- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Orbit; New edition edition (6 Aug. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 185723202X
- ISBN-13: 978-1857232028
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 3.2 x 10.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,566,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Glory Season Paperback – 6 Aug 1998
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Provocative and intriguing (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY)
David Brin's intelligent and exuberant novels have quickly made him a firm favourite of science fiction fans (THE GUARDIAN)
Remarkably successful (INTERZONE)
A sweeping science fiction epic from the author of the accliamed Uplift series.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Until a proper digital edition of the book has been produced, I advise buying the paper book instead: for that I would award five stars. They are more than deserved by the intriguing tale, beautifully detailed setting and, most of all, the exceptionally well executed scenario of a world ruled, exclusively, by women. “Glory Season” may well be the best such tale since Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “Herland”. This despite the fact that the prose is occasionally less than elegant.
The Kindle version appears to be a poor scan version, lots of errors like "bit his bottom Up" (should be lip) and people's names replaced with similar words. Not a big problem, but a shoddy job from the publisher.
As has been flagged elsewhere, the plot is a little repetitive, especially in the matter of Maia being kidnapped and then escaping, to the point when I began to think, Oh no, not again... I couldn't quite believe the ending - I thought that there must be another chapter somewhere. Perhaps I should re-read the last one but there seemed to be serious discrepancies between what was said to Maia and what actually happened. Though actually I can't be bothered as I have other things to read.
Brin is a seriously good author, especially in the matter of being able to imagine alien societies and make them reasonably convincing, but this book needs editing.
Still, the strange new world we progress through is always interesting, and Maia is an engaging character. I certainly don't regret the time I took to read the book, and will be checking out more of Brin's work soon.
Glory Season though, is a departure from Brin's usually heavy tech books, and is closer to the Postman than it is the Uplift wars.
The development of characters gets special attention, but by the end, they aren't that memorable. The world where these events takes place is not horribly convincing either. The plot has some interesting developments; but moves too slowly, and never really gets exciting.
Certainly not on the scale of Infinity's Shore or Heavens Reach.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just re-read this after a pause of 10 years, and with hindsight I can see the start of the cracks which spawned the AWFUL 'Brightness Reef' thru 'Heaveh's Reach' trilogy. Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2011 by GSV3MiaC
This book is the closest to Fantasy that David Brin has come.
It is a big "what if..." (see the book description) with good characters and a nice adventure but it is a bit... Read more
I think I've read every book David Brin has written, and ALL of them are better than this one. He seems to have totally forgotten how to tell a story. Read morePublished on 19 May 1999
This is one of the best book I have read so far. Trust me, I have read books. Although this is only the first book I have read by David Brin, I really admire his work. Read morePublished on 13 Dec. 1998