Glory Season

Glory Season

by David Brin

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Glory Season by David Brin

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553567670
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1994
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 784
Sales rank: 1,180,095
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

David Brin is a scientist and the bestselling author of Sundiver, The Uplift War, Startide Rising, The Practice Effect, The Postman, Heart of the Comet (with Gregory Benford), Earth, Glory Season, Brightness Reef, and Infinity's Shore, as well as the short-story collections The River of Time and Otherness. He has a doctorate in astrophysics and has been a NASA consultant and a physics professor.

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Twenty-six months before her second birthday, Maia learned the true difference between winter and summer.

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Glory Season 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Not only was this a major page-turner, but it is a thought provoker as well. I think women in particular will love this story of a young girl living in a distant world where women rule, and men are barely more than mules. If i have to criticize, i would say David Brin wasn't quite sure how to end this story, or maybe it wasn't the ending i wanted. But the only difficult part was seeing the odd creatures described, and understanding the alien terms used in this book. I think a second reading would prove worthwhile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I read this book, I couldn't get past the slow first fifty pages. When I finally managed it the second time around, I discovered quite possibly the best book I've ever read. I didn't find the story to be all that sexist; if anything, it only points out how truly foolish sexism is. I was also dragged into the story of Maia, Leie and Renna, and I fell in love with all of them. I can't recommend this book enough. By far my favorite of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This intense story of an adolescent girl named Maia will get you turning pages faster than you ever have before. It is full of puzzles you will help her solve as well as enemies you will fight with her. Definitely a monumental sci-fi novel of our time.