Sue Burke spent many years working as a reporter and editor for a variety of newspapers and magazines. A Clarion workshop alumnus, Burke has published more than thirty short stories in addition to working extensively as a literary translator. She lives in Chicago.
Praise for Interference"Interference is as good as
Semiosis, which is no small feat for the sequel of a book
whose strength lay in its thought-provoking concepts. Like Ann
Leckie's Ancillary Justice, Sue Burke elevated a good story
with a great idea."--SFRevuPraise for Semiosis
"This is up there with Ursula K. Le Guin: science fiction at its most fascinating and most humane."--Thrillist"A fascinating world."--The Verge"A solid debut."--SFRevu
"A magnetic meditation on biochemistry and humanity."--Locus Online "This first-contact tale is extraordinary."--Library Journal (starred review)"Sharp, evocative . . . Semiosis unfolds the old science fiction idea of first contact in ways that are both traditional and subversive."--The Christian Science Monitor"A clever, fascinating, fun and unique debut."--Kirkus"Burke's world building is exceptional, and her ability to combine the intricacies of colonization with the science of botany and theories of mutualism and predation is astounding." --Booklist "Impressive debut novel . . . lush . . . beautiful."--Publishers Weekly, starred review"A fresh and fun perspective on planetary exploration."--The Bibliosanctum (4 out of 5 stars)"A very... different and super engaging novel."--The Book Smugglers
"A fresh and thought-provoking take."--Open Letters"Intelligent, riveting and ultimately uplifting, Semiosis asks big questions and gives satisfying answers."--Emma Newman, author Planetfall
"This is top class SF, intelligent and engaging and I loved every moment of it."--Adrian Tchaikovsky, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Children of Time"In Semiosis, Sue Burke blends science with adventure and fascinating characters, as a human colony desperately seeks to join the ecosystem of an alien world." --David Brin, author of Earth and Existence."A first contact novel like none you've ever read. . . . The kind of story for which science fiction was invented." --James Patrick Kelly, winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards"Sue Burke has created one of the most fascinating alien personae science fiction has seen in this decade." -David Nichols, early American historian and author of Engines of Diplomacy"A gripping story of colonization and biological wonders."--Gregory Frost, author of the Shadowbridge novels"A fantastic SF debut . . . Semiosis will remain relevant for years to come." --Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, award-winning author of What a Plant Knows and Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University.