Book Reviews of Singer from the Sea

Singer from the Sea
Singer from the Sea
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
ISBN-13: 9780380791996
ISBN-10: 0380791994
Publication Date: 3/1/2000
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
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Haven is one of the planets settled by humanity after Earth was depleted. Almost completely covered by water, the planet's north island is ruled by a rigid aristocratic society in which men tend to outlive their wives many times over, and girls are taught to be pious and resigned to whatever fate may hold in store for them, while the south island is ruled by an even stricter theocracy. Genevieve, a noble's daughter, is forced to abandon her preferred role of observer when an unwanted marriage and a forbidden love enter her life. Starting out as a combination fantasy of manners/space opera, the story places Genevieve at the very core of Haven's fate and a crucial time for the society she was raised to alter from within, blending Maori myths, espionage, interplanetary invasion, ecofeminism, adventure, a searing indictment of social injustice and a sly sense of humor in a page-turning sci-fi fable.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked it. It was confusing at times, but still drew me in.
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What an unusual book. Very intriguing and well thought out and written. Some really interesting ideas regarding man's place in a world as well as animals and nature. And a world soul rather than individual souls. Lots to think about.
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Very nice beginning, good mystery and suspense. What IS going on? Then when all is revealed it denigrates into a standard Messiah sent to save the people from evil.
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Interesting "soft" science-fiction