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Golden Witchbreed [PDF] ❤ Golden Witchbreed ⚣ Mary Gentle – Thomashillier.co.uk GOLDEN WITCHBREED The Art of Michael Whelan Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle Roc Orthe – half civilized half barbaric home to human like beings who live and die by the code of the sword Earth envoy Lyn Golden Witchbreed The Art of Michael Whelan Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle Roc Orthe – half civilized half barbaric home to human like beings who live and die by the code of the sword Earth envoy Lynne Christie has been sent here to establish contact and to determine whether this is a world worth developing But first Christie must come to understand that human like is not and never can be human and that not even Orthe’s Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle Free Download Golden Witchbreed Item Preview remove circle Share or Embed This Item EMBED EMBED for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item description tags Want ? Advanced embedding details examples and help NoFavorite share Golden Witchbreed Gentle Mary Golden Witchbreed is astonishingly good If you have not read it you should first read Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness the archetypal SF novel of an ambassador to an alien world where the people seem like us but are not The ambassador here is female and her blonde hair is enough to make the superstitious dark haired people she meets suspect that she is one of the previous ruling “Golden Witchbreed” Review – Figments Golden Witchbreed is one of my favorites riveting on many levels First the beings populating the planet where the novel takes place Orthe are humanoid Which is troubling for the main character Lynne de Lisle Christie as she must remind herself at all time that they are not human even though they do slightly look like it Humanoid beings are a convenient tool They are easier to imagine Golden Witchbreed edition | Open Library Golden Witchbreed This edition published in by Roc in New York Classifications Dewey Decimal Class The Physical Object Pagination p Number of pages ID Numbers Open Library OLM Internet Archive goldenwitchbreedgent ISBN OCLCWorldCat Library Thing Goodreads Lists containing this Book Fantasy SF from Excerpt from “Golden Witchbreed” by Mary Gentle ‘Golden Witchbreed’ was published in The distant world of Orthe is littered with the spectacular remnants of its once great civilisation Now the Ortheans have deliberately turned away from the technology which nearly destroyed them – and from anything that links them with their past To Orthe comes Lynne de Lisle Christie envoy from Earth Her assignment win confidence of Mary Gentle – Golden Witchbreed Golden Witchbreed – I think Sandstone has tagged me with instant favourites than anyone just and she broke my heart with this planetary space opera where a tech averse alien race attempts to moderate the influence of tech hungry humanity in search of corporate profit This is one for readers who enjoy long journeys on foot as an excuse for exceptional world building and to be Editions of Golden Witchbreed by Mary Gentle Editions for Golden Witchbreed Paperback published in Paperback published in Kindle Edition published in From the SFX Book Club Golden Witchbreed | Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle Good SF and fantasy takes you to a place you could never imagine for yourself convinces you it’s real and makes you care about the people you find there Part travelogue part murder mystery and part laconic but deadly political thriller Mary Gentle’s novel does just this Golden Witchbreed employs the classic SF techniue of an outsider from Golden Witchbreed Golden Witchbreed is astonishingly good If you have not read it you should first read Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness the archetypal SF novel of an ambassador to an alien world where the people seem like us but are not The ambassador here is female and her blonde hair is enough to make the superstitious dark haired people she meets suspect that she is one of the previous ruling Golden Witchbreed The Art of Michael Whelan Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle Roc Orthe – half civilized half barbaric home to human like beings who live and die by the code of the sword Earth envoy Lynne Christie has been sent here to establish contact and to determine whether this is a world worth developing But first Christie must come to understand that human like is not and never can be human and that not even Orthe’s Golden Witchbreed Mary Gentle Free Download Golden Witchbreed Item Preview remove circle Share or Embed This Item EMBED EMBED for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item description tags Want ? 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  • Paperback
  • 498 pages
  • Golden Witchbreed
  • Mary Gentle
  • English
  • 15 March 2014
  • 9780451158482

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10 thoughts on “Golden Witchbreed

  1. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I read this many years ago It was all I remembered and I was able to immerse myself in the world and it's people This wasn't a story full of action and heroics More it was a story of people politics and what is the right thing to do We should not judge what we do not know or understand I was sad to leave this world

