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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-05 04:54 PM
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Anyone read Julie Czerneda?
Edited on Tue Aug-09-05 04:56 PM by Pithlet
I'd never read anything by her before, and I just finished Survival, the first book in the Species Imperative series last night. I loved this book. I'm having my husband stop on the way home to pick up the next one in the series. I also can't wait to read some of her other stuff. A few small nits, but otherwise I thought it a fantastic read. My absolute favorite thing about the book was Brymn, the alien. I just adored him. I love it when SF authors anthropomorphize their alien characters in endearing ways. And Brymn was written beautifully without being too cartoony and over the top.

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The ending absolutely broke my heart, even though it was obviously necessary for the plot continuation of the series. :cry: There were also some interesting plot twists that I didn't see coming, but didn't just come out of nowhere and were supported by plot.
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shimmergal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-23-05 10:15 AM
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1. Thanks for the recommendation.
I read her very first book. It was OK. But IMO it didn't live up to the spectacular cover illo. and blurbs that drew me to the book in the first place, so I haven't read any of her later books. I'll take a look at Survival, since it sounds really good.
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