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Zollocco: A Novel of Another Universe

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Having escaped from a dying Earth to the solar systems Imekapur, a young woman lands on a planet governed by sentient forests. Despite becoming a preistess of the governing forests, she is hounded from planet to planet by the Toelakhan, an interplanetary corporation always at odd with the forests' stewardship of the planets. What the forests teach her could save the Earth, ...more
Paperback, 299 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by BookSurge Publishing (first published August 1st 2000)
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Midu Hadi
Apr 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people looking for something different
Shelves: 212books, singles
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Michael Fierce
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
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I'm sorry. As much as I like Sci-fi and Cryptobotany, this book just wasn't for me. I couldn't tell if it was being intentionally humorous, didn't like the changing POV's, and thought the narration was too unpolished. I couldn't understand how a sentient forest could "speak" words like a contemptuous human, "saying" things like, "Beat it, you smelly old human" and "The human needs to relieve itself. Some ivy wants to place its leaves handy for the human to wipe itself with. Even the water elm th ...more
Alfonso
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you liked the movie Avatar, you’ll love Zollocco. I really liked this novel for many reasons. The heroine is really intelligent. She is suddenly thrown into a completely different universe. She has no idea why or how, but she deals with it. That made it very realistic. Then there are all the different creatures of the forest. Packs of forsythia go on rampages—it’s both funny and scary. The trees of the forest deliberately move around to get the heroine lost. There are land octopuses that clim ...more
February For Weird Fiction  The Haunted Reading Room
Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Science fiction, literary fiction, fantasy


Oh, I LIKE this book! I hadn’t read science fiction in quite a long time, but was drawn to read and review this novel because of the sentient forests, which appeal to me as an environmentalist. The author is just so skillful at relating the differing points of view-first person in both cases, from the Forest Consciousness and from the human-that these point of view changes are seamless. Yet enough information is given that the reader can immediately empathise and comprehend. Odd as it might seem
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Paul
Oct 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
This story is about a woman who, having escaped from a dying Earth, lands on a planet governed by sentient forests in the solar system Imenkapur. At first, the forest, called Zollocco, doesn’t want her there, but slowly changes its "mind" after realizing that the woman is at least trying to live in harmony with the forest.

She is captured by, and made the property of, the Toelakhan, an interstellar corporation not in agreement with the forests’ stewardship of the planets. She escapes, and runs fr
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Sean Endress
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