  2. Jessica Jessica says:

    Not many of the escapist fantasies from my childhood have stood the test of time Golden WItchbreed only got better now that I'm older and wiser and can tune into a layer of adult cynicism about the nature of relationships between individuals and between states that underlies the tone of swashbuckling wonder All around good book Intriguing well fleshed out characters that have complex believable relationships and dialogue; a well paced plot that is original and unpredictable; a fully fleshed out world; and all the elements you love from fantasy without the cringeworthy simplicity so often found in the genre Golden Witchbreed manages to be both fantastic and firmly routed in the reality of the human and non human experience

  3. imyril imyril says:

    Earth has mastered FTL travel and diplomats and xeno teams are being sent all over the galaxy to establish relations with our neighbours Lynne Christie relatively inexperienced but with 2 primitive planets under her belt already is sent to Orthe Carrick V after the previous envoy died in part she realises because she is expendable Close to androgynous subtle and close enough to human for boundaries to slip the Ortheans have a deep seated fear of high technology based on legends of past holocaust under the Golden Witchbreed but their ruler recognises the opportunities offered by trade with Earth Sent out to the provinces to convince the tribes that Earth isn't to be feared Christie soon realises how very little she truly understands about Orthe and how much danger she is actually inI really enjoyed this It's well written with charismatic characters and fabulous world building we discover Orthe alongside Christie and there's enough detail stashed away here for the world to feel convincing and larger than we see and for this to be tantalising I want to know what's on the far side of the world and how the barbarian tribes of the Barrens work and whether the deserts south of Kel Harantish really are empty With an anti tech population in the Southland where the main action takes place this has a strong flavour of fantasy about it there's no magic but a mythic past and a violent Byzantine present with no technology never uite feels like pure SF either I didn't feel this was a problem although I would have liked insight into Earth the clues seeded in the text hint at entirely predictable problems population explosion; climate change; resource exhaustion being replaced by an interesting new one not being able to cope with the rate of territorial expansion and change fuelled by FTL travel There's a whole other set of novels embedded in that context that were never written that I find I'd also love to readHighly recommendedFull review

  4. Clare O& Clare O& says:

    Golden Witchbreed is astonishingly good You should first read Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness the archetypal SF novel of an ambassador to an alien world where the people seem like us but are notThe ambassador from Earth here is female and her blonde hair is enough to make the superstitious dark haired people she meets suspect that she is one of the previous ruling class the golden witchbreed as they are now known These aliens are derived from reptiles and still reproduce by laying an egg which the male incubates in a pouch though the delicate nature of her mission means that the ambassador is afraid to ask right out about reproduction or other personal matters Instead she travels from place to place around the world of Orthe observing experiencing the climate and culture until like LeGuin's ambassador she finds herself receiving unfriendly attentionsThe planet is very well described and we really feel what the characters do and fear for their lives Read itThe second book Ancient Light is also good but ends unhappily I warn you The two are bundled in a book called OrtheI have never taken to any of Gentle's other works so if you didn't get on with another book of hers you should try this one

  5. Julianne Hunter Julianne Hunter says:

    This is one of my very favorite books of all Mary Gentle creates a thoroughgoing alien culture that is entirely compelling I read it about once a year You should too

  6. Rob Rob says:

    610 Sci fi and fantasy fans can get kind of obsessive about worldbuilding And when it's done right it's a remarkable feat creating a world so interesting and appealing that people dedicate massive wikis to describing every facet of it There are certainly realistic novels that provoke a similar feeling and succeed at creating an entire world but only for SFF does this often seem to be a main goal Mary Gentle is going for that kind of world here The Orthean society she develops is complex multifaceted and fundamentally alien the way any sci fi world should beBut of course a great world doesn't euate to a great novel and that's essentially the issue here The reader is immediately dumped into an unfamiliar setting with an unfamiliar langauge and even though the central character an ambassador should provide a familiar viewpoint there's still a lot of language to get used to including the dreaded apostrophe soup The plot itself seems like mainly an excuse to shunt this ambassador to every corner of the globe and learn about everything under the sun She's usually very passive always fleeing from some betrayal or scheme to destroy her which isn't a problem in itself but after a while you lose track of the double crosses and things just start getting repetitiveThis reminds me uite a bit of The Left Hand of Darkness with its sociological focus the human ambassador to a strange land plot and the occasional play with gender It's an obvious inspiration for Gentle but she stretches the basic format of LeGuin's novel to its breaking point through a proliferation of factions and locations It's a wonderfully realized world and that's an accomplishment in itself But perhaps it's not a particularly literary one

