The Color of Distance

The Color of Distance

by Amy Thomson

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ISBN-13: 9780441006328
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 07/01/1999
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.68(h) x 1.01(d)

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The Color of Distance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author makes the alien world so vivid. The physical and cultural aspects of the Tendu are deep and detailed. This book is memorable because of the science of the alien species; it has biological and social depth that few sci-fi/alien encounter books I've read have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best SF books I have read in many years. Having the story told from the viewpoints of both Juna and the aliens was very different. It was fascinating to see the same things from totally different points of view, especially at the beginning before Juna realizes how intelligent the Tendu really are. I thought that the communication by colors and symbols was also very unique and well thought out. The changes that Juna has to go through; both physically and emotionally, are difficult and we can see her own personality and understanding evolving. My only complaint with the story is that parts of the ending having to do with the changes in the alien society when they get hold of some advanced technology were a little too predictable. Don't want to give anything away, so I won't say more about that. The amazing variety of the planet and the forest were very believable and the descriptions evocative - I want to go there! I highly recommend this book!