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By David Brin | Comments: ( 691 ) | Date: ( May 24, 2020 )

Hugo and Nebula award winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope pushing the genre to new heights.Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life As a half caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half sHugo and Nebula award winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope pushing the genre to new heights.Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life As a half caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half sisters and seek her fortune in the world With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans.On her far reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin And along the way, she will meet a traveler who has come an unimaginable distance and who threatens the delicate balance of the Stratoins carefully maintained, perfect society.Both exciting and insightful, Glory Season is a major novel, a transcendent saga of the human spirit.

  • Title: Die Clans von Stratos
  • Author: David Brin
  • ISBN: 9783453133273
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

David Brin

David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world known author His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards At least a dozen have been translated into than twenty languages Existence, his latest novel, offers an unusual scenario for first contact His ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyberwarfare and near future trends such as the World Wide Web A movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on his post apocalyptic novel, The Postman Startide Rising won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel The Uplift War also won the Hugo Award His non fiction book The Transparent Society Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy deals with secrecy in the modern world It won the Freedom of Speech Prize from the American Library Association Brin serves on advisory committees dealing with subjects as diverse as national defense and homeland security, astronomy and space exploration, SETI, nanotechnology, and philanthropy David appears frequently on TV, including The Universe and on the History Channel s Life After People Full and updated at davidbrin biographym

Comments Die Clans von Stratos

  • Zach

    Zach stood at his desk to write his review of David Brin's interminably boring science fiction novel, Glory Season.I'd better start off by mentioning how tedious it was to listen to the main character's thoughts in every other paragraph, Zach thought to himself. That way, the people reading this review will understand my frustration with having the author spell out every tiny nuance of the main character's motivation in tiresome detail, as if internal monologue were the only way to accomplish th [...]

  • Ben Babcock

    Perhaps the best science fiction book I've ever read that so elegantly reverses our contemporary notions of gender. Not so great as a novel, unfortunately.In Glory Season, David Brin depicts a world with an intensely matriarchal society. The majority of the population of Stratos consists of female clones, "sparked" in winter by male sperm, but genetic copies of their mothers. Men and "variant" girls are born in summer. Designed this way the founders of Stratos, this society is supposedly pastora [...]

  • Tim

    Interesting. This is a weird brand of fiction that explores an idea far better than it tells a story. Unfortunately, that doesn't become clear until about 2/3 of the way in.Glory Season makes for a good anthropological/sociological what-if book, and uses a coming-of-age story as the narrative adhesive.This book is heavily flawed in terms of what it is trying to do as a book, but if you can bring yourself to appreciate the underlying ambition, it ends up a pretty decent read.

  • Joe Martin

    The best science fiction is, at its heart, speculative fiction. These books start with a single big idea—a single question—and develop it. The great books take that idea and develop it superbly. Glory Season is a great book. It starts with a single idea: what if humans could clone themselves when times are good and revert to sexual reproduction when times are bad and genetic diversity is at a premium?David Brin explains how his idea developed, from that single root.The idea of cloning has be [...]

  • Dark-Draco

    This is just the sort of SF I like - intelligent without being too difficult to follow, great plots without being cheesy and some excellent characters.The story follows Maia, a 'variant' born by fatherhood, rather than the cloning that is the norm on planet Stratos. When forced to leave her childhood home, with her twin, Leie, they plan on becoming rich, finding their niche and creating a clone family of their own. But when tradegy strikes, Maia finds herself drawn into a political and radical c [...]

  • Susan

    When I read this book in Australia I remember it being really good. So I've bought it and intend to re-read it.And Fred Gambino is SO NICE!!! he sent me hi res scans of both covers he did. Isn't that Super Sweet?

  • Jen

    Great world building, and the author is deft and unveiling information in a way that is both page-turning and believeable. The story didn't quite live up to the excitement I felt reading the first half, and I felt that the ending was a little flat. All in all, a good vacation read.

  • Jill

    Should have been great. As it was, I couldn't finish it. Nothing happened for 342 pages.

