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Author: Sue Burke Narrator: Caitlin Davies, Daniel May, Daniel Thomas May Publisher: Macmillan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781427294302

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"Narrators Daniel Thomas May and Caitlin Davies breathe life into the large cast of Burke's debut science fiction...both excel at utilizing accents, inflections, and personality traits to quickly build characterizations. The unusual cadence and inflections used for the aliens work to captivating effect." — AudioFile Magazine In Semiosis, debut author Sue Burke's character driven audiobook of first contact, human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance. Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that mammals are more than tools. Forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape—trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect.

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  • “Narrators Daniel Thomas May and Caitlin Davies breathe life into the large cast of Burke’s debut science fiction…May and Davies both excel at utilizing accents, inflections, and personality traits to quickly build characterizations. The unusual cadence and inflections used for the aliens work to captivating effect. This unique sci-fi adventure spans years, with the colony evolving in unexpected ways as humanity grapples with its place in the cosmos.”

    - AudioFile
  • Daniel Thomas May and Caitlyn Davies...did very well, utilizing varied accents and inflections to portray the different characters of each generation so that each person felt like they had a distinct and unique voice.

    - TheBiblioSanctum"Narrators Daniel Thomas May and Caitlin Davies breathe life into the large cast of Burke's debut science fiction. ...May and Davies both excel at utilizing accents, inflections, and personality traits to quickly build characterizations. The unusual cadence and inflections used for the aliens work to captivating effect.
  • This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it.

    - Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Children of Time
  • In Semiosis, Sue Burke blends science with adventure and fascinating characters, as a human colony desperately seeks to join the ecosystem of an alien world.

    - David Brin, author of Earth and Existence.
  • A first contact novel like none you’ve ever read. . . . The kind of story for which science fiction was invented.

    - James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards
  • Sue Burke has created one of the most fascinating alien personae science fiction has seen in this decade.

    - David Nichols, early American historian and author of Engines of Diplomacy
  • A gripping story of colonization and biological wonders.

    - Gregory Frost, author of the Shadowbridge novels
  • A fantastic SF debut . . . Semiosis will remain relevant for years to come.

    - Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, award-winning author of What a Plant Knows and Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University.

Awards

  • Among shortlisted titles for Locus Awards - Nominee, 2019

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About the Narrators

Caitlin Davies is a New York City–based actor and audiobook narrator who studied acting at the Eugene O’Neill National Institute, the British American Drama Academy, and the Barrow Group. She specializes in audiobooks for teens and young adults.

Daniel Thomas May is a native of Atlanta. For 15 years May focused his work on stage, both in Atlanta and across the country, but in the past 2 years May has turned his talent to the screen, with roles on the Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, and a number of commercials and independent film projects.

L. E. Modesitt Jr. is the bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and four fantasy series, as well as several other novels in the science fiction genre. In addition to his novels, Mr. Modesitt has published technical studies and articles, columns, poetry, and a number of science fiction stories. His first story was published in 1973. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.