A book review of enchantress from the stars by sylvia louise engdahl

In sum, it is almost impossible to convey how good this book is. Elana is the daughter of a Federation field agent whose responsibility it is to silently assist selected Youngling cultures.

Enchantress from the Stars

Yet the Federation people are not superhumans: Elana's father is instructed to send down a team onto Andrecia in the hope of subtly and secretly tweaking affairs so that the Empire is induced to withdraw from the planet and leave the aboriginals to follow their own cultural-evolutionary course.

But that does not really detract from the ideas conveyed or the quality of the story. An absorbing story you can't put down.

Review by John Grant. The complex consideration of the ability of myth and science to provide explanation and meaning retains its relevance as the notion of the universe expands.

A rich work of science fiction that suggests some interesting philosophical questions for thoughtful young readers. Should knowledge ever be sequestered? This is a sensible decision from the commercial viewpoint, because it's likely to sell ten times as many copies that way; but this time round, hopefully, it will be recognized also as not just a novel for young adults but also one of the finest sf novels ever written -- a classic of the genre.

Both an enchanting coming-of-age story and a compelling moral lesson that teaches respect for other cultures. If you ever bought a new hardcover or paperback copy of one of my books except Enchantress from the Stars at Amazon.

My novels are very different from each other and people sometimes don't realize that they might not have begun with the one they would be most likely to enjoy. Stone center for Children's Books, December "The best science fiction story that we have read this spring Please just read it.

Add to this the galactic federation, and the multiple humanoid looking races, and this is a story that appears to be a product of the Star Trek age in which it was conceived. Melinda starts out thinking she understands the universe and her place within it.

Originally published some three decades ago, this new edition, revised by the author's deft hand, is even better. If you an adult or a high school junior or senior, you can start with any of the above, but may prefer to read Children of the Star or Defender of the Flame first.

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These and much else there is no room to describe here are deeper philosophical points than, alas, one is accustomed to encountering in sf. This Star Shall Abide Book 2: One of them that I picked up, assuming it would be just a way of passing a lonely evening and probably better than American television, was the Atheneum paperback of Enchantress from the Stars.

Main gateway to my space advocacy section. But this was a great book that looked at humanity in a classic science fiction way, exploring how humanity reacts to the stars.

Combined with this is an adolescent love-story that is no romantic nonsense; it is realistic and moving. Children of the Star. Neither of these is suitable for YA readers, and neither needs to be read before Defender of the Flame if you prefer to skip them.

Collected Essays I've recently published an ebook containing 28 of my essays, including two autobiographies illustrated with photos--the one from Contemporary Authors plus a newer one.Enchantress from the Stars by Sylvia Louise Engdahl foreword by Lois Lowry The tale of this inevitably frustrated romance is a large part of the appeal of Enchantress from the Stars (Elana is an enchantress in more than one sense), and of course the Review by John Grant.

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