This Alien Shore

This Alien Shore

by C. S. Friedman

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ISBN-13: 9780886777999
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 360,563
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.48(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

An acknowledged master of Dark Fantasy, Celia Friedman is a John W. Campbell award finalist, and the author of the highly acclaimed Coldfire Trilogy, New York Times Notable Book of the Year This Alien Shore, In Conquest Born, The Madness Season, The Wilding and The Magister Trilogy.  Ms. Friedman worked for twenty years as a professional costume designer, but retired from that career in 1996 to focus on her writing. She lives in Virginia, and can be contacted via her website, www.csfriedman.com.

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This Alien Shore 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"This Alien Shore" is a addition to any readers collection if they are interested in science fiction or fantasy. The story is riveting and has you dying to find out what happens next! As a fan of all of C.S. Freidman's books, this certainly lives up to my admiration of the Coldfire trilogy and the other terrific stories. Hopefully, newer titles will be released and cause the same effect!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Alien Shore is a book that will please seasoned veterans and new readers alike. With the perfect combination of 'biography-like' plot and overall plot of the very workings of society, this book both pleases the dramatic and intellectual sides of the mind. Don't get this book unless you don't need sleep. I finished it in one day/night.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ninety-five percent of my favorite stories are in that 1 percent of sci-fi that I find appealing. Sci-fi done right is a beautiful, if elusive thing. This Alien Shore is a wonderful example of sci-fi done right. Of that 1 percent sliver of the genre I consider apealing, This Alien Shore falls in the top 10 percent.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing 26 days ago
I'm of a great fan of Friedman's work outside of her Coldfire trilogy, but I would recommend this book as a clever and intriguing read.
SeekingMuse on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This is one of those science fiction novels that really caught my attention. Its unique and I did not see the explanation for what was happening before it was explained. Every once in a while I look for new books by this author. The author does appear to write as much as some. I hope to find another by Friedman that can capture my attention as well as this one did.
baswood on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Quite well written. Some good ideas and very readable. however it is a little overlong and a bit repetitive. An old fashioned space opera with a modern twist. Computer hackers as heros will appeal to many I think. The two major plot strands come together well enough in the end and all is resolved to this readers satisfaction anyway. Capitalism is a harsh mistresss indeed.
leld on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Prejudice, otherness. What's normal, and what does that mean? Why is "different" so often considered "bad"? Also, conspiracy!
rexton on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Superb and engaging story.
Shrike58 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
When it's all said and done this is basically two novels that barely come together in the end. On one hand it's a chase novel about a young, psychologically damaged girl who was being manipulated into being a deep space navigator and who gets a chance to make her escape. On the other hand it's a story of espionage and betrayal, as an apparent plot against the Guild which dominates space travel turns out to be an inside job. What winds up tying the whole raft of plot points together is Kio Masada, a computer science specialist with a talent for forsenic hacking, and nobody's fool. To say more would be to give away the plot, though that sometimes feels as though everything but the kitchen sink was brought in. Why I don't give this novel a lower score is that I'd enjoy reading more about the milieu and I'd like to see what happened to some of the characters; there are lots and lots of lose ends here, as though the intent was to produce an immediate sequel.
justablondemoment on LibraryThing 26 days ago
I just couldn't get into it. I can't say why as I do enjoy books of this nature. Just never grabbed me. I gave it 2 stars because it did keep me going for awhile. But not enough to keep me going. It ended in the send back pile unread.
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The book is an interesting study of human nature wrapped in a story full of plots and twists.
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