This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Darkchild by Sydney J. Van Scyoc

Darkchild (edition 1983)

by Sydney J. Van Scyoc

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1191150,198 (3.8)3
Authors:Sydney J. Van Scyoc
Info:Berkley (1983), Paperback
Collections:Your library

Work details

Darkchild by Sydney J. Van Scyoc


Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Humanity is scattered and isolated throughout the stars. And on each world, they grow different and strange. This is a story about one of those worlds, and what happens when a boy is dropped out of the sky to be taken in and adopted.
Except he is a "cultural recorder". He will be retrieved and his memories used to prepare the world for exploitation. ( )
  Caragen87 | Jan 1, 2009 |
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sydney J. Van Scyocprimary authorall editionscalculated
Heffernan, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
For my parents, John W. and Geneva
First words
1/ The Boy The day was overcast, the sky a lowering grey. In the forest it was a morning of fevered breezes and distant thunder.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"A beautiful book, combining an almost mythic interpretation of ritual and magic with serious, credible science fiction." - Marion Zimmer Bradley. For these hundred centuries, women of wisdom and strength have mastered the sunstones to bring warmth and wealth to their people. But while the Brakrathi tended their stonehalls and valleys, others have traversed the spaces between the stars with less gentle motives. Like the arrogant Arnimi who study and measure everything but understand nothing of the human soul. Or the Benderzic, who ruthlessly harvest infomation from their army of child informants and auction it to the highest bidder. Until the coming of Darkchild. Until the end of the beginning of things.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.8)
2.5 1
3 6
3.5 1
4 2
5 5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,109,756 books! | Top bar: Always visible