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Halfway Human
     

Halfway Human

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by Carolyn Ives Gilman
 

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A Starflight Reader Nominee for Best Book of the Year

Tedla is a 'bland,' an asexual class of people that exist only to serve their fellow beings.

Val is an expert on alien cultures but has never seen a bland before.
They come together after Tedla is found light-years away from its home planet?alone, isolated and suicidal. Val's mission is to

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A Starflight Reader Nominee for Best Book of the Year

Tedla is a 'bland,' an asexual class of people that exist only to serve their fellow beings.

Val is an expert on alien cultures but has never seen a bland before.
They come together after Tedla is found light-years away from its home planet?alone, isolated and suicidal. Val's mission is to help Tedla recover. But the more she learns about the beautiful alien being, the more she discovers about the torment Tedla and its kind suffer on their planet.

Little does the rest of the universe know of the hidden world of the blands, a world that hides shocking secrets and unspeakable crimes.
Halfway Human is a mesmerizing look at an intricately created alien world which is strange and distant, yet hauntingly familiar.

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"Beauty, pain, wit, and wisdom all suffuse this powerful novel, as it uses imagined futures to reveal our own world in starkest clarity...and yes, with a whisper of hope."-Locus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604504668
Publisher:
Phoenix Pick
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
495 KB

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Halfway Human 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished 'Halfway Human' (originally published 1998 by Avon Eos) and came here to check to see if it won the Hugo or the Nebula that year. This book is that good! It has a very believable far future feeling, with deep deep characterization and one of the most poignant heroes in recent SF history. I'm here to root and cheer and shout for Carol Ives Gilman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The very best of science fiction is characterized by fresh ideas and compelling characters. HALFWAY HUMAN has the feel of an important book, but it also tells a fascinating story. I could hardly put it down.