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Aaargh Whole premise of first two books summarily dropped in favor of airy fairy method of communication Most irritating [[ Free Pdf ]] ☚ Earthsong ✖ On a world where economic survival depends on communication and trade with alien species, linguistics has taken on a power unknown today In this world,families of genetically bred linguists hold the key to Earth s future because only they can translate during alien trade summits Soon a battle of the sexes will ravage this land, however This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here There s much, conceptually, to admire about Elgin s work in this trilogy, and in this final piece of it, and I did read it fast, but.sometimes the disparate, story telling, the avoiding of scenes of conflict, the focus on exposition and narration and so little dialogue, actionwell On one hand, it feels very feminist who needs a plot triangle F that and so on On the other hand, it seems likewait, I do actually want to know how SPOILER KIND OF IF ANYTHING IN THIS SERIES CAN BE SPOILE There s much, conceptually, to admire about Elgin s work in this trilogy, and in this final piece of it, and I did read it fast, but.sometimes the disparate, story telling, the avoiding of scenes of conflict, the focus on exposition and narration and so little dialogue, actionwell On one hand, it feels very feminist who needs a plot triangle F that and so on On the other hand, it seems likewait, I do actually want to know how SPOILER KIND OF IF ANYTHING IN THIS SERIES CAN BE SPOILED Robots caused an ice age Like, please tell meAlso, I found it heartbreakingly realistic that when the men finally find out the women have been conspiring to the BETTERMENT OF THE UNIVERSE, the men are like fuck this really ruins our power structure and even though we thought we were pro feeding everyone, actually in reality not so much Like, story of all power all the places So, whatever, I guess I m saying that I want to be part of a conspiracy of good The different cover artist for first printing of this third book in the Native Tongue trilogy should have been a clue Earthsong diverges from the first two in both form and content and feels like a completely different book My theory is Elgin had given up on Laadan becoming popular in use by the time she wrote Earthsong and shifted direction, hence the audiosynthesis plot line Earthsong still has a lot to say about humanity, activism, and change and is a worthwhile read, but it requires a shi The different cover artist for first printing of this third book in the Native Tongue trilogy should have been a clue Earthsong diverges from the first two in both form and content and feels like a completely different book My theory is Elgin had given up on Laadan becoming popular in use by the time she wrote Earthsong and shifted direction, hence the audiosynthesis plot line Earthsong still has a lot to say about humanity, activism, and change and is a worthwhile read, but it requires a shift in mindset While I still see the great writing of Suzette, I must admit this book broke my heart The previous two has some hope for the males and indeed some males acted with common sense in the second one However, in this one the idea that males are somehow unable to think beyond their innate programming which is so inferior to females made me hurt I do not believe this and the author or some commentator who helped publish this does put into her notes how this may seem dated with the changes in soc While I still see the great writing of Suzette, I must admit this book broke my heart The previous two has some hope for the males and indeed some males acted with common sense in the second one However, in this one the idea that males are somehow unable to think beyond their innate programming which is so inferior to females made me hurt I do not believe this and the author or some commentator who helped publish this does put into her notes how this may seem dated with the changes in society since the time it was written To me this proves the point I do believe that there are differences between men and women but I also believe that a hell of a lot of those are cultural When society changes so do the actions of males and females Just look at our disgust of the treatment of females in other parts of the world the practice of female genital mutilation, wearing of burkahs so not even your children can recognize you and the stoning of women who commit adultery They are but a few examples of how we are different here in the United States and Europe, and how the appearance of females inandmale positions is common place and accepted.Beyond this the story dealt with solving the ancient problem of starvation was very interesting While I squirm at the idea I like the act of eating and filling the tummy I did like the way such a task was so monumental the change in society I fear I must take umbrage, though, at the idea that we must fundamentally change the human race in order to make utopia One man s utopia is another man s hell Anything that is forced and to such a fundamental change seems poorly thought out Instead I think the Founding Fathers had a better idea Stay as much out of human endeavors as possible without having chaos and leave the rest to the citizenry I think that requires massive education not indoctrination, education and with the internet we are now capable of that Societal standards set learn to read and write