  • Jennifer Sigman

    The ending is quite disjointed. It's like he was starting a new thought, then just stopped, practically mid-sentence.

  • Juan Raffo

    Se lee con facilidad, entretiene, historia de aventuras en un cultura exótica constituida por clanes de mujeres capaces de auto clonarse y donde los hombres son una minoría que aporta variedad genética.Una adolescente no clon, una 'var', parte de su clan para hacer fortuna (en realidad es expulsada, que es lo que normalmente ocurre con las var) y se ve envuelta en una conspiración que involucra la llegada de un representante del resto de la humanidad despues de miles de años de aislamiento, [...]

  • Andy Love

    I enjoyed this book very much. Brin created a world (Stratos) that is very different from our own - a world where most of the population is women, and the dominant mode of reproduction is self-cloning, but makes that world come alive by showing how human choices determine how cultures develop from these biological facts. The book starts with the mainstream culture in which large clone families root themselves in occupational niches, while variant girls (non-clones) are sent out as 15-year-olds t [...]

  • Nadia Afifi

    Science fiction stories about cloning all too often take a negative bent - the clones struggle with their identities or mad scientists learn the pitfalls of "playing God." What we have in "Glory Season" is a fully realized world, once in which women can both reproduce naturally during one season and clone themselves in another. It also imagines a matriarchal society in a way that is thoughtful, without idealism or tropes. I'll admit, it took a while for the story to pick up for me. The beginning [...]

  • Laura

    Mostly about sex.I would like to see more done with a universe where a world has broken off to create a system in which most reproduction is parthenogenetic. There was real potential here for commentary on the roles of men, women, etc. If only Margaret Atwood would cheer up a bit and tackle something like this - it would be amazing. But instead it was mind-numbingly boring. For over 700 pages. And it was mostly about sex. I don't even know how you do that.(view spoiler)[I can't believe that Leie [...]

  • Saira Shahid

    This book had a great concept but it dragged on and I lost interest after the first quarter and skimmed through the rest

  • kazerniel

    3.5 starsI have to say I enjoyed reading this novel the 2nd time more than the 1st. The first reading experience was too marred by the disappointment over the ending (or lack of it), and also by all power being ripped away from the protagonist again and again over the book. The 2nd time I knew what to expect, so I could enjoy the nuance and world-building more.~Speaking of world-building, it's clearly the driving force behind the whole book. The author really takes the concept of parthenogenesis [...]

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  • Gemma

    An interesting, thought provoking and well established anthropological read, Glory Season presents the coming-of-age tale of the var, Maia. Vars, or variants, are summer children born of a mother and father, and are essentially second class citizens. The winter clones are daughters whose 'fathers' are only used to 'spark' gestation (males being required only to spark the development of the placenta), resulting in clone daughters identical to their mothers. The winter clones belong to family clan [...]

  • S. W.

    As a big fan of the Uplift series, I had a lot of expectations for Glory Season. After having checked it out from my local library a few times, and never having gotten to even the second chapter, I was glad when on my final check out I got through the whole thing in a weekend! I prefer series, so I'm hoping this book becomes the first publication of many. The ending was certainly open ended enough for a follow up sequel or several. The idea of a modified parthenogenesis is not a novel one, but i [...]

  • Black Beard

    I read a whopping 42 pages of Glory Season before I decided I'd had enough. I found the prose terrible and the worldbuilding convoluted yet corny, the characterization of the twins somewhat cliche, and the matriarchal world poorly constructed. Women's fear of violence from men wouldn't be any stronger than fear of violence from other women in a matriarchal world, and there definitely wouldn't be butt-pinching and leers. Violence against women and sexual harassment stem from a patriarchal society [...]

  • anday androo

    Just recalled this book from the dark depths as I finished another sci-fi, Calculating God.This book set the tone for me of what I now consider good sci-fi. No space battles, no inter-species trysts, just a good speculative romp through the possible future of humanity, gender, cloning, class society, determinism, and the search for meaning.I remember finishing it in the wee hours, on a school-night I'm sure, and beginning to read it again immediately, cover to cover.I can't recall exactly when I [...]

