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The Silvers - Jill Smith
The Silvers
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B, captain of the first crewed mission to the Silver Planet, does not think of the planet’s native race as people. Silvers may look human, but their emotional spectrum is severely limited. B allows his team to capture, study, and even kill the creatures. When B bonds with a Silver called Imms,... show more
B, captain of the first crewed mission to the Silver Planet, does not think of the planet’s native race as people. Silvers may look human, but their emotional spectrum is severely limited. B allows his team to capture, study, and even kill the creatures.

When B bonds with a Silver called Imms, everything changes. B’s not sure if Imms’s feelings are genuine or imitation, but B’s growing friendship with Imms becomes his anchor in a strange world. Following a shipboard fire that kills most of B’s team, B takes Imms back to Earth. He sanitizes the story of the fire—for which Imms bears some responsibility—so that Imms is recast as its hero rather than its cause.

Life on Earth threatens the fragile connection between the two men. As Imms seeks independence from a bureaucracy that treats him like a test subject, he begins to experience the gamut of emotions—including a love B is frightened to return. And as B and Imms’s story about the fire threatens to unravel, Imms must use all he’s learned about being human to protect B.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781626391574
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Edition language: English
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Sheziss loves Zeshak
Sheziss loves Zeshak rated it
2.5
It could have been but it wasn’t.I can’t really decide what to think about this book.This novel is depressing. It’s grey. It’s full of those inexplicable gaps experimental movies from the 60-70s had in order to show off their supposed intellectuality and fanciness. Those movies that usually end up m...
Mammarella
Mammarella rated it
1.5 The Silvers by Jill Smith
This is a very depressing read. Not dark and depressing. Dark hides things: colorful things, black things, grey things, white things, scary things, pretty things, monster things, unicorns, spice worms and who knows what else. This? This is just grey. Everything's the same color. Even human emotions ...
Mammarella
Mammarella rated it
1.5 The Silvers by Jill Smith
This is a very depressing read. Not dark and depressing. Dark hides things: colorful things, black things, grey things, white things, scary things, pretty things, monster things, unicorns, spice worms and who knows what else. This? This is just grey. Everything's the same color. Even human emotions ...
maarjao
maarjao rated it
This sci-fi book is written really well, but at least for me, it was extremely difficult to read.The story it tells is kind of similar to Stranger in a Strange Land. A human space expedition has found an intelligent humanoid species on another planet (Silvers), but their emotional balance is differe...
MandyM
MandyM rated it
3.0 Review: The Silvers
Interesting but it had a sad feel about it and I'm not in the mood for that right now. DNF at about 20%. I might come back to it one day.
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