Joan Bernott

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Joan Bernott is an American author of short science fiction whose work has appeared in the anthologies Again, Dangerous Visions and Cassandra Rising.

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Joan Bernott was born Catholic [1] and is best known for works of short fiction which focus on themes surrounding personal relationships and the ways in which fantastic circumstance can illustrate the complexities of everyday situations.[1]

For example, her story "The Test-Tube Creature, Afterward" centers on the relationship of a young scientist and his strained relationship with a "creature" of his own creation. The themes explored include jealousy, responsibility and an examination of different types of love;[2] themes which first appear in "My Father's Guest" and later reappear in "Troll Road".

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