(From the publisher):
This skillful and entertaining exploration of language and cross-cultural communication presents a portrait of sentient beings in the midst of discovering written language.
The Xenolinguists are a guild of alien-language translators who travel the galaxy. Translator Ries Danyo is a down-on-his-luck lingster, so far gone he's hooked on zyth. Once a promising talent, he's fallen to interpreting for the deputy commissioner's wife on her shopping sprees in the Freh bazaar. But when a Freh uprising leads to murder, Danyo must lead the commissioner's daughters to safety on a journey that irrevocably changes the Frehti language and the future of Krishna itself.
Original title: Reading the Bones
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings→ Alien Societies
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Anthropology/sociology
This work is an adaptation of the following works :
Reading the Bones (1998) [Novella]
Author: Sheila Finch