Semiosis

Semiosis

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they'll have to survive on the one they found. They don't realize another life form watches...and waits...Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools.
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765391353
076539135X
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 333 pages ; 25 cm

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Apr 16, 2018

This is a utopian dream novel; so you have to let go of Earth right off the bat. Usually, I have a gripe with authors ditching the earth, but it's looking more and more likely as the years pass.

Anyway, sentient plants--great idea and well crafted. The timeline is a bit skewed so that we meet generations of Pacifists, as they call themselves, but it definitely works. How the plants work together to help or harm the animals is intriguing and, of course, it's chock full of anthropomorphism. The human animals accept the idea of sentient plant life curiously easily but the other "higher" animal life forms are terrifying to them. Hmm.

Well-thought out character development and an ending that can also be a beginning, without being a cliff-hanger (thank you).

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