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ISBN: 1895836964
Author: Elisabeth Vonarburg
Language: English
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fanta; 1 edition (September 16, 2003)
Pages: 291
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 265
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Elisabeth Vonarburg is considered one of Canada's most accomplished Science Fiction writers

Elisabeth 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. Of all Tyranaël's Dreamers, only Eïlai Dreams of the Strangers, as the Earthers are called: of Timmi, the little boy who sees the Sea coming; of Ti-Jean Carigan, the adventurer who changed his name to put a teenage murder behind him; of Shandaar the eminent archaeologist, confined to a madhouse by the colonial authorities lest he disturb the comfortable consensus about. the nature of the Sea.

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Dreams of the Sea. (1996) A novel by Élisabeth Vonarburg. As the twin planets of Altair eclipse each other, a dangerous and mysterious blue Sea rises, eliminating most of the explorers from Earth. Genre: Science Fiction. Used availability for Elisabeth.

Book in the Tyranael Series). by Élisabeth Vonarburg. As the twin planets of Altair 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

Book in the Tyranael Series). As the twin planets of Altair 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.

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lisabeth Vonarburg (born 5 August 1947) is a science fiction writer. She is the author of Cycle de Tyranaël. Dreams of the Real: Dreams of the Sea by Elisabeth Vonarburg", by John Garrison, Strange Horizons, 28 June 2004. She was born in Paris (France) and has lived in Chicoutimi (now Saguenay), Quebec, Canada since 1973. From 1979 to 1990 she was the literary director of the French-Canadian science fiction magazine Solaris. Her first novel, Le Silence de la Cité (The Silence in the City), appeared in 1981. La Maison d'Équité, 2007. lisabeth Vonarburg at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. BNF: cb11928675r (data).

While Élisabeth Vonarburg's Dreams of the Sea is firmly a "science fiction" novel, it is truly a unique work that strikes new ground within the genre and also reaches heights that few other contemporary novels strive for, let alone achieve. First off, a bit of background for those not familiar with Vonarburg's work.

by Elisabeth Vonarburg. Series: Tyranaël Saga (1). Members. As the twin planets of Altair 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

by Elisabeth Vonarburg. 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?

lisabeth Vonarburg (born 1947) is a French-born science fiction author who lives in Canada. Risingshadow is one of the largest science fiction and fantasy book databases.

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As the twin planets of Altair 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 Tyranael, a five book series from one of Canada's most beloved Science Fiction authors.

Comments:

Dancing Lion
This is a world that slowly unfolds to you. One gets into this world through glimpses coming through a fragmented mirror. The style is comforting. It has a peaceful feel, but there is foreboding at the edges.
Mitynarit
This is a book of dreams, in both a literary and a literal sense. Its creation began back in 1966 when a teenaged Frenchwoman who was just beginning to write science fiction recorded a Big Meaningful Dream. She wrote only two lines in her diary: "A huge planet, entirely covered twice a year by a universal tide, during a universal eclipse, but nobody dies."
Thirty years later, the young Frenchwoman had long since transplanted herself to Québec and become one of Canada's most revered science fiction writers, with over thirty awards in France, Canada and the US, including the 1993 Philip K. Dick Special Award. And the Big Meaningful Dream had become the Tyranaël Saga, a five-volume epic published in French whose first installment is now appearing in English.
It is a multi-generational tale about the human colonization of one of the twin planets orbiting Altair. The first colonists, fleeing an Earth devastated by man-made disasters, establish their bases and begin to explore the empty and abandoned -- yet completely intact -- cities of the world's vanished inhabitants.
Then comes the eclipse. During the violet tinged darkness a vast, glowing Sea rises up along the world's coastlines, submerging the land under a blue tide that dissolves living tissue and cancels all electromagnetic energies. The bases are drowned, the shuttles crash, the survivors regroup and struggle on, awaiting the next shipment of frozen pioneers from Earth.
Thus summarized, Dreams of the Sea might sound like your typical planetary colonization yarn, out of Shakespeare's The Tempest by way of Forbidden Planet. But as the Bard said, there's a rub, and it's an intriguing one: the story is told in fragments that capture episodes in the lives of the colonists as the generations pile up and they adjust to the regular inundations. The fragments themselves are not chosen for recounting by an anonymous narrator; instead they are the Dreams of Eïlai Liannon Klaïdaru, one of Tyranaël's vanished inhabitants, a cat-eyed species, some of whom are chosen for training in recondite psychic arts.
Of all Tyranaël's Dreamers, only Eïlai Dreams of the Strangers, as the Earthers are called: of Timmi, the little boy who sees the Sea coming; of Ti-Jean Carigan, the adventurer who changed his name to put a teenage murder behind him; of Shandaar the eminent archaeologist, confined to a madhouse by the colonial authorities lest he disturb the comfortable consensus about the nature of the Sea.
The Sea is the elephant in the living room, the great unavoidable fact of life on Tyranaël that the colonists nonetheless elect not to notice. For it is not actually a sea; that is merely the word they have affixed to it, although it's true that you can sail a boat on it, sometimes. Yet after generations on the world, with the Sea regularly coming and going, no one knows what it is, nor where it comes from, nor where it goes. Is it a kind of energy that no instrument can register? Is it an entity, sentient or not? Is it even *there* at all, or merely an illusory effect on human senses?
There may come answers to these and other questions as the five-volume saga rolls on; indeed, I would be surprised if there weren't. But perhaps only mildly surprised. For this is not a linear narrative, progressing stolidly from beginning to middle to end. It is a series of trips into the Dreamtime. As Eïlai calls up Dreams of the Strangers and of her own folks, events and characters emerge as if in a literal dream, rising up out of the unconscious to act their parts and speak their lines, then fading as another series of players arrive to strut and fret.
The over-all effect is dreamlike. It lends to the story an aura of *mystery* in the old sense of the word, of deeper realities that can only be guessed at in the shapes of what we see and hear and touch. The writing, too, helps create and sustain the dreaming mood; it is both lush and distant, rich and cool at the same time. I often felt I was hearing echoes of Ursula K. LeGuin's felicitous touch with a descriptive phrase.
One minor irritant: in places the translation fails. For example, the French word "comme" translates into English as either "like" or "as" and the two are not interchangeable in usage. But in this translation, it's always "like." I wouldn't ordinarily make this quibble, but the author herself is listed on the cover as one of the translators.
Still, such small glitches aside, 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.

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