Joan Bernott

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


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".



  1. ^ a b "Science Fiction/Fantasy Authors of Various Faiths". Archived from the original on August 16, 2000.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "The WSFA Journal #84, December 1974".

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