Thursday, January 10, 2013


Review of The Speaker for the Trees by Sean DeLauder
5 stars

Throughout this story, I alternated between chuckling aloud, exclaiming “ahh!” and saying, “That’s what I’ve always believed!” So clearly this story touched my heart and soul; there’s much more here than meets the eye—philosophy, metaphysics, a study of the human condition, for better or worse…

Somewhere far out in the universe is a planet known only as Plant Plant, because the sentient denizens are just that-plants. They also hold the secret of hyperspace technology, using Toasters. Periodically Plant agents are sent out to visit other inhabited planets, to check on the dominant species on each. Millenia ago, plant agents found dinosaurs to be the dominant species on planet Earth; eventually, however, dinosaurs became supplanted by a primate species, humanity. So plant agents visit Earth and appear human, interacting with and observing humanity.

When the Council of Plants decides humanity must go, many agents to Earth demur; but only two (guided by the Weed of Unknowing) determine to act in humanity’s favor.

I received an e-book copy from the author in return for my fair and impartial review.

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