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- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: Sun Daughter Press; 1 edition (February 21, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004OR1TYG
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It stands out among modern novels in general because of its skillful and beautiful use of language, without being in any way difficult to read (English is not my first language, and I could cope well though I did learn a few new words ;-)!). The Authoress also has a truely wonderful sense of humor that often had me crying tears from laughter while never making jokes just for the sake of it and thereby ruining the seriousness of the story.
As a science fiction novel, I can say with absolute certainty, that it is the best I have ever read. To a large extend, this is because there is a philosophy underlying the story that has an explanation for the existence not only of alien spieces, but also for the differences and - in a way, even more interesting - the common characterstics there might be between them. This makes The Silver Vixen a book completely different from any other science fiction story I know, gives the story so much depth and makes it just so much more intersting to read. That this philosophy is not explained, even though it will be alien to most readers, but only shows itself in the thoughts, actions and conversations of the main characters (all of which are from our earthly perspective aliens), while attitudes and phenomenon well known to earthly readers are explained, adds to the general feeling of the book being truely written from an alien cultural perspective. This was most marked for me when Captain fiaMartia of the all-feminine race of Sai Herthe met an actual human woman from a feminine-masculine race for the first time and we as readers get to witness her emotional reaction and thoughts. Quite unlike as it is in many science fiction stories, the aliens in the story of the Silver Vixen don't look so very alien - but they truely are in ways much deeper-going than mere superficial appearance!
The races of aliens in The Silver Vixen seem to be different mainly in how they are divided into sexes, that is, whether they are an all-feminine or a feminine-masculine race. Without treating this topic seperately from the story at all, because it is so intelligently written, this does make The Silver Vixen an interesting exposition on the meaning of sexes and an especially thought-provoking read for anyone interested in topics like matriarchy or feminism - especially because here, as everywhere in this book, we are confronted with a very unusual approach.
If I did have to pick out that one feature that makes it most valuable in my eyes, in would have to be the conversations.
Even though this book is simply a wonderful novel and enthralling science fiction story, what will probably stay with me longest, is the sheer wisdom shining through the dialogues. The topics treated in this way are so wide spread: from the meaning of femininity to chess, to drugs, to the meaning of time and place and the development of history, to the question of why juvenile humanoids living in peaceful societies have a tendency to seek out challenge if it does not seek them out, to so much more that I simply can not list here! And always, I'd be very surprised if you'd say you've heard something along those lines concerning these topics anywhere else! In this regard I would almost go so far as to say that this science fiction novel is also, though it seems absolutely unintentional, in some ways a philosophical or spiritual exposition.
If you like thought-provoking, well-written, suspenseful books, don't pass this one up - I am absolutely positive, you will not be disappointed!
I am greatly impressed by the technology as well. The author has created a believable technologically advanced society, and she does not shy away from explaining the way the spacecraft and other devices work. She demonstrates a better understanding of how space travel might work than some other authors possess, noting for example that explosions in space would not be heard. How refreshing!
I only wish that this type of fiction had existed when I was a teenager. I can imagine how excited a girl of that age might be, discovering a world free of the male influence, full of adventure, intrigue, and fascinating cultural details. I cannot recommend this highly enough for girls in their teens, or for that matter, for girls of any age.
Needless to say, I enjoyed this book. The characters were all very engaging and and endearing. Captain Antala is as she should be, fearless and witty; Commander Carshalton, enterprising and loyal; and Melenhe, both cunning and regal. The main pull of this story ,I think, is it's philosophical underpinnings. The nature of corruption and it's many byways into a society. Masks and roles and how often the "little self" is covered that we may do great thing. As far as complaints go I could only wish it was longer. Coming in at 206 page, it left me wanting for more.As this is a first in a series though, we are promised much more to come.
(shaking my head...)
This book just wasn't my thing. It wasn't poorly written or edited, I just didn't like the characters. Allowing for the fact that this is fiction, we still expect our characters to seem real - we need them to be so that we can identify with them. Within the first few pages I realized that I was dealing with entitled, spoiled brats. Kids, at that - I'm an adult, I don't want to read about kids (if this was supposed to be YA fiction, I do apologize), especially angsty teen romances. Also, there seemed to be a clear dichotomy of the sexes, even though there was only one gender (male/female gender roles enforced among an all female society).
I did not finish this book. I don't think I got more than a third of the way through it. I don't mean to be scathing or hypercritical to the point of cruel, this book just wasn't for me.
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