By Karen Lord
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Karen Lord's debut novel, the multiple-award-winning Redemption in Indigo, introduced the looks of an immense new talent—a robust, brilliantly cutting edge voice fusing Caribbean storytelling traditions and speculative fiction with subversive wit and incisive mind. in comparison via critics to such heavyweights as Nalo Hopkinson, China Miéville, and Ursula okay. Le Guin, Lord does certainly belong in such choose company—yet, like them, she boldly blazes her personal trail.
Now Lord returns with a moment novel that exceeds the promise of her first. the simplest of All attainable Worlds is a beautiful technology fiction epic that also is a superbly wrought, deeply relocating love story.
A proud and reserved alien society reveals its fatherland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors haven't any selection yet to arrive out to the indigenous humanoids in their followed global, to whom they're distantly similar. they need to maintain their adored lifestyle yet come to find that during order to maintain their tradition, they might need to switch it forever.
Now a guy and a lady from those clashing societies needs to interact to avoid wasting this vanishing race—and turn out uncovering historic mysteries with far-reaching ramifications. As their project hangs within the stability, this not going team—one cool and cerebral, the opposite fiery and impulsive—just might locate in one another their very own destinies . . . and a strength that transcends all.
Praise for the easiest of All attainable Worlds
"An engrossing picaresque quest, a love tale, and a relocating personality research . . . [Karen] Lord is on a par with Ursula okay. Le Guin."—The Guardian
"[A] attention-grabbing and considerate technology fiction novel that examines] variation, social switch, and human relationships. I've no longer learn something rather love it, which makes it that infrequent beast: a real original."—Kate Elliott, writer of the Crown of Stars sequence and The Spiritwalker Trilogy
"Reads like gentle jazz convenience nutrition, deceptively ordinary and straightforward taking place, yet subtly subversive . . . [puts] me in brain of Junot Díaz's fabulous novel The short Wondrous lifetime of Oscar Wao."—Nalo Hopkinson, l. a. overview of Books
"If you must see technological know-how fiction doing anything new and engaging . . . you then shouldn't sleep at the better of All attainable Worlds."—io9
"Rewarding technological know-how fiction for emotional grown-ups."—Mysterious Galaxy
"[A] marvelously shaped universe."—The A.V. Club
"A lucrative, touching and sometimes humorous exploration of the varieties and features of human culture."—SFX
"The better of All attainable Worlds . . . poses an attractive query: What components of you do you struggle to maintain while every little thing you recognize by surprise changes?"—Associated Press
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Reach was one of the UNSC’s largest industrial bases, ringed with high-orbit gun batteries, space docks, and a fleet of heavily-armed capital ships. On the planet’s surface were Marine and Navy Special Warfare training grounds, OCS schools, and between her underground facilities and the surface were three hundred meters of hardened steel and concrete. The room where she now stood could withstand a direct hit from an 80-megaton nuke. So why did she feel so vulnerable? Dr. Halsey knew what she had to do.
Dr. Halsey spotted John, subject Number 117, the first boy she had confirmed as a viable candidate. He wrinkled his forehead, confused, but he listened with rapt attention. ” The children stirred. Their handlers kept a firm grip on their shoulders. “This place will become your home,” Dr. Halsey said in as soothing a voice as she could muster. “Your fellow trainees will be your family now. The training will be difficult. ” Patriotic words, but they rang hollow in her ears. She had wanted to tell them the truth—but how could she?
John heard an owl hooting in the distance. He marched toward the sound. “Hey, owl,” he said when he was close. Sam stepped out from behind a tree and grinned. ” They walked around the circumference of the lake, gathering the rest of the children in the squad. John counted them to make sure: sixty-seven. “Let’s get the map pieces together,” Kelly suggested. “Good idea,” John said. “Sam, take three and scout the area. ” Sam picked Fhajad, James, and Linda and then the four of them took off into the brush.
The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord