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by Amy Thomson
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susanw610 rated it 5 years ago
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....
altheaann rated it 10 years ago
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...
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it 20 years ago
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...
immediacy rated it 20 years ago
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...
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