by Sue Burke
Cover Artist: Sundew by Nigel Cattlin / Alamy Stock Photo
Review by Ernest Lilley
Tor Books Hardcover / Kindle Editio ISBN/ITEM#: B071RXVGGB
Date: 06 February 2018 List Price $23.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Semiosis is Sue Burkes' debut novel, and it's quite good. The term refers to the whole communications process between living things, and though it usually refers to intraspecies communication, the author ups the ante here. In Semiosis, colonists from a climate change and war-ravaged Earth must learn to get along with plants with opinions.From official release/information:
Product Description: Human survival hinges on a bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character-driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke.
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.
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(Source: Tor Books)