Semiosis Semiosis
Book 1 - Semiosis

Semiosis

A Novel

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Publisher Description

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
Forbes—Best Science Fiction Books of 2019-2019
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.

Other Books by Sue Burke
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GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
February 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Prairie_Dog ,

Deliciously Different Story of an Alien World

Sue Burke has done an amazing feat of telling a multi-generational story that chronicles the colonization of a very alien world. A group of humans leave the slowly dying Earth to found a new colony on a distant alien world. They bring their highest ideals, but they also bring the problems inherent in human nature.

On the planet they find, the ecosystem is a billion years more advanced than that of Earth. Symbiosis and mutualism exist in strange new forms. The flora isn’t the passive plant life they are familiar with. They must find a way to fit into this alien ecosystem, because their survival depends on it.

“Semiosis” is a fresh take on alien life that avoids the conventional. It contains very different ideas about sentience, and about relationships, both human and otherwise.

errorprone ,

Well worth the time

A fine example of the nature of intelligence and communication. The story excels when anthropology and social psychology intertwine with science.

Nabasdag ,

A Modern Classic

One of the best sci fi novels I’ve read in years. If you like Ursula K. LeGuinn and Octavio Butler, this is for you. Great science and even better characters. Check it out!

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