Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke.
2019 Campbell Memorial Award Finalist
2019 Locus Finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel
Locus 2018 Recommended Reading List
New York Public Library—Best of 2018
The Verge—Best of 2018
Thrillist—Best Books of 2018
Vulture—10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018
Chicago Review of Books—The 10 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018
Texas Library Association—Lariat List Top Books for 2019
Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they’ll have to survive on the one they found. They don’t realize another life form watches...and waits...
Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools.
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I love how this book explores how other sentient beings would think differently from us.
An incredible concept
This was a great read. I really liked how it spammed multiple generations and viewpoint that changed with each new generation. I look forward to reading more of her books!
An original plot - kept me engaged, especially after the first few chapters. How would an intelligent plant evolve socially as it looks for a symbiotic relationship with humans? This story takes the reader through that evolution in a captivating manner.