The Star Dancers Author:Spider Robinson, Jeanne Robinson Two complete novels in one volume: STARDANCE (1979) and STARSEED (1991), both written in collaboration with Jeanne Robinson; a portion of the first book won the Hugo Award for Best Novella in 1977. Both books involve zero gravity dance, and the arts in space generally, and the surprising role they play in helping mankind safely evolve to the nex... more »t stage: homo caelestis.
Stardance: Shara Drummond was a gifted dancer and a brilliant choreographer, but could not pursue her dream of dancing on Earth, so she went to space, creating a new art form in three dimensions. And when the aliens arrived, there was only one way to prove that the human race deserved not just to survive, but to reach the stars. The only hope was Shara, with her stardance.
Starseed: Years later, another dancer of genius faced the end of her career when her body failed her, and Rain McLeod followed Shara into space. If she joined with a symbiotic lifeform that would let her live without artificial protection in the vacuum of space, she would take a quantum leap in human evolution.« less