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Julie E. Czerneda

Forfatter af A Thousand Words for Stranger

69+ Værker 7,781 Medlemmer 170 Anmeldelser 34 Favorited

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Former biologist Julie Czerneda's science fiction has received international acclaim, awards, and best-selling status. She is author of the popular Web Shifters series as well as the Trade Pact Universe trilogy. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stand-alone vis mere novel, In the Company of Others, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished SF. Julie lives with her husband and two children in the lake country of central Ontario, under skies so clear they could take seeing the Milky Way for granted, but never do vis mindre
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Serier

Værker af Julie E. Czerneda

A Thousand Words for Stranger (1997) 919 eksemplarer
Survival (2004) 750 eksemplarer
Beholder's Eye (1998) 570 eksemplarer
Migration (2005) 523 eksemplarer
Ties of Power (1999) 520 eksemplarer
In the Company of Others (2001) 478 eksemplarer
To Trade the Stars (2002) 417 eksemplarer
Regeneration (2006) 407 eksemplarer
Changing Vision (2000) 379 eksemplarer
Reap the Wild Wind (2007) 331 eksemplarer
Hidden in Sight (2003) 297 eksemplarer
A Turn of Light (2013) 254 eksemplarer
Rift in the Sky (2009) 193 eksemplarer
Revisions (2004) — Redaktør — 150 eksemplarer
Space, Inc. (2003) — Redaktør — 117 eksemplarer
Misspelled (2008) — Redaktør — 109 eksemplarer
A Play of Shadow (2014) 97 eksemplarer
The Gossamer Mage (2019) 93 eksemplarer
Under Cover of Darkness (2007) — Redaktør — 84 eksemplarer
To Each This World (2022) 77 eksemplarer
The Gate To Futures Past (2016) 75 eksemplarer
Search Image (2018) 68 eksemplarer
To Guard Against the Dark (2017) 53 eksemplarer
Mythspring: From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada (2006) — Redaktør — 45 eksemplarer
Species Imperative (2014) 40 eksemplarer
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Redaktør — 40 eksemplarer
Ages of Wonder (2009) — Redaktør — 39 eksemplarer
Fantastic Companions (2005) — Redaktør — 35 eksemplarer
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Redaktør — 31 eksemplarer
Mirage (2020) 31 eksemplarer
Spectrum (2021) 25 eksemplarer
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011) — Redaktør — 19 eksemplarer
Stardust (Wonder Zone) (2002) — Redaktør — 11 eksemplarer
A Dragon for William (2019) 9 eksemplarer
Orbiter (2002) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Odyssey (Tales from the Wonder Zone) (2004) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science (2007) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
The Only Thing to Fear (2018) 6 eksemplarer
No Place Like Home (2016) 6 eksemplarer
Explorer (2002) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Packing Fraction and Other Tales of Science and Imagination (2002) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Prism (2002) 4 eksemplarer
The Passenger 4 eksemplarer
The Franchise 4 eksemplarer
Blood & Water 3 eksemplarer
'Ware the Sleeper (1998) 3 eksemplarer
Prospect Park 2 eksemplarer
A Touch of Blue (2007) 2 eksemplarer
She's Such a Nasty Morsel (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Brothers Bound (2004) 2 eksemplarer
Down on the Farm 1 eksemplar
Ascent 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (2002) — Bidragyder — 262 eksemplarer
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Bidragyder — 139 eksemplarer
Women of War (2005) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
Forbidden Planets (2006) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Spell Fantastic (2000) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
Treachery and Treason (2000) — Bidragyder — 77 eksemplarer
Wondrous Beginnings (2003) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
Sirius The Dog Star (2004) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
New Voices In Science Fiction (2003) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
Heroes in Training (2007) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
Battle Magic (1998) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
First Contact (1997) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Chimerascope (2012) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver55 eksemplarer
Space Stations (2004) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Far Frontiers (2000) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
The A.I. Chronicles (2015) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Haunted Holidays (2004) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
Dark Beyond the Stars (2015) — Forord, nogle udgaver39 eksemplarer
Fate Fantastic (2007) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Silicon Dreams (2001) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies and SD-6 (2005) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Distant Early Warnings (2009) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (2016) — Introduktion — 24 eksemplarer
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Tales of the Emerald Serpent (2012) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Campus Chills (2010) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Derelict (2021) — Forfatter — 16 eksemplarer
A Knight in the Silk Purse (2014) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Noir (2022) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 9 • February 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Eeriecon Chapbook #4 — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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A wonderful conclusion to an outstanding series! What we've got here is a cranky scientist, Mac, who just wants to spend more time with her data -- but who isn't gonna get it. The series gets off to a slow start, but after a while, you can't help loving her character.

