The Exile Waiting

The Exile Waiting

Vonda N. McIntyre / Aug 03, 2020
The Exile Waiting The time is the distant future Earth has been rendered uninhabitable by terrible storms during which its only city Center constructed around a natural cave system is sealed from the outside Mischa
  • Title: The Exile Waiting
  • Author: Vonda N. McIntyre
  • ISBN: 9780812545524
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The time is the distant future Earth has been rendered uninhabitable by terrible storms during which its only city, Center, constructed around a natural cave system, is sealed from the outside Mischa, a young thief whose capabilities are enhanced by hereditary mutation, is trying to escape with her drug addicted brother from the dominance of her uncle When a starship arThe time is the distant future Earth has been rendered uninhabitable by terrible storms during which its only city, Center, constructed around a natural cave system, is sealed from the outside Mischa, a young thief whose capabilities are enhanced by hereditary mutation, is trying to escape with her drug addicted brother from the dominance of her uncle When a starship arrives, commanded by the twin alien pseudosibs, Subone and Subtwo, Mischa seizes her chance All goes well until Subone, in a moment of cruelty, lures Mischa s brother into a fight, killing him Mischa exacts her revenge, but has to flee the wrath of the aliens and take refuge back in the deep caves underneath the city.
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    About "Vonda N. McIntyre"

      • Vonda N. McIntyre

        Vonda Neel McIntyre is a U.S science fiction author She is one of the first successful graduates of the Clarion Science fiction writers workshop She attended the workshop in 1970 By 1973 she had won her first Nebula Award, for the novelette Of Mist, and Grass and Sand This later became part of the novel Dreamsnake, which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards The novelette and novel both concern a female healer in a desolate primitivized venue McIntyre s debut novel was The Exile Waiting which was published in 1975 Her novel Dreamsnake won the Nebula Award and Hugo Award for best novel in 1978 and her novel The Moon and the Sun won the Nebula in 1997 She has also written a number of Star Trek and Star Wars novels, including Enterprise The First Adventure and The Entropy Effect She wrote the novelizations of the films Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV The Voyage Home.


    1. I love how Vonda McIntyre writes Dreamsnake was one of my favorite books as a young teenager, but my local library didn t have all of her books, so I still have some to read I really liked The Exile Waiting, but at the same time, I think I would have liked it even if I had read it back in the early 80s.It s got tons of cool stuff in it A wealthy, half Japanese heir from a luxury planet, escaping a troubled relationship with his father, hitches a ride with a pair of experimentally identical merc [...]

    2. Ahoy there mateys I was first introduced to this author when I read her Nebula award winning novel, the moon and the sun That one is set in the court of Louis XIV and deals with sea monsters Awesome Read long ago, that novel always made me want to read her other works.This novel was her first and is a sci fi published in 1975 It was rather annoying to get a hold of because it seems to be out of print But I persevered and read it Despite some silly seeming scientific facts, it certainly was enjoy [...]

    3. Light tubes spread across the ceiling like the gills of a mushroom The instantaneous impression was one of chaos, of tiny gray projections climbing each other to reach the ceiling, spotted here and there with color or movement Mischa knew the city well enough to see the underlying order five parallel spiral ramps leading up the walls at a low pitch, giving access to the stacked dwellings The helices were almost obliterated by years of building over, use, and neglect The walls of the cavern, crow [...]

    4. Disorienting and blurry, the subterranean world of Vonda McIntyre s The Exile Waiting 1975 hosts a confusion of social structures that aren t easily deciphered The first few chapters are especially complicated as the first act winds its way through a series of tunnels and bends and broken thoughts as Mischa resists Gemmi s empathic tugs, rescues a self destructive Chris, and observes the so called normalcy of this alien place called Center Disjointed journal excerpts by an outsider named Jan int [...]

    5. Though they can be read completely independently, this is somewhat of a companion to Dreamsnake the story of the underground City, while Dreamsnake is about the surface nomads in an apocalyptic future This is from the classic period of pre or post or occurring apocalypse.

