eBook Glory Season download

by David Brin

eBook Glory Season download ISBN: 185723202X
Author: David Brin
Publisher: Time Warner Books Uk; New Ed edition (June 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 600
ePub: 1379 kb
Fb2: 1857 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

Bantam Spectra Books by David Brin. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 93–16605

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Home David Brin Glory Season. The maneuver went smoothly, the wind snapping their rugged sail into line as it had all day. Maybe our luck really has changed, Maia thought, knowing full well that she was tempting fate. Once they were cruising steady on the new tack, she spoke again, bringing up another imminent concern. Naroin made me promise to try calling her superiors, in case we find a radio at Halsey. It wasn’t a vow she relished. Of exploitations worse than those we once thought jettisoned in Earth’s predawn past. Worse for being perpetrated by cousins who refused to know each other anymore, or listen. Tragedies that finally brought forth Taw. Till now, I’ve described how renewed contact might prove advantageous.

Glory Season by David Brin We would have every path lain open to women. Where this don. e would see crystallization more pure and of more various beauty. We believe the divine energy would pervade nature to a degree unknown in the history of former ages, and that no discordant collision, but a ravishing harmony of spheres, would ensue. Margareth Fuller To Cheryl Ann who rescued Maya from Flatland and me from lonelines. We would have every path lain open to women.

Glory Season is a 1993 science fiction novel by David Brin. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1994. It seems likely that this was delayed, and renamed Glory Season. Three thousand years before the story starts, Lysos founds a human colony on the isolated planet of Stratos in an effort to radically re-engineer human life into a happier, more pastoral form

Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction.

Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction. Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope-pushing the genre to new heights. Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life. As a half-caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction.

Yet it made Maia’s responses seem so clumsy in comparison. One line of text was all she could manage after a day’s work, and sending it left her exhausted, frustrated.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction. Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture.

David Brin makes it seem both chillingly and rousingly believable. A moving, satirical, exciting, and finally transcendent tale of the human spirit, this major novel is about a time when all the people of a human world - men and women - must come face-to-face with their glory season. I am very fond of some of Brin's books, notably the The Postman, but this one strikes me as rather heavy-handed. It is about a world in which the first (women) settlers chose to reproduce primarily.

Colonized by pioneering women and run by matriarchal clans, Stratos is home to Maia and Leie. They are at the age when they must learn to use their skills to make their way in the world, sailing the vast seas in the boats that are the province of mysterious men. By the author of the "Uplift" books.
Comments: (7)
I read this book when it was first published, and thoroughly enjoyed the premise of a world dominated by clones, in which non-clones and men were second class citizens. When I read the book again, I grasped more of the nuances and problems of a world where individuality is not valued, and the power structure is based on heredity and wealth. Hmm. Not much has changed. I recommend this book. Maia is a fascinating and fun heroine as she journeys from adolescence to adulthood.
Maia is a wonderful heroine
++++ The scenery. I wish there was a movie! Or at least some fan-art.
+++ Heroism becomes annoying. Maybe that's the point. IDK.
+++ Plot development is slow. Slightly rewarding after 200 pages. Interesting after 400 pages. Captivating after 600 pages.
-- Language. I spend too much time imagining material things from a foreign/quirky vocab, too little time imagining new/different gender conditions.
-Too many pointers. For instance, why attach the prefix "woman" to so many things, when womanity was supposed to be the normal!
I don't give 5 stars very often, so a 4 star in my view is a pretty good book. Like all of Dr. Brin's books I have read, it is thoughtful, full of surprises, and just fun to read. His stories always have an intellectual content, some major issues of human life he is toying with, and you can see his thoughts very clearly here. He takes on some difficult issues with finesse and subtlety. There was one kind of slow spot, but otherwise it was a very satisfying read. I just wish he would make a sequel!
I love this book. I have read it a number of times and each time I find it engaging and surprising. I love the premise and the way he gives you a feel for the way the whole of life and this world would be. A great story.
I've only read the last two of Brin's "Uplift" novels and a collection of his short stories, so I can hardly be called a fan. After those first two novels, I was a little ambivalent about Brin; after the short story collection, I was more enthusiastic. (The short stories were great.) So I tried this novel and liked it much better than the "Uplift" novels.

In some ways, "Glory Season" reminded me of Le Guin's "The Left Hand of Darkness." Brin describes a world where technology has been used to develop a culture with a wildly different sexual component and that's the backdrop for his well-told story. The feature I liked about both "Glory Season" and "Left Hand" is that both do a good job of developing believable characters and plots in very unusual scenarios.

"Glory Season" kept my interest all the way through. The pace isn't particularly fast but I found it was still absorbing. In fact, I liked the somewhat slow pace that Brin used. It gave him time to develop the characters and the dialog, which were both done well.

But the most important part was how Brin handled the coming-of-age story for the protagonist. I thought this was particularly well done. I was left with a lot of sympathy for Maia as she dealt with both the unusual situations she found herself in and with the problems of leaving-home-and-growing-up. Three cheers for the author on that score.
This book has great characters and it pull me right in I found it very hare to put down. It is fast paced and moves right along. I have most of Brin's other works and love his work, the only reason I did not give this one 5 stars is the abrupt ending of the book.
A complex, interesting novel written by a master of science-based fiction. Brin actually thinks clearly and interestingly about possible futures for humankind. The twists and turns maintain a high level of interest.
I have adored Brin's books over the years. This one did not disappoint. Great characters, great science; wth with that ending? Most unsatisfactory end to a great book I've ever experienced. Readers, don't deny yourselves a great Brin read with this book.Maybe you'll experience the ending with more tolerance than I did.