Looking Through Lace (Looking Through Lace, #1)

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  • Looking Through Lace (Looking Through Lace, #1)
  • Ruth Nestvold
  • English
  • 24 March 2017

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Looking Through Lace (Looking Through Lace, #1) Thought provoking Great, classic sci fi novellaI want Very enjoyable read Reader reviews.As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas would be to analyze the secret women s language but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work What is behind it Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place What Toni learns turns everything she thought they knew on its head Originally published in Asimov s in 2003, Looking Through Lace was a finalist for the Tiptree and Sturgeon awards The Italian translation won the Premio Italia for best work of speculative fiction in translation in 2007.Reviews Looking Through Lace by Ruth Nestvold is terrific science fiction I want to read of this writer s stories Andi Shechter in January Magazine Looking Through Lace by Ruth Nestvold is an intelligent, complex story illustrating the difficulties of learning and understanding the nuances and intricacies of an alien language and culture, particularly one so similar to our own that we persist in viewing it wrongly on our terms The reason why there are so many differences between the languages of both men and women are logical and well thought out, and the final revelation about the true nature of the relationship between the women and the men comes as a nice twist Phil Friel in Tangent Online Two strong stories stand out from the rest of the fiction Ruth Nestvold s Looking Through Lace rests on a relatively simple reversal or secret, but the rest of it is solidly written and convincing The main character is a young female xenolinguist named Toni she is called to a planet named Christmas to study the Mejan culture Nestvold presents a neat puzzle, and she takes the time to present it just so James Schellenberg in Challenging DestinyAbout the author Ruth Nestvold s short stories have appeared in numerous markets, including Asimov s, FSF, Baen s Universe, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, and Gardner Dozois s Year s Best Science Fiction Her fiction has been nominated for the Nebula, Tiptree, and Sturgeon Awards In 2007, the Italian translation of her novella Looking Through Lace won the Premio Italia award for best international work Her novel Flamme und Harfe appeared in translation with the German imprint of Random House, Penhaligon, in 2009 and has since been translated into Dutch and Italian She maintains a web site at www.ruthnestvold.com. Download Looking Through Lace (Looking Through Lace, #1) author Ruth Nestvold – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Looking Through Lace (Looking Through Lace, #1)

  1. heidi says:

    I like how much easier it has gotten for me to read novellas Yay for ebooks, because I never read Asimov s.I thought this highly polished story was a perfect example of how to work through one s own expectations At first, our viewpoint character arrives on the planet Christmas, expecting pretty much what people to...

  2. Laurel Bradshaw says:

    I needed a title beginning with L for a book group challenge and had this on my Kindle I had also tagged it Christmas which is tomorrow so I thought why not It really has nothing to do with Christmas, except that it takes place on a planet called Christmas, named for the predominant red and green vegetation It was a fun little diversion a short story really so I finished it in two sessions It s really quite a polished little piece The author manages to create a believable world, com I needed a title beginning with L for a book group challenge and had this on my Kindle I had also tagged it Christmas which is tomorrow so I thought why not It really has nothing to do with Christmas, except that it takes place on a planet called Christmas, named for the predominant red and green vegetation It was a fun little diversion a short story really so I finished it in two sessions It s really quite a polished little piece The author manages to create a believable world, complete with folk tales I love languages, so I enjoyed the puzzle of why there is a secret women s language on this world, and the process of learning about a culture through its language Not everything is solved at the end what DID happen to the first cont...

  3. Ann says:

    My only problem with it is that there wasn tof it WHAT HAPPENS NEXT also felt a bit Sheri S Tepper ish, which is in no way a bad thing

  4. Debra Dunbar says:

    Toni Donato is a xenolinguist, normally working behind the scenes, cataloging inflection, grammar, and structure of alien languages in massive databases, but she s finally gotten her big break to do field research On the planet, Christmas, the women appear to have a distinct, secret language from the men, and as the only female xenolinguist available, Toni is chosen for the research job She s excited to be a part of the first contact team, but that enthusiasm takes a hit when the chief linguis Toni Donato is a xenolinguist, normally working behind the scenes, cataloging inflection, grammar, and structure of alien languages in massive databases, but she s finally gotten her big break to do field research On the planet, Christmas, the women appear to have a distinct, secret language from the men, and as the only female xenolinguist available, Toni is chosen for the research job She s excited to be a part of the first contact team, but that enthusiasm takes a hit when the chief linguist on the project blocks her every move, and sabotages her research efforts Culture and language misunderstandings abound, and Toni finds she needs to overcome her basic assumptions about the inhabitants in order to understand them and gain their trust.This book is a sci fi novella about 55 pages that would especially appeal to those with a love of the academic World building is excellent, and the author does a great job of showing how Toni teases out the differences in a l...