  7. Kate Kate says:

    Golden witchbreed is classic first contact science fiction where earth is learning about another planet's civilization I agree with the reviewer downpage who said that the book reminded them of Left Hand of Darkness because it had the same sort of depth and roundedness to the world building Golden Witchbreed is the story of the earth envoy to Orthe a post holocaust society on a planet badly damaged by a previous hi tech civilization Lynne Christie the earth envoy is cautiously welcomed by some of the native Ortheans and feared and threatened by others The political element to this book is very well done these people may have a low tech civilization but they are politically sophisticatedAll in all Golden Witchbreed is a wonderful moving clever and well written book One empathises with Christie but also with the Orthean people too I highly recommend this book

  8. Yefim Yefim says:

    35Mary Gentle’s work is always full of promise yet somehow manages to fail to satisfy in the end This book a kind of budget version of the “Left Hand of Darkness” is no exception Lynne de Lisle Christie an Earth idienvoy is sent to the planet Carrick V to establish contact with the primitive humanoid aliens who live there Instead she ends up riding hiking and sailing all over the world while assassins and other unpleasant people are trying to inflict various sorts of nasty things upon her person The various natives who befriend her or alternatively try to kill her or both aren’t badly done but Lynne herself is a blank slate endlessly reactive and seemingly uninterested in anything beyond whatever predicament she finds herself in at the moment She is in short a decent approximation of a human pinball There is one memorable relationship but unfortunately for this book I’ve seen a far superior version of it earlier this year in “The Traitor Baru Cormorant” The world like every other product of Mary Gentle’s mind is meticulously detailed rigorous in worldbuilding and completely uninspired The Ortheans are aliens who don’t undergo sex differentiation until puberty so all their children are genderless ride unicorns and live in communities that are thought to be different and alien but are actually a pretty close approximation of an early modern English parish An Ursula Le Guin she is not but uality worldbuilding that is both original and rigorous is rare enough to make Carrick V part of the elite of the genre Yes there is a glossary and an appendix It’s not a bad book all things considered if your standards are not as high as mine So 35 it is

  9. Simon Mcleish Simon Mcleish says:

    Originally published on my blog here in July 2000Lynne de Lisle Christie is a diplomatic envoy sent out to newly discovered inhabited worlds to decide what level of contact is appropriate between them and the rest of the galaxy Though not of great experience she is sent to the pre industrial planet Carrick V This world is not however what it seems it is in fact post industrial having rejected the technology used to enslave the now dominant Orthean race by those known as the Golden WitchbreedThere is a prophecy that the Witchbreed will return and this with the golden colour of white human skin tanned by the strong sun of Carrick V leads the superstitious Ortheans to believe that the humans landing on the planet are not from space but a plot by the Witchbreed Naturally this makes Christie's job far harder as does the Orthean addiction to deceptive political manoeuvringWhile there is nothing particularly original about Golden Witchbreed being a variation on the first contact theme the strength of Gentle's writing commands attention The feeling that we are experiencing a truly alien culture is particularly strong and this is one of the most difficult things to do in writing science fiction

  10. Kari Chapman Kari Chapman says:

    This book was set in a highly creative and well thought out world This is both a strength and a weakness The world is very detailed and the author clearly spent a lot of time figuring out language customs history and geography However I felt the plot wasn't given enough attention At over 100 pages 20% in there hasn't really been much happening with the story an ambassador from a different planet arrives finds that their presence is controversial and is encouraged to travel in order to show the general population that off worlders aren't the bogeyman from the natives history Oh and people apparently keep trying to kill her for some reason I almost forget that because the narrator brushes the incidents off in favor of focusing on how shocking it was that a woman gave birth in a room full of people and everyone thought it was normal or other things she learns about the natives It took a little while to get into the book The names were difficult for me to keep straight especially when so many things are different enough from Earth creatures and items that the author has to use the native words for them It's a bit much to take in at the beginning though by page 100 I was starting to feel comfortable in the world However without anything interesting happening in the plot the world wasn't enough to hold my attention and I stopped reading

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