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White Queen (Aleutian Trilogy, Book 1) (original 1991; edition 1998)

by Gwyneth Jones

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Title:White Queen (Aleutian Trilogy, Book 1)
Authors:Gwyneth Jones
Info:Gollancz (1998), Paperback, 320 pages
Collections:Once owned, Read but unowned
Tags:novels, science fiction, aliens, gender issues, female authors, 20th century books, 2013 reading

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White Queen by Gwyneth Jones (1991)



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Set in the near future, two journalists try to break the story of an alien landing. Although the characters were well-developed, the technology was casually used and often gritty, and the aliens quite alien, I just didn't like this book much.
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  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Only the second book I've ever given up on (Appleseed by John Clute was the other) - just couldn't care about the story or the characters. ( )
  Superenigmatix | Jan 16, 2016 |
Tiptree winner 1991 ( )
  SChant | May 8, 2013 |
As intelligent and uncompromising as any of Gwyneth Jones' other works, this boasts the creation of a* truly* alien society, and examines the tragic misunderstandings that ensue when humanity and aliens make first contact while labouring under some fundamentally flawed assumptions. It has her usual searing and frequently discomfort-inducing treatments of politics and sexuality, and some solid characterisation and carefully-considered world-building.
I admire the hell out of her writing, but (small confession) I don't necessarily enjoy reading her books all that much. However, she *always* provides me with food for thought, and that is why I'll continue to read her work. ( )
  salimbol | Feb 25, 2013 |
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It's 2038 and the earth has been devastated by tectonic shifts accompanied by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The U.S. has undergone a socialist revolution, retro-viruses are rampant and most technology relies on a powerful organic "clay" instead of microprocessors. When aliens land near American-exile Johnny Guglio's adopted African home, Braemar Wilson, a cutthroat reporter, befriends him to get a jump on the story. Though no one knows the alien's intent, White Queen, an anti-alien group, begins working to undermine human trust. Even as ambassadors from both worlds talk, Braemar and Johnny must work together find themselves in a unique position to uncover the truth. The book won the 1991 James Tiptree Jr. Award.

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