- Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: DAW (Sept. 4 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0756412439
- ISBN-13: 978-0756412432
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 200 g
- Customer Reviews: 20 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #509,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
To Guard Against the Dark Mass Market Paperback – Sept. 4 2018
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“I almost never cry at books and this one made me sob. Twice! Powerful, surprising, and packing a serious emotional punch, The Gate to Futures Past is a true game-changer." —Karina Sumner-Smith, author of Radiant
“Czerneda excels at creating sympathetic characters and building intricate and fascinating worlds.” —Publishers Weekly
“Her multi-species style space opera universe...is a hallmark of the form, a fully realized saga of aliens and races and cultures that stands alongside works like C.J. Cherryh’s Chanur-verse.” —SF Signal
“Complex worldbuilding, unique aliens (‘Assemblers!?’), a race to save a sentient species: Czerneda’s This Gulf of Time and Stars will draw readers in and ‘port us among planetary systems, each more dangerous than the next.” —Vonda McIntyre, author of The Moon and The Sun
“Julie Czerneda’s narrative style is as masterful, intricate, and beautifully constructed as the complex universe of This Gulf Of Time and Stars.” —Stephen Leigh, author of The Crow of Connemara
“Czerneda is a first-class builder of worlds that challenge the imagination and characters who seize your heart. This Gulf of Time and Stars is a compelling page-turner, and I was sorry to reach the end.” —Jenna Rhodes, author of King of Assassins
“Czerneda’s latest SF brims with sense of wonder, her amazing worldbuilding, and serves plots that span worlds. Don’t miss out!” —Tobias S. Buckell, author of Hurricane Fever
“Warning! Gulf is non-stop, pitch-perfect, and possibly addictive,” —Doranna Durgin, author of Sentinels: Leopard Enchanted
“Czerneda is a scientist first, asking this amazing question: What if an inherited characteristic of immense value to individuals and society was linked to a risk to the species as a whole? Sira di Sarc is Czerneda’s way of exploring this question—across worlds, species, and yes, time and stars.” —Ursula Pflug, author of The Alphabet Stones
“Heartwarming, fast-paced and just downright fun, new and existing fans of The Clan Chronicles won’t be able to put this book down.” —Marie Bilodeau, Aurora-nominated author of the Destiny series
About the Author
For twenty years, Canadian author/ former biologist Julie E. Czerneda has shared her curiosity about living things through her science fiction, published by DAW Books, NY. With seventeen (and counting) novels and numerous short stories in print, she’s also written acclaimed fantasy. Her Night’s Edge series (DAW) began with A Turn of Light, winner of the 2014 Aurora Award for Best English Novel. A Play of Shadow followed, winning the 2015 Aurora. Julie’s edited/co-edited sixteen anthologies of SF/F, including the Aurora-winning Space Inc. and Under Cover of Darkness. Her most recent anthology is the 2017 Nebula Award Showcase, to be published May 2017. 2017 will also see the completion of Julie’s Clan Chronicles, with the conclusion, To Guard Against the Dark, in stores October 2017. Please visit www.czerneda.com.
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Thank you for giving us the final episode in the Reunification Series. You had an ambitious tale to tell and lots to tie up.
Excellent story. Sad to see the tale come to a conclusion.
Please surprise us with another of your courageous stories.
Top international reviews
Found it oddly choppy and I was not happy with the ending. Because if you think about it it’s still not REALLY a happy ending for both.
Some plot points are never really explained, they are just thrown in there. She is my most favorite author and this was probably my least favorite book of hers. Like a lot of random ideas thrown together and you have to keep suspending belief to see how they might fit. I felt like someone mixed up two similar puzzles from the same manufacturer and it had the right number of pieces but it just didn’t fit perfectly.