Highsong

Highsong Sia is a Risen a genetically engineered sapient and psychic dolphin on board a science ship sent to check the stability of a terraformed planet Ptaal that lost contact with the Ninth Democracy

  • Title: Highsong
  • Author: Laura Jennings
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sia is a Risen, a genetically engineered, sapient, and psychic dolphin on board a science ship sent to check the stability of a terraformed planet, Ptaal, that lost contact with the Ninth Democracy 300 years before Also on board is her human friend, Harp, the result of an illegal experiment that attempted to make a psychic human Both of them look forward to their first mSia is a Risen, a genetically engineered, sapient, and psychic dolphin on board a science ship sent to check the stability of a terraformed planet, Ptaal, that lost contact with the Ninth Democracy 300 years before Also on board is her human friend, Harp, the result of an illegal experiment that attempted to make a psychic human Both of them look forward to their first mission, because none of the alien Viciss show signs of targeting Ptaal Sia and Harp are wrong Because the Viciss aren t coming They ve already arrived.

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    1. You enjoy short soft science fiction reads? This one is for you. With dolphins, Orcas, and a powerful enemy on a new planet.There is danger here, both internal and external. Internal for Harp and Sia, external for them and the rest of the crew and inhabitants of the planet. This is an interesting start to a new idea with psychic and song communication.****FULL REVIEW****Harp and Sia are aboard Trellia heading to Ptaal to research the planet the Democracy has lost touch with over three hundred ye [...]

    2. Review originally posted on my blog: killie-booktalk/Highsong is the debut novella by Laura Jennings which I found to be very well written and it does a good job in showing off the author's talent. The story itself is set in a universe where humanity has genetically engineered dolphins to help fight off an alien force. The reader specifically gets to follow a blind boy and a dolphin who are travelling to a lost colony world where they uncover an alien infestation that requires them working toget [...]

    3. What can I say about a book whose main character is a blind boy in space who talks to dolphins? Well, it left me thinking"I sure can pick them!" What a strange and interesting book. And you know what? I'm glad I did pick it and the author was kind enough to send me a copy for review. Harp was a character that I think a lot of people may be able to connect to, including me. He has a disability and although some people on ship don't think he is handling it very well he knows himself and is trying [...]

    4. Just a solid 3.0 rating; I liked it, the premise was really fascinating, but the story just fell a little short.This was definitely different from a lot of other fiction that catches my attention (how often do you come across psychic dolphins?) and it honestly was pretty well done for a quick novella (I noticed only about three typos, I think) though I wish there was a lot more to the plot because I could have gone on reading about the characters and this situation for a long while. There were q [...]

    5. Highsong is a novella crafted lovingly in the spirit of Ecco the Dolphin. While this world is certainly not the same of the video game, there are cute little references that will delight anyone familiar with the time traveling dolphin. The space ship is called The Trellia, for example.Don't mistake this as a knock off, however. Homage is just that, and Highsong's universe is it's own. The writing is easy to read and intelligent, riddled with well done research. Jennings knows her stuff. I wish i [...]

    6. Note: The author provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.First things first. This is well-written, organized, and a stellar showing of Jennings' talent. No doubt we'll see a lot more from her in the future and I sincerely look forward to her future work. For me, I was expecting more of a harder science fiction than a young adult toned novella. So, in that case, I was disappointed. Though, to be fair to the author, that's my fault and not the fault of her work. My interest i [...]

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