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Sue Burke
"Semiosis" has its own site 
20th-Jan-2018 02:18 pm - [sticky post]

If you’re here because I wrote the novel Semiosis, welcome!

You might also enjoy the website devoted entirely to the novel with scenes and information that didn’t make it into the book, associated fiction and essays, the full Constitution, and a blog.

You can find it here:


23rd-Jul-2018 08:55 pm (UTC) - semiosis
I am an older person who does not do as well as I would like with electronic mail and comments so I hope you will excuse me if I have put these comments in the wrong section. My comment is pure praise for Semiosis. Your excellent work took me away to your world. Even as I was reading and getting great pleasure, another part of me was thinking, 'This is great. It is like Ringworld and Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy!' Hmmm, perhaps I should not make those comparisons as you may not see them as the praise I intend. Let me go back to your work alone and repeat the great pleasure I found in reading Semiosis. Great Work!

Dan R Cates
24th-Jul-2018 01:39 am (UTC) - Re: semiosis
Hello Dan,

This is a fine place to comment. Thank you for your kind words. Being compared to Ringworld or the Xenogenesis Trilogy takes my breath away. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the book. I had a wonderful time writing it and exploring the world of Pax, too.

A sequel should be coming out next year exploring the world further. It will be called "Interference" -- but it would be a spoiler to explain why.

Thank you again,

5th-Feb-2019 11:43 pm (UTC) - 'Fandom For Robots'
Heya, Sue, have you already seen this story, Fandom For Robots by Vina Jie-Min Prasad? If not, enjoy! ;~D
5th-Feb-2019 11:54 pm (UTC) - Re: 'Fandom For Robots'
I read it and voted for it for the Nebula and Hugo last year.

Have you read her story "A Series of Steaks"?
That story, and my story in Clarkesworld, "Who Won the Battle of Arsia Mons?" were among the magazine's Readers' Choice Awards finalists last year.
Her story won, and it may have indeed been the better story.
6th-Feb-2019 12:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link! I like that story a lot too - I'd be hard-pressed to know which of the two to vote for.

Still slowly working my way through 'Amadis of Gaul', but I'm going to have to back-track a few chapters to pick up the thread again. What a rollicking tale!
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