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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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This skillful and entertaining exploration of language and cross-cultural communication presents a portrait of sentient beings in the midst of discovering written language. The Xenolinguists are a guild of alien-language translators who travel the galaxy. Translator Ries Danyo is a down-on-his-luck lingster, so far gone he's hooked on zyth. Once a promising talent, he's fallen to interpreting for the deputy commissioner's wife on her shopping sprees in the Freh bazaar. But when a Freh uprising leads to murder, Danyo must lead the commissioner's daughters to safety on a journey that irrevocably changes the Frehti language and the future of Krishna itself.

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Nebula Award, 1998 - Best Novella

Locus Online Recommended Reading 2001

A struggling linguist, a sheltered debutante, and a strangely silent child are running for their lives, trapped in the violent confluence of three species, only one of which is human.

The Xenolinguist stories are fast-paced, gripping explorations of cross-cultural communication as well as perennial fan favorites. The Nebula Award–winning novella Reading the Bones has now been expanded to novel length, following xenolinguist Ries Danyo and sisters Lita and Jilan Patel to their pivotal roles in shaping the future of the Frehti.

About the Author

Sheila Finch is the author of seven science fiction novels, including David Brin's Out of Time 2, Shaping the Dawn, and Shaper's Legacy. She has won the Compton Crook Award and is a regular contributor to Amazing and Fantasy & Science Fiction. She lives in Long Beach, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781892391087
Author:
Finch, Sheila
Publisher:
Tachyon Publications
Location:
1459 18th Street #139
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
0969
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in 0.57 lb

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Nebula Award, 1998 - Best Novella

Locus Online Recommended Reading 2001

A struggling linguist, a sheltered debutante, and a strangely silent child are running for their lives, trapped in the violent confluence of three species, only one of which is human.

The Xenolinguist stories are fast-paced, gripping explorations of cross-cultural communication as well as perennial fan favorites. The Nebula Award–winning novella Reading the Bones has now been expanded to novel length, following xenolinguist Ries Danyo and sisters Lita and Jilan Patel to their pivotal roles in shaping the future of the Frehti.

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