The Color of Distance
"The Color of Distance is an off-world tale of first contact and discovery, a long and loving evocation of a complex alien ecology...impassioned."--The Washington Post Book World"An energetic and entertaining first contact novel, complete with charming, strange, dangerous aliens."--Vonda N.... show more
"The Color of Distance is an off-world tale of first contact and discovery, a long and loving evocation of a complex alien ecology...impassioned."--The Washington Post Book World"An energetic and entertaining first contact novel, complete with charming, strange, dangerous aliens."--Vonda N. McIntyre"Fast-paced, suspenseful science fiction."--Voya"Deeply felt and closely imagined."--Mary Gentle* Amy Thomson is a national bestselling author and winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer* The Color of Distance was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Paperback Original Novel
Publish date: July 1st 1999
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: The Color of Distance (#1)
I really enjoyed this story. Usually the aliens visit us, this is a story where we visit them. Trapped on an alien planet the heroine must learn and adapt to alien ways. Juna was transformed by the Tendu so she could survive on this distant world. As Juna transforms how much of her humanity remains....
Survey biologist Juna Saari is left for dead on an alien planet after her team's flyer crashes into the jungle. She is rescued by the previously unknown sentient aliens known as Tendu, but only through their extreme medical intervention. Although she contacts her spaceship through radio, they will n...
One of my main criteria when rating a book - and, when skillfully done, one aspect of the writer's art that can just leave me in awe - is the author's ability to bring the reader into an unfamiliar culture with a minimum of pedantry or obvious explication. Given that the culture of this book is one...
This was Thomson's first novel--she's since published at least one other, Virtual Girl--but it is one of those rare ones that are full of power. I was skeptical--this was my top choice on my Alexandria Digital Literature recommendation list, but only when I sorted using "Daring" as an option. When I...