Semiosis by Sue Burke

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Semiosis Read Online Free - In this character driven novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke, 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.

Title : Semiosis
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ISBN : 076539135X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Gary rated it ★★★★☆

March 07, 2018

Sue Burke’s debut novel Semiosis is an episodic novel that combines contemporary social science fiction with pulp-era adventure. A combination of Colony SF and first contact narrative, it tells the story of successive generations of human settlers – fleeing an earth ravaged by disease, disaster a...

Mogsy (MMOGC) rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2018

4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Semiosis is a multi-generational story that takes place over the course of many years, following a group of human colonists who have traveled light years from Earth to settle on a planet they dubbed Pax. The first pioneers,...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★☆

March 14, 2018

Space colonization, first contact and non-human intelligence feature in this wonderful generational story with lots of crunchy science fictional sociology and biology. The planet of Pax has had a billion years more evolution than Earth ecosystems. Intelligence abounds, sometimes in unusual places...

The Captain rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2018

Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Well mateys. I learned a new word from this novel. Semiosis. Cool sounding word. Wasn’t sure of it’s exact meaning. So I be sharing with me hearties: semiosis : a pr...

Robyn rated it ★★★★★

March 11, 2018

Excellent SF with a focus on biology, in this case the relationship between human colonists on a planet they’ve named Pax, and an intelligent plant. Reminded me - in the best possible way - of Children of Time in the way it invited us into the interior life of Stevland, as the plant comes to be c...

Alina rated it ★★★★☆

February 20, 2018

3.5★ rounded up for the idea and the questions that it aroused in me.

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

Semiosis follows the first hundred years or so of human settlement on the planet Pax, moving between the generations of colonists. My favourite sections were the descriptions of the planet's animal and plants, both of which have certain characteristics that are reminiscent of animals and plants o...

Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary) rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2018

I read this as a buddy read with Jess from Storytime in the Stacks. Semiosis was an odd book that evoked many different emotions. I started out loving the book because of the sheer imagination displayed, but was pretty sure at some points that I was going to end up hating it. However, my affection...

Ran rated it ★★★☆☆

March 10, 2018

This book details a multigenerational saga on an alien planet which an idealistic human group escapes the conflicts and struggles of Earth’s society to build their own utopia: Pax. The hostile environment of the adopted planet and the succeeding human generation interpret both the intention, laws...

Judy rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2018

Many thanks to NetGalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge for allowing me to read a digital galley of this wonderful debut novel. What a pleasure this science fiction book was to read. Author Sue Burke's construction and writing style actually made me slow down and enjoy this story she crafted for readers...

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