Synopses & Reviews
The first book in Julie Czerneda's acclaimed Web Shifters series made the Nebula preliminary nomination list in 1998. Changing Vision continues the story of Esen, the last survivor of an alien race with the ability to assume the form of any creature. Now Esen must break her species' rule of noninterference--to keep interspecies tension from escalating intoall-out war....
This long-awaited sequel to "Beholder's Eye" continues the story of Esen, the last survivor of an alien race with the ability to assume the form of any creature. Now Esen must break her species' rule of noninterference--to keep interspecies tension from escalating into an all-out war.
Caught in a web of her own making Esen-alit-Quar had violated the First Rule of her species when she revealed her existence to a human named Paul Ragem. And though both Paul and Esen had survived, others of Esen s Web had not been so fortunate.
Es could hardly believe that fifty years had passed since the terrifying events which had nearly cost her her life and which had forced Paul to give up everything a human treasured family, friends, even his own identity to protect the secret of her continued survival. In that time they had built a new life together out on the Fringe.
They had a successful export company, friends and associates.Esen, now known as Esolesy Ki and wearing the form of a Lishcyn a species rare enough in the Commonwealth and never seen in the Fringe was perfectly content to remain on the world of Minas XII, leaving it to Paul to travel the starways on company business.
Meanwhile she used their vast information resources to search for any signs that others of her kind had found their galaxy.What neither Es nor Paul could foresee was that a simple vacation trip would plunge the two of them into the heart of a diplomatic nightmare and threaten to expose both Es and Paul to the hunters who had never been convinced of their destruction."
About the Author
Julie E. Czerneda is a biologist and writer whose science fiction has received international acclaim, awards, and best-selling status. She is the author of the popular "Species Imperative" trilogy, the "Web Shifters" series, the "Trade Pact Universe" trilogy and her new "Stratification" novels. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stand-alone novel, In the Company of Others, won Canada's Prix Aurora Award and was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished SF. Julie lives with her husband and two children in the lake country of central Ontario, under skies so clear they could take seeing the Milky Way for granted, but never do. You can find her at www.czerneda.com.