Overall, Julie Czerneda has outdone herself this time. The trilogy is full of what she does best: fun and fascinating aliens. It's also got several lovable characters who it is just plain fun to spend time with. This book is a strong conclusion to a great series. Worth a read, if you can be patient with the setup in the first book of the trilogy.… (mere)
 
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dwagon17 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |
Outstanding! An excellent conclusion to the series. In this book, we find the lead character Esen has developed, and is more interesting with than ever. It is just fun to spend time with the characters; Esen is funny, capable, and well-intentioned (but sometimes gets into scrapes). Perhaps Czerneda's strongest book to date.
 
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dwagon17 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

200 years ago, six sleeper ships were sent to colonize distant planets. Now one of their message probes reached the New Earth.

A lot has changed since then. Earth has found alien allies that allow them to use portal technology to gather resources from all around the galaxy. There is only one rule. All humans have to return, no colonizing.

Now that there is proof of human colonies in space, the aliens want them all moved back to Earth or there will be consequences. The arbiter of humanity takes the task upon himself to get everyone "home" and out of this mysterious danger. He will have to overcome cultural divisions that accumulated over generations of separation. But more importantly, he will need to cooperate with the aliens that remain a mystery after 37 years of coexistence.

I really enjoyed the story and how we slowly uncover the mysteries. I enjoyed how it all came together. Maybe the ending could have been less rushed, but I found it very satisfying.

The aliens were properly alien. There was so much to learn about them. I loved how hard the communication between them and humans was. They weren't some super intelligence that right away understood us and could communicate perfectly in our language. There were blunders and miscommunication on both sides.

We have six worlds and six different scenarios. Weird planets, weird cultures. Humans that were shaped in very specific ways by their environment. And even the humans of Earth were already changed by new technologies and certain events. Here I might talk about one negative of this book. The language is a bit hard to read at times. The 'd shortenings were used everywhere. In the case of the colony person's POV, it's obviously on purpose, but maybe it's on purpose for the whole book to suggest humans in the future also talk differently from us?

We have three POVs altogether. One is a character from one of the colonies, Beth. She appears right in the prologue and shows how different life can be in a different environment. Then we have the Arbiter, Henry. I really liked his characterization. He is this likable guy that carries a lot of power on his shoulders. He needs to make some hard decisions and despite seeming always strong to the observers; we see how he is cracking under that pressure. Lastly, we have the pilot, Killian. She is very determined and quite rebellious. I enjoyed her relationship with Henry and I am glad that for once, male and female alone in space can just stay friends.

Another character that should be mentioned is Flip, a synthetic construct. He is often used as a comedic relief but also brings a lot to the conversation about what it means to be a human.

Some parts were a bit slow, but I am not sure if they could have been cut. I think it added some tension seeing characters do some repetitive stuff or having to wait before they can continue with the mission since we know there is a time limit. There is a lot to learn and understand about the new technologies and the aliens. At the beginning it left me a bit confused, but everything gets explained with time.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book. I rate it 4,5 but feel that it deserves to be rounded up to 5. It is definitely an impactful book that I won't forget and I will certainly read more from the author.
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Levitara | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 5, 2024 |
I'm not entirely sure where to go with this book. I picked this up a long time ago (back when I was into Bookcrossing), traded it away and then re-picked it up at my local Indie. Admittedly its the cover that made me interested and I'm a sucker for amnesia trope stories in science fiction.

Largely I liked the cast and I liked Sira and Morgan, but it was not an enthralling read for me. Plus the "Interludes" tended to break things up, distracting me from Sira's current plight (most of the time, occasionally it was Morgan who was the focus of the Interlude, but mainly it was Barac who I had little interest in to be truthful). Sira also, while not unlikable, wasn't the kind of female I liked to read about in scifi books (there was nothing...deadly about her. She wasn't very snarky. She spent much of her time sullen or confused). She's kind of watery, a bit bland and sometimes refreshing.

Morgan...rather seemed like a lot of rogue-ish Captains (I'd venture to say he reminded me of Malcolm Reynolds, but Morgan came before Malcolm).

Overall I'm glad enough to have read this, but I wish it was as engaging as her later reads.

… (mere)
 
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lexilewords | 17 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |

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