No Earthly Shore

No Earthly Shore On Yemitzov Five live sea quilts mats of greyish tissue that undulate through the shallow coastal waters some as large as two metres square sans eyes ears legs and teeth in fact sans most of the

  • Title: No Earthly Shore
  • Author: Jilly Paddock
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On Yemitzov Five live sea quilts mats of greyish tissue that undulate through the shallow coastal waters, some as large as two metres square, sans eyes, ears, legs and teeth, in fact sans most of the things considered as basic essentials to life Thirty years ago, the survey team said they were dumb animals Now three squilts save a girl from drowning and Earth must sendOn Yemitzov Five live sea quilts mats of greyish tissue that undulate through the shallow coastal waters, some as large as two metres square, sans eyes, ears, legs and teeth, in fact sans most of the things considered as basic essentials to life Thirty years ago, the survey team said they were dumb animals Now three squilts save a girl from drowning and Earth must send an expedition to investigate the claims that the beasts are sentient.Dr Zuzana Aaron Jones, a marine biologist, is recruited to the team She s befriended by the enigmatic Mooney, and together they try and prove that squilts are intelligent If they re right, the colonists must leave their beautiful world, so it would be easier if they were wrong.Boodie Nantucket, the rescued girl, is sure that squilts are smart and telepathic as well Nobody believes her she s just a kid.And what about the squilts What are their plans for Zuzana and Mooney, not to mention all of the colonists Just how dangerous can giant sea slugs be An S F novella of first contact.Quote from the British Fantasy Society review From the synopsis it all sounds a bit familiar the likes of Clarke, Asimov and Bradbury have been there and literally written the book many times over But Ms Paddock is doing much than rehashing old themes.once we meet the characters and the story gets going, this is a great read No Earthly Shore is a short piece a long short story or compact novella, but it is absolutely cohesive and convincing Her prose is smooth, stylish, sensual and occasionally beautiful The characters are convincing and engaging Importantly her science is spot on the internal logic of the story is well thought out and completely believable The sea quilts themselves are wonderfully brought to life There is some nice social and political subtext but we re allowed to work it out for ourselves rather than being bludgeoned with it.If there is a checklist of good writing Jilly Paddock ticks every box, and I m looking forward to reading .

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    1. No Earthly Shore was a quick, light-hearted read - but not at all what I was expecting from the synopsis. I originally picked it up because of the first-contact narrative, especially the promise of a completely alien point of view, and the ambiguous danger of interacting with highly intelligent, non-human creatures. What I ended up with was a quickly-spun romance guised in the trappings of a sci-fi narrative. While I didn't mind that the story was ultimately light and cheerful, I felt much of th [...]

    2. I frankly don’t remember how I found out about Jilly Paddock’s novella No Earthly Shore, but I did, and I’m glad of it. Set in a far-future universe, this gentle story is that of Dr. Zuzana Aaron-Jones, Zuzu to her friends, and Boadicea Nantucket, Boodie to her friends. Boodie is a young teenager on the human-colonized world Yemitzov Five, and she claims that the squilts – masses of gray tissue that float in the local oceans – saved her from drowning. More importantly, she claims the s [...]

    3. What a fun, light-hearted romp through a beautifully written story.No Earthly Shore really is worth reading! It's fast-paced, humorous and filled with vivid imagery that caters to all the senses. Jilly has written a truly enjoyable read that should have a much larger number of reviews. She has captured my imagination and thrust me squarely into the waiting line to purchase the rest of her works. It was honestly a highly amusing read that made me wish it wouldn't end. I especially enjoyed Zuzana' [...]

    4. Jilly Paddock weaves a fantastic tale of first contact in this sharp and inspiring novella. She carefully balances great characterization with just enough detailed marine biology that isn't too heavy handed while maintaining a sense of rigor any fan of the genre should appreciate. Paddock also shows off just enough of a whimsical sense of humor along with a grand sense of wonder.Much like Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness and Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead, No Earthly Shore [...]

    5. The theme of 'First Contact' with intelligent aliens,isn't new, but this is an interesting treatment of the theme. Well written, with a smooth, well paced flow of words, the story has a well developed background, and the aliens themselves - the 'Sea Quilts' are cleverly conceived. The interaction between the human characters - as well as between humans and aliens - is skilfully handled, though I thought that more might have been made of the moral dilemmas inherent in the story. I also thought th [...]

    6. The best short stories are the ones you wish had been long stories and this is one of them. I could have happily read a whole lot more about sea-quilts and their world.Really believable aliens are difficult, but here they are beautifully realised and it is done with enough science to convince you of their probablity and the knowledge that the author's scientific background is as sound as it can be.As a quilter I loved the block names used for the creatures, but one of them should have been calle [...]

    7. I love Science Fiction and this one was on one of my favourite themes in that genre the first contact with an alien species. That said I believe this could have been so much more than what you get. It has a happy feel to it, but there was no real conflict and no depth to the tension a true first contact should bring. If you want a book that makes you feel good with an awesome description of an alien lifeform then this is for you, if however you want a narrative with depth and tension when learni [...]

    8. Loved it! (but I did write it!)It's a happy, feel-good novella with big scary aliens who also manage to be quite nice, and a heroine who likes dabbling in rock-pools.

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