By David Brin
Hugo and Nebula award-winning writer David Brin is among the so much eloquent, ingenious voices in technology fiction. Now he returns with a brand new novel wealthy in texture, common in subject, enormous in scope--pushing the style to new heights.
Young Maia is quickly coming near near a turning aspect in her lifestyles. As a half-caste var, she needs to depart the extended family domestic of her privileged part sisters and search her fortune on the earth. along with her dual sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the exchange routes of the Stratoin oceans.
On her far-reaching, perilous trip of discovery, Maia will suffer problem and starvation, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her dual. And alongside the best way, she is going to meet a traveller who has come an unbelievable distance--and who threatens the fragile stability of the Stratoins' conscientiously maintained, ideal society....
Both intriguing and insightful, Glory Season is an enormous novel, a transcendent saga of the human spirit.
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