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Julie E. Czerneda

Autor(a) de A Thousand Words for Stranger

69+ Works 7,780 Membros 171 Reviews 34 Favorited

About the Author

Former biologist Julie Czerneda's science fiction has received international acclaim, awards, and best-selling status. She is author of the popular Web Shifters series as well as the Trade Pact Universe trilogy. She was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Her stand-alone mostrar mais 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 mostrar menos
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Obras de Julie E. Czerneda

A Thousand Words for Stranger (1997) 920 cópias
Survival (2004) 751 cópias
Beholder's Eye (1998) 570 cópias
Migration (2005) 524 cópias
Ties of Power (1999) 520 cópias
In the Company of Others (2001) 473 cópias
To Trade the Stars (2002) 417 cópias
Regeneration (2006) 408 cópias
Changing Vision (2000) 380 cópias
Reap the Wild Wind (2007) 331 cópias
Hidden in Sight (2003) 297 cópias
A Turn of Light (2013) 254 cópias
Rift in the Sky (2009) 193 cópias
Revisions (2004) — Editor — 150 cópias
Space, Inc. (2003) — Editor — 117 cópias
Misspelled (2008) — Editor — 109 cópias
A Play of Shadow (2014) 97 cópias
The Gossamer Mage (2019) 89 cópias
Under Cover of Darkness (2007) — Editor — 85 cópias
To Each This World (2022) 79 cópias
The Gate To Futures Past (2016) 75 cópias
Search Image (2018) 69 cópias
To Guard Against the Dark (2017) 53 cópias
Mythspring: From the Lyrics and Legends of Canada (2006) — Editor — 45 cópias
Species Imperative (2014) 40 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Editor — 40 cópias
Ages of Wonder (2009) — Editor — 39 cópias
Fantastic Companions (2005) — Editor — 35 cópias
Mirage (2020) 31 cópias
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Editor — 31 cópias
Spectrum (2021) 25 cópias
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales (2011) — Editor — 19 cópias
Stardust (Wonder Zone) (2002) — Editor — 11 cópias
A Dragon for William (2019) 9 cópias
Orbiter (2002) — Editor — 9 cópias
Odyssey (Tales from the Wonder Zone) (2004) — Editor — 7 cópias
Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science (2007) — Editor — 6 cópias
The Only Thing to Fear (2018) 6 cópias
No Place Like Home (2016) 6 cópias
Explorer (2002) — Editor — 6 cópias
Prism (2002) 4 cópias
The Franchise 4 cópias
The Passenger 4 cópias
'Ware the Sleeper (1998) 3 cópias
Brothers Bound (2004) 2 cópias
Prospect Park 2 cópias
A Touch of Blue (2007) 2 cópias
She's Such a Nasty Morsel (2005) 2 cópias
Blood & Water 2 cópias
Down on the Farm 1 exemplar(es)
[Migration] [by: Julie E Czerneda] (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Ascent 1 exemplar(es)
Survival / Migration 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Science Fiction: DAW 30th Anniversary (2002) — Contribuinte — 262 cópias
Lightspeed: Year One (2011) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
Women of War (2005) — Contribuinte — 133 cópias
Forbidden Planets (2006) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
Spell Fantastic (2000) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Treachery and Treason (2000) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Wondrous Beginnings (2003) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Sirius The Dog Star (2004) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
New Voices In Science Fiction (2003) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
Heroes in Training (2007) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Battle Magic (1998) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
First Contact (1997) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Chimerascope (2012) — Introdução, algumas edições54 cópias
Space Stations (2004) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Far Frontiers (2000) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
The A.I. Chronicles (2015) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Haunted Holidays (2004) — Contribuinte — 42 cópias
Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (2014) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Dark Beyond the Stars (2015) — Prefácio, algumas edições39 cópias
Fate Fantastic (2007) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Silicon Dreams (2001) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Alias Assumed: Sex, Lies and SD-6 (2005) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Distant Early Warnings (2009) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts (2016) — Introdução — 24 cópias
All Hail Our Robot Conquerors! (2017) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Tales of the Emerald Serpent (2012) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Campus Chills (2010) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Derelict (2021) — Autor — 16 cópias
A Knight in the Silk Purse (2014) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Noir (2022) — Autor — 11 cópias
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 9 • February 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Eeriecon Chapbook #4 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



