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Semiosis : A Novel of First Contact - Sue Burke


A Novel of First Contact

By: Sue Burke


Published: 5th April 2018
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‘This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging, and I loved every minute of it'
Adrian Tchaikovsky, award-winning author of Children of Time

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.

`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 bestselling author of PARASITE

`Intelligent, riveting and ultimately uplifting, SEMIOSIS asks big questions and gives satisfying answers'
Emma Newman, award-winning author of PLANETFALL

`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

ISBN: 9780008300777
ISBN-10: 0008300771
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 5th April 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27