The Guild of Xenolinguists (Hardcover)

By Sheila Finch, Ian Watson (Foreword by)

Golden Gryphon Press, 9781930846487, 281pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 2007

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The galaxy-wide Guild of Xenolinguists handles all cross-cultural communications by sending agents abroad to learn new languages and program translation computers. The travails of novice linguists animate these 11 stories as they face much more than simple translation work, taking on alien parasites and viruses, a mysterious and violent star-faring race, dolphin instructors, and large tyrant ants. As cultures and languages collide, first contact quickly becomes a matter of morality, galactic politics, death, and war.

About the Author

Sheila Finch is the author of eight novels, 30 short stories, and several articles about science fiction. She lives in Long Beach, California.

Praise For The Guild of Xenolinguists

This is an insightful look at the real experience of going into space, an adventure gritty and wondrous.”  Gregory Benford, author, Galatic Center Saga series

Finch appropriates cyberpunk notions for feminist ends, and the resultant mix alters both feminist science fiction and cyberpunk.”  Robin Roberts, author, A New Species