Glory Season (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 31, 2011 - Fiction - 784 pages
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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 sisters and seek her fortune in the world.  With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans.

On her far-reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin.  And along the way, she will meet a traveler who has come an unimaginable distance--and who threatens the delicate balance of the Stratoins' carefully maintained, perfect society....

Both exciting and insightful, Glory Season is a major novel, a transcendent saga of the human spirit.


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An easy read with an interesting premise. - Goodreads
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User Review  - James Eckman - Goodreads

I run hot an cold with David Brin, this one was excellent, it reminds of some of LeGuin's better SF novels. An excellent premise and good characters, the start is a bit on the slow side though. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael O'Donnell - Goodreads

Third time I have read this book. It keeps drawing me back as an easy read with an interesting premise. The main protagonist is a bit annoying in the end. Too good. Too ground breaking. Like an Anne ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

David Brin has degrees in astronomy and applied physics but has been a full-time science fiction writer for many years. He has won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for both The Uplift War and Startide Rising, which also won the Nebula Award. He has also won the Hugo Award for short story. His novel The Postman was recently made into a feature film starring Kevin Costner. He lives near San Diego, California, with his wife and children.

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