  • Anja

    I have really enjoyedDavid Brin as a writer. I liked this book a lot. Unlike some sci-fi books it was based in reality, or it used to be, this book is set far in the future. It gives reasoning and theories as to why this book is taking place, why the world exist, why there is trouble, things that most sci-fi books don't explain but make it easier to read. Maia and Leie are twins, meaning they had a father and a mother, they are summer children. They are less important on Stratos than their peers [...]

  • Cheryl

    I enjoyed this book. The main character has spunk and the ability to push through even when the deck was sacked against her she pressed on. I became more and more intrigued as the plot progressed and our little var matured enough to realize that friends may not necessarily be the ones you think they are.Loved the concept of a matriarchal society where the clones are dominant. The vars, or natural offspring, provide variation but are sent out into the world to make it on their own after they reac [...]

  • Adam

    Excellent idea for a novel and exciting to read a lot of the time. At least three characters you really care about. The theory behind this story is awesome, and even plausible. Like a lot of sci-fi, too much world information is thrown at you before you've been drawn into the story enough to want that much detail. The world-building/world-explaining never ends. It's a rich place, but could have done with fewer groups and less social detail for a one-off story. The main character was a little too [...]

  • Tomislav

    This was nominated for, but did not win the James Tiptree Award, which resulted in some controversy at the time. Brin has publicly stated that he felt that the decision was unfair. Ursula LeGuin's written comments as a part of the review committee, start off with negative generalizations about male writers, so there may be some truth to Brin's position. However, it is also true that while the characters of Glory Season display some altered gender behavior, they also have characteristics that are [...]

  • Ben

    The second time reading this, I expected to enjoy it more than I had the first time. I remembered it as being a very enjoyable read, and was looking forward to taking my time with it this time around. It was definitely a pleasure to explore Brin's vision of a planet of female clones, how such a society would function and the role of men, and the situation of the variant women. Brin paints a very interesting world; one which we can picture as being quite real and well explored. The story is inter [...]

  • Jim

    A favorite author, and I was certainly looking forward to a good, solid SF novel after plowing through severallesseroks.So even clocking in at over 700 pages, this proved to be a relatively easy read, interesting enough plot and characters, and a satisfying story overall.However! All the hints and peeks at long-past history of the planet, of the people who settled it, and all the goings-ons elsewhere in the cosmos, past and present, seemed like much more interesting stories!I wanted to read abou [...]

  • Nicole

    The world is extremely well-developed and you can tell that an enormous amount of thought went into every detail. That said, I wish Brin had held back on the description a bit as I found the endless descriptive pages (Life or the colored light wall come to mind) to be a little tedious. The main character also gets knocked unconscious an awful lot. To the point where I felt like he had her get hit in the head every time a scene change was needed.What I loved was how you couldn't help but place yo [...]

  • Terry

    For some reason this book has stayed with me over the years and I have read it three times. It's just a convoluted story I keep remembering like a tune you can't get out of your head. I like this much more than the uplift novels, which seemed more for kids. I don't know. Maybe this one is for kids too. I probably couldn't tell as I have never properly reached adulthood according to those who know me best.Maybe because it has sailing and pirates and secret islands and secret codes it reminds me o [...]

  • Emily

    This is a great book -- sometimes science fiction can be a little hard to get into, but this was a very readable, interesting book. It was easy to get pulled into this other world, which is set many years in the future. This world, Stratos, is a matriarchal society. Men exist on this world, but are strictly limited in their life & career paths.The author's afterword describes it so well: "ere is no scientific reasons to show males relegated to the sidelines of history, a peripheral social cl [...]

  • Magda

    This is the third time I've read this book, and now it doesn't seem all that great. (I do remember taking it from a boy in some high school class, borrowing it for one period and refusing to return it until I had finished it, but promising to return it within 24 hours with a tough class schedule (including classes and homework, etc.), I still managed, and I think that version had over 1000 pages.)So there are several instances in this book wherein a character, thought to be dead (but no body) r [...]

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