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Free download ñ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF è Patricia A. McKillipN out of print mass market edition I immediately liked the cover art for the alien animals and because Kyreol was a woman of color something still FAR too rare on the SF and Fantasy shelves Something about the cover too reminded me of Island of the Blue Dolphins though I can not tell you what it wasI finally got around to reading Moon Flash because I was falling behind in my SF Challenge and it was very short I read it in a morning s sitting falling easily into McKillip s toned down style at least compared to her fantasy there s still plenty of symbolism and metaphor compared to most SF out there and into Kyreol s child like perspective This is definitely a book suitable for a fairly young audience I would say it s suitable for even precocious 9 year olds but it is one of those rare books that despite that of those rare books that despite that holds riches for mature audiences Children will immediately be able to relate to Kyreol s vast curiosity and fear adults will #be able to nderstand better the parts of the world that Kyreol #able to The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtships, understand better the parts of the world that Kyreol not its simplicities and its strangenesses its tragedies its hard choicesIt is a coming of age tale a romance a meditation on the power of dreams It is a traveler s tale and a tale of first contact It is also a delicately beautiful exploration of the ethics of Star Trek s Prime Directive an exploration I say because McKillip givess no easy answers But ltimately it is a moving book about love in all its forms romantic love the love between parents and children and the abstract love of entire peoples which can build monuments and change worlds A Lovely First Contactcoming Of first contactcoming of story near perfectly balanced between lyricism and sfnal realism It s short and much of a travelogue than a conflict driven plot a fact noted several times disbelieving in story by one character but it s very nice McKillip has an amazing felicity with language even when she reduces her vocabulary to fit into the circumscribed life of the RiverworldHighly recommende. From and go into the moon a symbol of life and joy When a mysterious stranger arrives Kyreol wants to know about him as well as the Moon Flash and soon she and her childhood friend This book is like the river Kyreol and Terje follow full of a iet yearning toward something farther on I first read this book decades ago then re discovered it on my brother s shelf Every time I read a book by Patricia McKillip I
am enchanted kyreol abandons her betrothed husband andenchanted Kyreol abandons her betrothed husband and down a world spanning river McKillip I am enchanted Kyreol abandons her betrothed husband and paddles down a world spanning river she searches for an enigmatic stranger Moon Flash is an interesting experiment in genre science fiction that consciously avoids European paradigms the characters are non white the mythology is non Western but it feels slight and nderdeveloped The best part of the novel is the Hunter Orcrow who is patiently bemused by the two adolescents dogging his trail So far I have really liked everything that I have read from Patricia McKillip I wanted something that wasn t way too long that wasn t going to be too hard to plough through and this hit the spot A delightful story Two children who come from the River World discover there is so much to the river and to the world then they d thought Science fiction and mysticism rolled in to
one book for me what s not to loveFor others the world building might not be p to par This isbook for me what s not to loveFor others the world building might not be The Healer (Borderland Brides, up to par This is bit of a short book so maybe the story won t be as flushed out as it could beBut for me it was perfect I loved how there were parts of the story that just couldn t be explained away by science or technology There was a dreamy mystical lyricalality to this book along with the presence of a way of life that could literally take away all spiritual connection to the world if one allows for itI don t want to spoil anything but the melding of past and future of science and spirituality it was just so lovely to me I have been a fan of Patricia McKillips fantasy for some years now It is always moving and lyrical and she captures the feel of old fairy tales better than any other author I know of I have slowly been acuiring all of her books and so in the course of my collecting I happened pon Moon Flash in Kyreol's small world begins at the Face a high rock cliff and ends at Fourteen Falls a series of rapids Each year her people celebrate Moon Flash a spark of light that seems to come. D 4 stars Definitely a different kind of story than many of the other books that I have read by McKillip It was a sci fi but still very distinctively her writing style I just am not
sure if it fits in sci fi I am curious to see how she answers the estions she hasif it fits in sci fi I am curious to see how she answers the estions she has A truly fine story in the best of story telling that I ve read in a long time I shouldn t be surprised as Patricia McKillip s work is so very good What I liked best about this was that I felt I could feel and see And Hear Riverworld And That I Could Listen To And hear Riverworld And that I could listen to and Kyreol s estions and puzzles and wonders What stories what mysteries do people need What is lost when all phenomena especially those with high socalspiritual importance have mundane explanation Can there be spiritual meaning in events that have no mysteryThe story waits to the last minute before saying anything directly approaching its theme and the tale of young Kyreol and Terje with infinite serenity and delicacy It s not one that I connected to as well as others by McKillipThere s a seuel I can t imagine what it could possibly add Apparently Moon Flash actually has a seuel but I m not that interested in it It s interesting probably a novella in length and written with McKillip s Their Mistletoe Matchmakers usual lyricism and style but I felt it was whole enough in itself and I m not interested enough in the world or characters to keep following it Their trip down the river leads to an almost inevitable conclusion but the story manages to say something about myth and belief about the way different cultures interpret things about relationships between cultures It s a little Ursula Le Guin ish in that sense now that I think about it I could picture her writing a very similar storyIt s actually not as fantastical as the other works by McKillip I ve read before so that makes it interesting too in comparison to the magic of her other work At the same time that s here toonder the surface in the myth makingOriginally posted here. Erje leave their home to look for answers Those answers will pluck Kyreol from Riverworld and transform her life forever by fast forwarding her into a future she can barely comprehen.
Patricia A. McKillip
Patricia A. McKillip