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Semiosis

By: Sue Burke
Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)
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Summary

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 realise 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.

©2018 Sue Burke (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging, and I loved every minute of it." (Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning author of Children of Time) 

"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, award-winning author of The Postman)

"Original, gripping and gloriously unpredictable." (Mira Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Parasite

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Well performed and moving narrative

I am starting to love this genre of generational sci-fi. very interesting having the perspective of plants as well as humans portrayed. It was a bit dark and upsetting at times, but also heroic and moving.
I am shocked that this is Sue Burke's first full sci-fi novel like this and am excited to read whatever she comes out with next.

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an excellent one of a kind that makes you think

an excellent one of a kind that makes you think about our lives and perhaps we will not always be at the top of the food chain

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Good read

Really enjoyed this book. Kept me gripped as to what was going to happen next. The first story I have come across that writes about the ecosystem of a new planet.

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Absolutely superb, excellent story

very unique story told in a fashion I've never encountered before. The science was spot on, the title perfectly reflecting the relationship of fungus, plant and humans. It makes you wonder what could be.

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First class intelligent Science Fiction

It’s been a while since I’ve encountered anything this good, intelligent fiction that’s high on science without an over reliance on technology, as we know it.

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