Waiting on Wednesdays is the brainchild of Jill at Breaking the Spine, and because Jill isn’t hosting it any more, I’m now linking up with Can’t Wait Wednesday at Wishful Endings. Stop over there and link up your “Can’t Wait” book of the week!
Two things immediately grabbed my attention when I saw this book (well, three if you count the cover!): “character driven” and “first contact.”
Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet’s sentient species and prove that mammals are more than tools.
Forced to land on a planet they aren’t prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape–trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect.
Semiosis by Sue Burke. Releases in February 2018 from Tor Books. Really, this sounds soooo good. Not much of a blurb, but I’m intrigued anyway. I’ve been craving character driven science fiction stories lately, and I hope this will fit the bill!