Sue Burke spent many years working as a reporter and editor for a variety of newspapers and magazines. A Clarion workshop alumnus, Burke has published more than thirty short stories in addition to working extensively as a literary translator. She lives in Chicago.
Praise for Semiosis This is up there with Ursula K. Le Guin: science fiction at its most fascinating and most humane. --Thrillist A fascinating world. --The Verge A solid debut. --SFRevu A magnetic meditation on biochemistry and humanity. --Locus Online This first-contact tale is extraordinary. --Library Journal (starred review) Sharp, evocative . . . Semiosis unfolds the old science fiction idea of first contact in ways that are both traditional and subversive. --The Christian Science Monitor A clever, fascinating, fun and unique debut. --Kirkus Burke's world building is exceptional, and her ability to combine the intricacies of colonization with the science of botany and theories of mutualism and predation is astounding. --Booklist Impressive debut novel . . . lush . . . beautiful. --Publishers Weekly, starred review A fresh and fun perspective on planetary exploration. --The Bibliosanctum (4 out of 5 stars) A very... different and super engaging novel. --The Book Smugglers A fresh and thought-provoking take. --Open Letters Intelligent, riveting and ultimately uplifting, Semiosis asks big questions and gives satisfying answers. --Emma Newman, author Planetfall This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it. --Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Children of Time In Semiosis, Sue Burke blends science with adventure and fascinating characters, as a human colony desperately seeks to join the ecosystem of an alien world. --David Brin, author of Earth and Existence. A first contact novel like none you've ever read. . . . The kind of story for which science fiction was invented. --James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards Sue Burke has created one of the most fascinating alien personae science fiction has seen in this decade. -David Nichols, early American historian and author of Engines of Diplomacy A gripping story of colonization and biological wonders. --Gregory Frost, author of the Shadowbridge novels A fantastic SF debut . . . Semiosis will remain relevant for years to come. --Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, award-winning author of What a Plant Knows and Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University.