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Juna is the sole survivor of a team of surveyors marooned in the dense, uninhabitable Tendu rainforest. Her only hope for survival is assimilation into the amphibian Tendu species. Now she must take on their life--and their fears--in a frightening world of alien possibilities. Amy Thomson's first novel, Virtual Girl, won the John W. Campbell award.
A portion of the proceeds of this book will be contributed to rainforest conservation. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Terrific for a first novel! There are a few implausibilities (like the omnipotence and omniscience of the allu-a), but more brilliant inductions (like humans being allergic to all... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jess H. Brewer
Amy Thomson does a wonderful job of letting the reader discover the culture of the Tendu right alongside with the marooned Juna Saari. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2001 by Julia Rampke
Wonderful book. A well thought out world complete with a fascinating ecosystem. Not for "action" fans. Read morePublished on June 17 2001 by Robin Green
I have to admit, I haven't ripped through a paperback like this in years--this novel is fascinating, puzzling, entrancing, expressive, impactful and all together alien--which is... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2001
Amy Thomson has created an amazingly complete and complex alien culture in "The Color of Distance. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2001 by mirope
I liked this book. It kept me reading and maintained my interest even though it was not what I would call intense or compelling. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2001 by AntiochAndy
Normally, alien contact stories deal with aliens that are much more advanced, or much less advanced. In a certain sense of consideration, the Tendu are both. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2000 by Chris Bickford