“Semiosis” is on some year’s best SF lists

Cover_WebSizedI am gratified (and relieved!) by how many people have enjoyed my novel Semiosis. Readers send me notes, booksellers are glad to see me, and the novel has made some year’s best lists for 2018. This is an unexpected and wonderful holiday gift.

New York Public Library
“Our librarians — through their experience recommending books to patrons and as readers themselves — have highlighted their picks for 100 best books written for adults and published this year.”

New York Magazine’s Vulture
“This first-contact story is up there with the best of Le Guin in terms of beautiful, engrossing, brilliantly imagined sci-fi.”

The Verge
“Alien life likely won’t take the form of a bumpy-headed alien, but something that we might not recognize as intelligent at first blush.”

Chicago Review of Books
“The 10 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018: From arctic metropolises to killer plants.”

Powell’s Books
“The only thing wrong with this spectacular debut is that it isn’t long enough.”

The Best Sci Fi Books
“25 Best Science Fiction Books of 2018: A lot of science fiction writers got weird. Good stuff.”

A Goodreads Listopia of Hugo 2019 Eligible Novels
“It’s hard to keep track of all the science fiction and fantasy books published in one year.”

2 thoughts on ““Semiosis” is on some year’s best SF lists

  1. The book deserves its place on the best SF lists for 2018. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed to see it on Hugo & Nebula lists in the coming months, though I gotta admit that I’m even more excited to get my hands on the sequel!


    • Thank you! You can already order the sequel at Amazon and Kobo, and possible elsewhere: “Interference” by Sue Burke. It should be published on October 22. I’m surprised to see it available because we haven’t even finished the final editing. I’m told the cover artwork is beautiful, although I haven’t seen it yet.


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