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Semiosis

Semiosis

A Novel

Sue Burke; read by Caitlin Davies and Daniel Thomas May

Macmillan Audio

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Macmillan Audio

02/06/2018

ISBN: 9781427294302

14:47:0

In Semiosis, debut author Sue Burke's character driven audiobook of first contact, human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance.

Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that mammals are more than tools.

Forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape—trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect.

OCTAVO

YEAR 1–GENERATION 1


Grateful for this opportunity to create a new society in full harmony with nature, we enter into this covenant, promising one another our mutual trust and support. We will face hardship,...

Praise for Semiosis

Praise for Semiosis

"Daniel Thomas May and Caitlyn Davies...did very well, utilizing varied accents and inflections to portray the different characters of each generation so that each person felt like they had a distinct and unique voice." -TheBiblioSanctum

“This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it.”—Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Children of Time

“In Semiosis, Sue Burke blends science with adventure and fascinating characters, as a human colony desperately seeks to join the ecosystem of an alien world.” —David Brin, author of Earth and Existence.

“A first contact novel like none you’ve ever read. . . . The kind of story for which science fiction was invented.” —James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards

“Sue Burke has created one of the most fascinating alien personae science fiction has seen in this decade.” –David Nichols, early American historian and author of Engines of Diplomacy

“A gripping story of colonization and biological wonders.”—Gregory Frost, author of the Shadowbridge novels

“A fantastic SF debut . . . Semiosis will remain relevant for years to come.” —Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, award-winning author of What a Plant Knows and Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University.

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Praise for Semiosis

"Daniel Thomas May and Caitlyn Davies...did very well, utilizing varied accents and inflections to portray the different characters of each generation so that each person felt like they had a distinct and unique voice." -TheBiblioSanctum

“This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it.”—Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Children of Time

“In Semiosis, Sue Burke blends science with adventure and fascinating characters, as a human colony desperately seeks to join the ecosystem of an alien world.” —David Brin, author of Earth and Existence.

“A first contact novel like none you’ve ever read. . . . The kind of story for which science fiction was invented.” —James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards

“Sue Burke has created one of the most fascinating alien personae science fiction has seen in this decade.” –David Nichols, early American historian and author of Engines of Diplomacy

“A gripping story of colonization and biological wonders.”—Gregory Frost, author of the Shadowbridge novels

“A fantastic SF debut . . . Semiosis will remain relevant for years to come.” —Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, award-winning author of What a Plant Knows and Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University.

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Sue Burke; read by Caitlin Davies and Daniel Thomas May

SUE BURKE has worked as a reporter and editor for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is a Clarion workshop alumnus and has published over thirty short stories. Burke also worked extensively as a literary translator, and while living in Madrid, Spain, she headed the long-running Madrid Writer’s Critique Group. She now lives in Chicago. Semiosis is her first novel.

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