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by Cynthia Felice

  • ISBN: 0441873804
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Cynthia Felice
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ace (February 1984)
  • FB2 size: 1196 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 418
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This book, co-written by Cynthia Felice, was Connie Willis' first published novel. Cynthia Felice, who grew up in Chicago, is an American SF writer. She was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1979 after the publication of her first novel, Godsfire, in 1978.

This book, co-written by Cynthia Felice, was Connie Willis' first published novel. 1982) Читать весь отзыв. Felice has co-authored three novels with Connie Willis: Water Witch (1982), Light Raid (1989) and Promised Land (1997). For more information see ww. f-encyclopedia. com/entry/felice cynthia.

Cynthia Felice’s most popular book is Promised Land. Water Witch by. Connie Willis, Cynthia Felice.

Water Witch is a science fiction novel by authors Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice that was first published in 1982. A young con artist girl named Deza tries to impersonate a water witch, helped by the spirit of her recently dead conman father, who now resides in a small animal called a mbuzi. This literature-related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

These books show that genuinely innovative SF is as exciting today as when it was first written. Now, as we move inexorably into the twenty-first century, we are delighted to be widening our remit even more. The realities of commercial publishing are such that vast troves of classic SF & Fantasy are almost certainly destined never again to see print. Until very recently, this meant that anyone interested in reading any of these books would have been confined to scouring second-hand bookshops. The advent of digital publishing has changed that paradigm for ever. Ace Books is an American specialty publisher of science fiction and fantasy books. The company was founded in New York City in 1952 by Aaron A. Wyn and began as a genre publisher of mysteries and westerns. It soon branched out into other genres, publishing its first science fiction (sf) title in 1953. This was successful, and science fiction titles outnumbered both mysteries and westerns within a few years. Other genres also made an appearance, including nonfiction, gothic novels, media tie-in novelizations, and romances.

Cynthia Felice, who grew up in Chicago, is an American SF writer.

Promised Land (1997).

About Cynthia Felice. I thrived in the corporate environment. Even when the environment is hostile, it's all 'grist for the mill.

This is one of the first novels by both Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice, before Willis established her current sterling reputation. If you're looking for another novel like Doomsday Book or To Say Nothing of the Dog, Water Witch will probably be a disappointment. This is her first published novel; prior to this is only a short story collection. Instead, it's a short character-driven story where most of the conflict comes from intrigue and trickery, based on a few standard tropes (planetary colony with an iffy grasp of technology, outsiders wanting to exploit the colony for local resources, psychic abilities) and a few obvious twists.

by Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice. Water Witch isn't big literature, but it provides an enjoyable few hours in another universe. Initially, the book gives you the impression that this will be fluffy entertainment, but it delivers much more. You bite into cotton candy and find, say, a lemon meringue pie. Just a little more depth than you'd expected. The story is fairly simple, but it would be easy to spoil the plot; forgive me if I'm circumspect.

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At the instigation of her con-artist father, Deza masquerades as a witch who can control the water supply of the desert planet of Mahali, in order to deceive its rulers and become rich, but the deception backfires. Reissue.
Reviews about Water Witch (7):
Frostdefender
I love this book I have it in paperback and it has turned yellow and is falling apart. I love to reread this about once a year. It took me years to find an ebook version. As soon as I found the e-version I bought it. Has good tension as they slowley come to realize who each of them are to the planet and to each other. She finds out the con her and her Dad told everone was actually the truth. He is sent to investigate, His fiance, the to be ruler sets a trap to get rid of him. He finds out that she is not the true ruler that he is supposed to protect and marry, the con artist is the true ruler and his real fiance, per her father when they where kids. This is a desert planet and the true rulers are called water witches because they can feel and control the water in the underground rivers.
Kerahuginn
This 1980s classic from Connie Willis and Cynthia Felice tells the story of Deza, the titular Water Witch, depicted in the somewhat terrifying cover illustration.

Anastasia like, con-artist Deza impersonates a missing princess as part of a scheme to extract money from a rich family, then realizes that she may actually be a princess after all. Luckily, she's already sleeping with the prince.

Like all the novels co-authored by Willis and Felice, "Water Witch" is simple and fun, fast-paced and adventurous, with a good sense of humor and a hint of romance. I found it a little disjointed and difficult to follow compared to some of their other works together, but it's totally worth a read.
SARAND
this was an interesting story and it kept me interested in the characters. this was the first time I read this author and looking forward to other works from this author
Cia
Great story with a plot that develops with intriguing twists. The characters are rich and full of life and their story is gripping.
Boraston
Connie's name is on this book, but don't expect it to be anywhere near her own, non-co-written books. Usually those are page turners. This one was okay, but oh so predictable. Not sorry I read it though.
Grillador
This was OK, but definitely not vintage Connie Willis. Her solo books have a sort of comedy and tragedy not duplicated here.
Marilace
Water Witch isn't big literature, but it provides an enjoyable few hours in another universe. Initially, the book gives you the impression that this will be fluffy entertainment, but it delivers much more. You bite into cotton candy and find, say, a lemon meringue pie. Just a *little* more depth than you'd expected.
The story is fairly simple, but it would be easy to spoil the plot; forgive me if I'm circumspect. Basically, Water Witch takes place on a planet, long since settled by humans, where water is rare; only a water witch -- someone who's genetically sensitive to water and can feel its presence -- can control the precious resource. However, of the water witches have died out and the current princess, as you learn in the first few pages, doesn't have very much talent. Despite the short-of-water theme, it's definitely not a Dune knockoff, as the alien planet has several well thought out ecological resources.
The story is told from two viewpoints: Deza, the daughter of a con man, and Radi, who's engaged to the last princess of the Red City. Naturally the whole thing is a setup for a love story, and it doesn't disappoint.
All of the above makes this sound like a very serious novel, but it's a done with a light hand and a sense of humor. The humor of real people rather than silliness or laugh-out-loud escapades.
While the story doesn't have the interwoven zanyness that Willis accomplishes so well in her later work (which always makes me think of Katherine Hepburn movies like Bringing Up Baby), it does show signs of her development. The authors do a fine job of storytelling (sometimes you can tell whose hand was on the keyboard, so to speak, but it's rare), with more complex characters than in at least another one of their collaborations.
I enjoyed this book, and think it'd be a fine accompaniment on a long trip.
It's nice when two rivals for the heroine 's love can work together to save the city. I wish the authors had left out the sex part. Especially treating it as a conquest rather than an expression of love.

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