Black Blossom: A Fantasy of Manners Among Aliens

  • Title: Black Blossom: A Fantasy of Manners Among Aliens
  • Author: M.C.A. Hogarth
  • ISBN: 9781478247791
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Blossom A Fantasy of Manners Among Aliens The high priest of Shame in Kherishdar is shattering and the only thing between him and his ruin is the gentle Calligrapher Farren Nai Sheviet osulkedi When they are dispatched by the god of Civiliza
    The high priest of Shame in Kherishdar is shattering and the only thing between him and his ruin is the gentle Calligrapher, Farren Nai Sheviet osulkedi When they are dispatched by the god of Civilization to Qenain, the House of Flowers, they find it in disorder, having fallen prey to a mysterious influence an alien influence a human one Can one man heal ShameThe high priest of Shame in Kherishdar is shattering and the only thing between him and his ruin is the gentle Calligrapher, Farren Nai Sheviet osulkedi When they are dispatched by the god of Civilization to Qenain, the House of Flowers, they find it in disorder, having fallen prey to a mysterious influence an alien influence a human one Can one man heal Shame in time to save him and Qenain both Or will they both fail And what will happen in and to the House of Flowers A genteel, conversational fantasy of society, culture and the perversions that threaten them.Volume 3 of the Books of Kherishdar following The Aphorisms of Kherishdar and The Admonishments of Kherishdar.

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    About M.C.A. Hogarth


    1. Daughter of two Cuban political exiles, M.C.A Hogarth was born a foreigner in the American melting pot and has had a fascination for the gaps in cultures and the bridges that span them ever since She has been many things web database architect, product manager, technical writer and massage therapist but is currently a full time parent, artist, writer and anthropologist to aliens, both human and otherwise.Her fiction has variously been recommended for a Nebula, a finalist for the Spectrum, placed on the secondary Tiptree reading list and chosen for two best of anthologies her art has appeared in RPGs, magazines and on book covers.


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    1. Third in the series, but I read this one first as a serial online. So striking I went back and bought the first two (The Aphorisms of Kherishdar and The Admonishments of Kherishdar)halfway through for background and, when the opportunity presented itself, donated to the Kickstarter project to publish Black Blossom. It is difficult enough for most of us to conceive of a place so different from ours. Explaining it so well is amazing. I know I will read this many times over the years and I'm sure I [...]

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    2. I was thrilled when this book came out as the third in the series after The Aphorisms of Kherishdar and The Admonishments of Kherishdar.Initially I was surprised as the writing style for black blossoms is very different than in the previous two books, it is not formatted as a series of individual stories, rather it is an extended story with smaller sub stories included in it. This does not detract from the book in any way however, indeed I see at this point it was the perfect progression of how [...]

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    3. This is (currently) the longest work set in the author's Kherishdar universe. We follow the story of the characters of the Calligrapher and of Shame, who were introduced in the vignette collections "Aphorisms" and "Admonishments." If you enjoyed either of those, you will likely enjoy BB as well; note that you do not *need* to have read either before BB, but it does give a good introduction to the universe within which much of BB occurs, and one of the delights of the Kherishdar series is discove [...]

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    4. To get these all out of the way first: I have some minor quibbles with this one. The episodic format in which it was originally written makes the plot a little jerky, and in places it's rather underdeveloped: (view spoiler)[Shame's love story thread pretty much leaps out of nowhere and is resolved just as quickly; the Decoration is dropped towards the end and only clumsily picked back up in the final chapter; the role of the Observers and the nature of the Calligrapher's problems with them is di [...]

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    5. Okay so I went back to the terrifying community-focused utopia to read a fantasy of (alien) manners. IT WAS SO TEMPTING OKAY?Reading in this world is so interesting, because I keep finding myself thinking it reasonable and applicable to me, and then going OMIGOSH NO WHAT AM I SAYING. The whole society and how it functions is both appealing and infinitely terrifying, and this book focuses on one of the more terrifying aspects of how it functions—Correction. Correction is punishment as catharsis [...]

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    6. Absolutely breathtaking!

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