  5. Arlena says:

    Author Ruth NestvoldPublished By R.N.Age Recommend 16Reviewed By Arlena DeanRaven Rating 5Blog Review For GMTAReview Looking Through Lace by Ruth Nestvold was a wonderful fascinating short Sci Fi read This author did a wonderfuljob with the main character, Toni Donato who was female xenolinguist. her assignment was with the first contact teamon the alien planet Christmas to analyze the secret women s language studying the Mejan culture The women spoke a different language that t Author Ruth NestvoldPublished By R.N.Age Recommend 16Reviewed By Arlena DeanRaven Rating 5Blog Review For GMTAReview Looking Through Lace by Ruth Nestvol...

  6. Anna says:

    This is one of those books that makes me regret the fact that I give out five stars to every book that entertains me for a day Because Looking Through Lace transcends that rating system and begs at least six or seven starswhich I m unfortunately unable to give it.At 79 pages, this book is tight and solid, lacking fluff and leaving you wantingbut still feeling like a full, thought provoking story The heroine is a xenolinguist in a first contact situation, so there s lots of linguistic This is one of those books that makes me regret the fact that I give out five stars to every book that entertains me for a day Because Looking Through Lace transcends that rating system and begs at least six or seven starswhich I m unfortunately unable to give it.At 79 pages, this book is tight and solid, lacking fluff and leaving you wantingbut still feeling like a full, thought provoking story The heroine is a xenolinguist in a first contact situation, so there s lots of linguistic geekerywhich is 100% relevant to the story I don t want to tell you anyfor fear I ll spoil the book, but suffice it to say there s a solid mystery, great characters, and a world I want to see muchof.In the end, this book reminded me of A Door Into Ocean, one of those little known books that deserves to be muchwidely read I recommend this title to everyone who either likes the intricacies of thought provoking science fiction or simply enjoys a page...

  7. Lizzy Lessard says:

    So how interesting can it be to read about a woman learning a new language Well, with the expert grammar skills of the author she is an English professor , it s as interesting as humanly possible This novella length science fiction story started out fairly slow Its short length is a positive, as I m not sure I could handle a novel on this topic That said, it was fasinating watch Toni defragment an alien language using skills that linguistics use in a way that a non linguist can understand a So how intere...

  8. Vroom says:

    I m being a little generous with my I liked it because it has a cute little set up and one of my favorite topics Unfortunately, the characters aren t deep and the antagonist is ridiculously cardboard Feels very much like 1970 s SF, which is a good thing.Novella not a real book, so it s done about as soon as you pick it up Still, I liked it and that s mostly because it has a lovely linguistics oriented mystery at its heart which was fun to explore and felt fresh The pity is that it wasn I m being a little generous with my I liked it because it has a cute little set up and one of my favorite topics Unfortunately, ...

  9. Jim says:

    One of the things I ve enjoyed most about the advent of e readers is the return of short fiction This novella is listed at 55 pages and was slightly over 100 page turns on a Kindle While SciFi is not my main reading interest and my preferred form of SciFi is near future, realistic Scifi, this was an interesting story dealing with contact with another human culture and the complexities of the difference in societies and language This is a fairly low cost ...

  10. Bookangel.co.uk says:

    Assigned as secondary linguist to a first contact expedition, Toni is expected to unravel the secrets of the new species women s language Her job proves harder than expected she doesn t just have to overcome the differences between and within both cultures, but also the opposition and sabotage of the lead linguist, all in a language she does not speak and is not allowed to learn The author has managed to create a perfect blend of lit fic and sci fi, and the result is a joy to read With an Assigned as secondary linguist to a first contact expedition...