The Best of All Possible Worlds

by Karen Lord

eBooks of the Month Popular Science

The Best of All Possible Worlds Synopsis

This is a story of hope. Grace Delarua, a civil servant with the government of Cygnus Beta, remembers when the Sadiri arrived on their planet, a galactic hinterland for pioneers and refugees. This is a story of survival. Dllenahkh, leader of the small group of Sadiri settlers on Cygnus Beta, remembers the cool strong blues and gentle sunlight of his home world. He also remembers the moment he was told his planet was destroyed. This is a story of love. Now they must work together to rebuild his decimated population by searching for the last surviving members of his race. This is a story about finding the best of all possible worlds.

The Best of All Possible Worlds Press Reviews

'The author is clearly a class apart, and doubly so in terms of her prose ... Utterly astonishing'
Tor.com

 'A rewarding, touching and often funny exploration of the forms and functions of human culture. Plus, it has flying monks - a universally improving ingredient!
SFX

 'Karen Lord's second novel carries deliberate echoes of Ray Bradbury's classic Mars colonisation stories. It's refined, meditative and life-affirming, and its exploration of gender politics and ethnology confirms Lord as the natural heiress to Octavia Butler and Ursula Le Guin
Financial Time

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ISBN: 9781780871684
Publication date: 01/05/2014
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780871684
Publication date: 1st May 2014
Author: Karen Lord
Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books an imprint of Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science,
Categories: Science fiction,

About Karen Lord

Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier and an academic at various times and in various countries. She is now a writer and research consultant in Barbados. Her debut novel Redemption in Indigo won the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Award, the 2011 William L. Crawford Award and the Mythopoeic Award, and is nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award.

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