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Semiosis: A Novel of First Contact (Paperback)
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Semiosis: A Novel of First Contact (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 03/04/2018
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Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2019

'Semiosis combines the world-building of Avatar with the alien wonder of Arrival, and the sheer humanity of Atwood. An essential work for our time' - Stephen Baxter

Escaping conflict on Earth, an idealistic group of settlers arrive on a distant planet - Pax - with plans for a perfect society.

The world they discover is rich with life, but this is not the Eden they were hoping for. The plants on Pax are smart - smart enough to domesticate, and even slaughter, its many extraordinary animals.

To survive, the colonists realize that they must strike bargains of their own. But if they are to make Pax their home, they must go further, searching for a way to communicate and coexist with these utterly alien intelligences.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008300777
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This is up there with Ursula K. Le Guin: science fiction at its most fascinating and most humane' - Thrillist

'Semiosis combines the world-building of Avatar with the alien wonder of Arrival, and the sheer humanity of Atwood. An essential work for our time' - Stephen Baxter

'This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it' -
 Adrian Tchaikovsky

'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

'A magnetic meditation on biochemistry and humanity' - Locus

'A clever, fascinating, fun and unique debut' - Kirkus

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“Look beyond your species”

The human colonists have left the Earth and the conflicts and problems. The principles of the new colony are based on peace, respect and cooperation. Noble ideals, but people are changed by new situations and... More

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“A great piece of sci-fi”

I love the way this book is set out - with a structure based around the societal organisation of its protagonists. It explores different attitudes to life, and the way they can intersect and bring good and bad. It... More

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