A mixed bag of horror and horror adjacent stories. Alas few of the writers brought their best game.
quondame | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 3, 2024 |
A wonderful conclusion to an outstanding series! What we've got here is a cranky scientist, Mac, who just wants to spend more time with her data -- but who isn't gonna get it. The series gets off to a slow start, but after a while, you can't help loving her character.

Overall, Julie Czerneda has outdone herself this time. The trilogy is full of what she does best: fun and fascinating aliens. It's also got several lovable characters who it is just plain fun to spend time with. This book is a strong conclusion to a great series. Worth a read, if you can be patient with the setup in the first book of the trilogy.… (mais)
dwagon17 | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Outstanding! An excellent conclusion to the series. In this book, we find the lead character Esen has developed, and is more interesting with than ever. It is just fun to spend time with the characters; Esen is funny, capable, and well-intentioned (but sometimes gets into scrapes). Perhaps Czerneda's strongest book to date.
dwagon17 | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

200 years ago, six sleeper ships were sent to colonize distant planets. Now one of their message probes reached the New Earth.

A lot has changed since then. Earth has found alien allies that allow them to use portal technology to gather resources from all around the galaxy. There is only one rule. All humans have to return, no colonizing.

Now that there is proof of human colonies in space, the aliens want them all moved back to Earth or there will be consequences. The arbiter of humanity takes the task upon himself to get everyone "home" and out of this mysterious danger. He will have to overcome cultural divisions that accumulated over generations of separation. But more importantly, he will need to cooperate with the aliens that remain a mystery after 37 years of coexistence.

I really enjoyed the story and how we slowly uncover the mysteries. I enjoyed how it all came together. Maybe the ending could have been less rushed, but I found it very satisfying.

The aliens were properly alien. There was so much to learn about them. I loved how hard the communication between them and humans was. They weren't some super intelligence that right away understood us and could communicate perfectly in our language. There were blunders and miscommunication on both sides.

We have six worlds and six different scenarios. Weird planets, weird cultures. Humans that were shaped in very specific ways by their environment. And even the humans of Earth were already changed by new technologies and certain events. Here I might talk about one negative of this book. The language is a bit hard to read at times. The 'd shortenings were used everywhere. In the case of the colony person's POV, it's obviously on purpose, but maybe it's on purpose for the whole book to suggest humans in the future also talk differently from us?

We have three POVs altogether. One is a character from one of the colonies, Beth. She appears right in the prologue and shows how different life can be in a different environment. Then we have the Arbiter, Henry. I really liked his characterization. He is this likable guy that carries a lot of power on his shoulders. He needs to make some hard decisions and despite seeming always strong to the observers; we see how he is cracking under that pressure. Lastly, we have the pilot, Killian. She is very determined and quite rebellious. I enjoyed her relationship with Henry and I am glad that for once, male and female alone in space can just stay friends.

Another character that should be mentioned is Flip, a synthetic construct. He is often used as a comedic relief but also brings a lot to the conversation about what it means to be a human.

Some parts were a bit slow, but I am not sure if they could have been cut. I think it added some tension seeing characters do some repetitive stuff or having to wait before they can continue with the mission since we know there is a time limit. There is a lot to learn and understand about the new technologies and the aliens. At the beginning it left me a bit confused, but everything gets explained with time.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book. I rate it 4,5 but feel that it deserves to be rounded up to 5. It is definitely an impactful book that I won't forget and I will certainly read more from the author.
… (mais)
Levitara | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |



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