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Semiosis

(2018)
(The first book in the Semiosis Duology series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance in Semiosis, a character driven science fiction novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke.

2019 Campbell Memorial Award Finalist
2019 Locus Finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel
Locus 2018 Recommended Reading List

New York Public Library - Best of 2018
Forbes - Best Science Fiction Books of 2019-2019

The Verge - Best of 2018

Thrillist - Best Books of 2018

Vulture - 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2018
Chicago Review of Books - The 10 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018

Texas Library Association - Lariat List Top Books for 2019

Colonists from Earth wanted the perfect home, but they'll have to survive on the one they found. They don't realize another life form watches...and waits...

Only mutual communication can forge an alliance with the planet's sentient species and prove that humans are more than tools.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"A gripping story of colonization and biological wonders." - Gregory Frost

"Original, gripping, and gloriously unpredictable." - Mira Grant

"A first contact novel like none you've ever read. . . . The kind of story for which science fiction was invented." - James Patrick Kelly

"This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it." - Adrian Tchaikovsky


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Used availability for Sue Burke's Semiosis

Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Semiosis: A Novel (Semiosis Duology)
Author(s): Sue Burke
ISBN: 0-7653-9135-X / 978-0-7653-9135-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Semiosis: A Novel (Semiosis Duology)
Author(s): Sue Burke
ISBN: 0-7653-9136-8 / 978-0-7653-9136-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Semiosis: A novel of first contact
Author(s): Sue Burke
ISBN: 0-00-830281-2 / 978-0-00-830281-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Semiosis: A novel of first contact
Author(s): Sue Burke
ISBN: 0-00-830077-1 / 978-0-00-830077-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Semiosis
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Semiosis
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Semiosis
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Semiosis: A Novel
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Semiosis: A Novel
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Semiosis: A novel of first contact
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Semiosis: A novel of first contact
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Semiosis: A Novel (Semiosis Duology Book 1)
Author(s): Sue Burke
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA