Looking through Lace

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Looking Through Lace

Last Free on: 12th Jun 17
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...Absolutely incredible, five stars. ...this short story held me spellbound from start to finish. Then I turned to the front page and read it again....

Assigned as secondary linguist to a first contact expedition, Toni is expected to unravel the secrets of the new species “women’s language”. Her job proves harder than expected: she doesn’t just have to overcome the differences between and within both cultures, but also the opposition and sabotage of the lead linguist, all in a language she does not speak and is not allowed to learn.

With an intelligent, likeable, female, lead, who uses that intelligence, a baffling mystery and a well-developed and complex alien culture, this short story held me spellbound from start to finish. Then I turned to the front page and read it again.

This is the first time in forty years I have found a modern sci-fi writer I would put up there with Simak and Tiptree. The author has managed to create a perfect blend of lit fic and sci-fi, and the result is a joy to read.

Absolutely incredible, five stars.

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Discussion

rz3300 (11 September 2016)
Well that sounds very intriguing. I have always wanted to consider myself a linguist, although I am not really sure what it takes to qualify there. Anyways, first expeditions and unraveling secrets and issues of language and culture definitely gets my interest up, and my ears perked up. Sounds like a good one.

Bookangel (20 March 2017)
Absolutely incredible, five stars. ...this short story held me spellbound from start to finish. Then I turned to the front page and read it again. *Continue reading...*

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