    6. These notes were written in 1982 Here is a work of imagination that stands on its own In the underworld of an underground city, a young girl disconcertingly called Mischa is linked telepathically and unwillingly to her idiot sister 2010 note I considered changing that to something PC, but that s how I expressed it then From above descend two outworlders, apparently twins, but actually linked only by their telepathic bond The tale is of the breaking of the two bonds, and involves a symbolic desc [...]

    7. Conceptually interesting, but underdeveloped, which I suspect may be a side effect of 1970s sf publishing books possibly being held to a certain length Frederic Jameson writes about McIntyre s book in his Archaeologies of the Future, and finds depths that remind me to slow down and be a attentive reader.The primary characters are Mischa a young thief with telepathic abilities, trapped by her exceptionally dysfunctional family , Jan Hikaru of an observer , and Subtwo part of a behavorial experi [...]

    8. A story of set on a dysfunctional, poor, and mostly forgotten Earth in a time when humanity has spread out widely in space The main character is a girl, teenage, who is highly talented with telepathic abilities, mathematical abilities, fighting skills, etc but is trapped in a life of small time thievery and trapped mentally by her defective sister.Aliens or, maybe just humans from outer space arrive, arrange a minor coup and take over the earth city which seems to be most of what is left of eart [...]

    9. It s a pretty good pulpy action story I mean, it had me the moment they introduced a male love slave pity we didn t get of him on camera D cough There were a few points that bothered me overly repetitious sections, the fact that the main character is motivated by a dying addict brother who conveniently dies as soon as that motivation is no longer needed The bad guys are all purely despicable The good guys are all woefully tormented The main character is astoundingly competent at everything and [...]

    10. I enjoyed this one a lot, even though I feel I missed something at least I felt as if there were some things I ought to have picked up and understood about some of the characters which I didnt but I think it is mostly because it is a short book and a lot of things are hinted at for depth which are never elaborated return This is a dystopian novel of people against the system, of an old decadent system, a young girl trying to get out of it, and a bunch of piratical misfits arriving in the middle [...]

    11. This was a fun book to get my mind off the move Bought it at an estate sale several years ago the deceased was an avid science fiction and fantasy fan I liked the setting of this book with the cave system Mischa is the smart female protagonist yea who manages her brother and family Soon, the pseudosibs Subone and Subtwo enter and wish to take over The concepts were interesting and fresh, but there were several loose ends in the story such as Mischa s sister who is mentally challenged but is tele [...]

    12. Centuries after war devastates Earth, only the city of Center remains For the mutant girl Mischa a life of crime is her only means of survival Starships circle the planet and she hopes to one day leave the hell that is Earth and join them If discovered to be a mutant she will be exiled from the city After the aliens discover her hidden talent one wants to save her while another wants to hunt her down and kill her.

    13. Telepathic girl living in the last city on a post apocalyptic Earth wants to join the space pirates that decide to winter in the city As one can guess, her plans go awry.Some parts of this were good, some not so good, and much of the plot, surprisingly, spins on f d up family relationships That s cool, except when it isn t and the family member is just a heap of annoying plot complications.

    14. I had been putting it off for ages because the first couple of chapters weren t very engaging, but I pushed on and read it all in one sitting last night The story was okay, nothing spectacular, and the writing was of a much lower standard than Dreamsnake Overall, this was a fairly cliched story with a few original idea disappointing, because Dreamsnake is one of my favourite sci fi books.

    15. Oh, I so wanted to get into this than I did But unfortunately, it really never quite jelled for me as a book or in particular as a SF book It felt there wasn t enough building of the world and too many of the character actions seemed plot convenience driven to me The shame was there was potential littered here and there.

    16. In the end I liked this book, but I had a lot of trouble getting going with it I was a little surprised at the publication date, from the style and content I would have assumed it was published in the 90s, not the 70s.

    17. An early first work Awkward and rough in places I think she hadn t yet fully hit stride But it managed to surprise me by avoiding a lot of the tropes I was predicting Worth reading in general, but particularly interesting as a contrast to her later works.

    18. This was Vonda McIntyre s first book Not quite as good as her later, award winning Dreamsnake, it is still worth a reading and not just by science fiction fans.

    19. An eerie look into both the past and the future Written in the 1970s, the text itself has not aged, with poignant insight into the continued complex relationship that human beings have with Earth.

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