Binary Press, 2013 The Robot Scientist s Daughter Mayapple Press, 2015 and the winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize, Field Guide to the End of the World Her poems were featured on NPR s The Writer s Almanac and Verse Daily, and included in 2007 s The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror Her work has appeared in journals like The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, The American Poetry Review, and Rattle She has an MA in English from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA from Pacific University.Jeannine also writes book reviews which have appeared in The Rumpus, American Book Review, Calyx, The Pedestal Magazine, and The Cincinnati Review She has written technical articles and published a book on early web services technology with Microsoft Press in 2004.

    272 thoughts on “The Robot Scientist's Daughter”

    1. The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey, which will be on tour with Poetic Book Tours this month, is a collection that blends invention with a cautionary tale. Imaginary friends and close connections we make as children often help fill in the holes we have because of our own family dynamics, and the robot scientist and his daughter are no different. While the scientist experiments for the pure joy of discovery, the consequences of his actions often take a backseat even if those [...]


    2. When I was asked by Serena Agusto-Cox to review this poetry book for Poetic Book Tours, I did not think twice. I had read and reviewed Becoming the Villainess way back in 2009. I liked what Jeannine Hall Gailey had penned in that.Coming back to The Robot Scientist's Daughter, I liked the title. When I read the introduction by the poet, I was hooked to the poems. I could relate to the scientific stuff mentioned in the poems. My dad used to talk Physics to us during meal times. He explained the co [...]


    3. It's an important collection about her childhood within spitting distance of the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee. It's full of courage to examine the things the author lived as a child and admit/recognize that much of it is responsible for her current health issues.This book has been nominated for the 2016 Elgin Award for best speculative poetry collection. See sfpoetryI have reviewed this collection in full for Star*Line: sfpoetry/sl/reviews/15reviAnd an expanded version with full poems in [...]



    4. A stunning collection by a gifted poet, a poet who I will most definitely be reading more of in the future. Highly recommended.


    5. There is no one who could have written these poems with greater authority. I have no greater compliment: I wished I had written some of these myself.


    6. Jeannine Hall Gailey's fourth full-length collection of poetry, The Robot Scientist's Daughter, is a part coming-of-age exploration of the poet's life growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, part critical look at nuclear history in America. It's a departure from Gailey's previous collections, which often convey retellings of traditional fairy tales and stories of women in popular culture. Yet, fans of Gailey's work will be happy to see that her exploration of the fantastic has not disappeared in her [...]


    7. Many of the poems in this book are iterations of the poet's own life. Jeannine Hall Gailey spent her childhood in Tennessee, in the shadow of her father's workplace, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, incubator and nursery to nuclear experiments that included the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The neighborhood where she grew up has since been razed and paved over, but the poet recalls the way the old perils affected the child and the woman.Like other children, she was taught not to eat poisonous pla [...]


    8. Originally posted at Peeking Between the Pages: peekingbetweenthepagesThe Robot Scientist’s Daughterrobot by Jeannine Hall Gailey is a collection of poems that are quite powerful. While my initial attraction to the collection was the title and beautiful book cover, it soon became apparent that these poems run so much deeper than that. The collection reflects on the author’s own childhood growing up near the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee where nuclear experiments were conducted and the [...]


    9. It's hard to resist a book with the title The Robot Scientist's Daughter. Those four words send the mind in a myriad of directions. Is this science fiction? A child's tale? A woman's story? A cousin of Frankenstein? And the answer would be, 'yes, it is, and more. Genre be damned.'The story unfolds via poetry, little glimpses of life pressed to each page like butterflies pinned to a board. And, like life, it can't all be told at once, nor in order, and not always in the same mood. Just like life, [...]


    10. Review written for and published by Portland Book Review on May 14th:The Robot Scientist’s Daughter is a poetry book for the non-traditionalists. Borrowing from her life experiences growing up in Tennessee just a few miles away from Oak Ridge National Laboratories, author Jeannine Hall Gailey crafts a narrative about a young girl growing up in a land that poisoned the very food she ate. A slightly unsettling narrative unfolds with the beauty and wonder of nature polluted down to the subatomic [...]


    11. The new book of poetry from Jeannine Hall Gailey contains her usual brilliance of language and imagery, and this time it's joined by a melancholy yet optimistic unity of theme and emotion. Jeannine (herself the daughter of a robot scientist) sets her poems in the book largely during her childhood and its fallout (pun intended) in the vicinity of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, where much of America's nuclear weapons program was developed. There is definitely an air of sadness about J [...]


    12. Jeannine Hall Gailey’s fourth poetry collection, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, reanimates the haunting world of 1970s Oak Ridge Valley, Tennessee, where residents lived in the shadow of both the Smoky Mountains and a government nuclear research facility once known as “America’s Secret City.” In an engaging author’s note, Gailey describes her childhood as the daughter of a robotics professor who consulted at the classified Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) and introduces the fi [...]


    13. This book gives an important perspective on the legacy of nuclear science, the long half-life of its physical and psychic toll. It does so with the humor, whimsy, imagination and genre mashups (comic book, poetry, fairy tale, etc.) I love in Jeannine Hall Gailey's work.


    14. This is a gripping book of poems, telling a real story about radioactivity as well as a richly imagined one. Actual review here: escapeintolife/blog/th





    15. This was an interesting collection of poetry, mostly due to its themes and central focus on an area of American history many may not know much about. For a full review, please visit the following The Robot Scientist's DaughterHope you enjoy, and thanks to anyone who checks it out.


    16. 3.5i was very interested in this, and excited to finally read it. i have to admit that the intro made a lot of the poems less special and intriguing for me, and i wish i could go back in time and read the work without that foreknowledge.





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