Ganwold's Child

Diann Thornley, Author Tor Books $22.95 (349p) ISBN 978-0-312-85843-8
In her first novel, which begins a series set among the Unified Worlds, Thornley melds diplomatic intrigue, anthropological speculation and military derring-do into an effective yarn. Pursued by political enemies and alien slavers, a mother and her son, Tristan, escape to the planet Ganwold, where the boy is raised among the humanoid natives. Later, when Tristan, now a young man, seeks help for his ailing mother, his quest leads him into the complexities of interplanetary politics and to the realization of his paternal heritage as a soldier and pilot. Thornley's elaborate plot is bolstered by vivid descriptions of unusually compelling characters--though a few succumb to generic stereotypes. And while the military episodes often prove exciting, it is with the quieter, more textured presentation of Ganwold culture that Thornley excels. She presents a richly imagined world that is truly alien while at the same time still understandable. ((May)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1995
Release date: 05/01/1995
Show other formats
FORMATS
Mass Market Paperbound - 352 pages - 978-0-8125-5095-5
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.