your language and two others, math to calculus, logic, history in bare bones way to prevent indoctrination memorize , geography and geology and biology, chemistry, etc What a kick in the pants that would make Can you imagine Instead of secrecy and forcing change Whoa, enough of the venting.I finished and it didn t get better I would not recommend this book, just the previous two I loved Native Tongue, the first book in this trilogy, but the second two books weren t nearly as strong This one is centered around a really interesting idea, focused on music instead of language, but the time span of the book is so long literally hundreds of years that it s just centered on the idea without any real characters with arcs I was also disappointed that the preface was an explanation of how the story got told, from outside the world of the story, where the prefaces of the first I loved Native Tongue, the first book in this trilogy, but the second two books weren t nearly as strong This one is centered around a really interesting idea, focused on music instead of language, but the time span of the book is so long literally hundreds of years that it s just centered on the idea without any real characters with arcs I was also disappointed that the preface was an explanation of how the story got told, from outside the world of the story, where the prefaces of the first two books were from within the universe of the story Ultimately, I don t regret having read the second two, but I d recommend that others read the first book and stop there A good ending to the trilogy I was expecting a lotbara anger, with cause, with someone to blame, but with nothing to do about it in the book itself, but view spoiler the situation has improved from the previous two books there was a mention in this book that women were given human rights back again I suppose I thought it would keep getting worse until the end of this book I was also glad to see some of the men evolving too hide spoiler.I loved the epilogue view spoiler of wri A good ending to the trilogy I was expecting a lotbara anger, with cause, with someone to blame, but with nothing to do about it in the book itself, but view spoiler the situation has improved from the previous two books there was a mention in this book that women were given human rights back again I suppose I thought it would keep getting worse until the end of this book I was also glad to see some of the men evolving too hide spoiler.I loved the epilogue view spoiler of writings from the Meandering Water tribe hide spoiler too I don t feel like this book followed the plot course of the previous two it took a complete turn into left field, and left me disappointed The plot of the first two books, following La dan, was view spoiler all but abandoned entirely hide spoiler , instead going down a path that seemed only tangentially related Disappointed Not to mention the sexism so prevalent in the first two never dissipated the sexist society was an important part of the plot, and that wasn t resolved either I don t feel like this book followed the plot course of the previous two it took a complete turn into left field, and left me disappointed The plot of the first two books, following La dan, was view spoiler all but abandoned entirely hide spoiler , instead going down a path that seemed only tangentially related Disappointed Not to mention the sexism so prevalent in the first two never dissipated the sexist society was an important part of the plot, and that wasn t resolved either I really didn t like this as much as the first two books in the trilogy Whereas they had a plot, this third book was reallya collection of short stories, with little to tie them together Frankly, it was neither very well edited nor very entertaining, and was missing the thought provoking ideas of the first two books. I would rate the entire trilogy a 5 5 stars, but wanted to be clear that the first book was my favorite What I liked about the trilogy as a whole was its unique presentation of the scale and scope of change, and from a distinctly female gaze and perspective So often strong women are just masculine females, probably who have been raped This is nothing like that, nor does it even approach that narrative style Only a few women are so important that they are consistently named, but mostly it s a I would rate the entire trilogy a 5 5 stars, but wanted to be clear that the first book was my favorite What I liked about the trilogy as a whole was its unique presentation of the scale and scope of change, and from a distinctly female gaze and perspective So often strong women are just masculine females, probably who have been raped This is nothing like that, nor does it even approach that narrative style Only a few women are so important that they are consistently named, but mostly it s about making slow, meandering change over generations, with the satisfaction of results only going to the reader who can actually see it The scale and scope are illustrated in the myriad of vignettes of Terran men and women throughout Terra and the galaxy over a lengthy timeline, with only a few connecting into anything like a story The third book took me by surprise by straying from the linguistic element and becoming evenbroad in the timeline, but it also was the most firm in its indictment of human violence But certainly the lesson was clear The problem is fundamental and the change will be incremental But it is absolutely worth it