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Dreams of the Sea
Book 1 in the epic of Tyranaël
As the twin planets of Altaïr eclipse each other, a mysterious blue Sea rises up from the darkness, killing most of the Earth colonists who have settled the strange new world. In the devastating aftermath, the survivors must make a new life amid the abandoned, yet curiously intact cities of a long-vanished alien population. But their greatest challenge is yet to appear, for in a world of ancient memory and forgotten history, the answer to salvation may lie in the strange dreams of the colonists themselves. But are their dreams the key to survival, or a final warning of the dangers to come?
So begins Book 1 in the epic of Tyranaël, a five book series from one of Canada’s most beloved Science Fiction authors.
About Élisabeth Vonarburg
Élisabeth Vonarburg is considered one of Canada's most accomplished Science Fiction writers.
Born in France in 1947, she immigrated to Canada in 1973 and taught French Literature and Writing at various universities in Quebec. More recently, she has been actively involved in the speculative fiction community as a translator, convention organizer, literary editor, and writer.
Her novels include The Silent City, Reluctant Voyagers and In the Mothers’ Land (published as The Maërlande Chronicles), the latter winning the Philip K. Dick Special Award in 1993. She has also received over thirty literary awards in France, Canada, and the US, including the 1998 Prix du Conseil québécois de la Femme en littérature, a one-time literary award given by the Quebecois Council for Women’s Affairs on its twentieth anniversary. Her five book series Tyranaël, received three major awards in Quebec: Dreams of the Sea and A Game of Perfection are English translations of the first two books in the acclaimed series. [MORE]
"Dreams of the Sea is a powerful rendering of story as dream and of dream as story. I will be most interested to see where it goes." - Matthew Hughes
"Easily one of the best books I’ll read this year, written with singular vision, I look forward to the sequels with great anticipation, and strongly urge you to make the effort to seek this work out." - William Thompson, reviewer SFSite
"[A] glorious, lush, novel, very dreamlike indeed." - Nalo Hopkinson, author
"I often felt I was hearing echoes of Ursula K. LeGuin's felicitous touch with a descriptive phrase." - Matt Hughes, author
"Vonarburg always takes on great themes, planetwide, culturewide, cosmoswide. Deserted cities and vanished civilizations are some of her recurring tropes and, in a sense, a finished novel is a city deserted by the living author, an artifact awaiting rediscovery and re-habitation by a new Dreamer." - Kathleen Ann Goonan, author and reviewer
"Ms. Vonarburg deserves the highest marks for pulling off this ambitious attempt at telling a duel time-line, highly detailed, sensitive, SF character study of two societies: one set in distant past, a gentle verisimilitude of mankind but with a vivid, detailed, alien culture; the other, a more familiar rendering of man, struggling to understand and tame a foreign world." - Ralph Briggs, reviewer
"Elisabeth is a fantastic author and person. I have read quite a few of her books and have had the opportunity to meet her at Nebula and past editions of ConCept ..." - Tamu Townsend
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