The Best of All Possible Worlds
by Karen Lord
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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.
‘Refined, meditative and life-affirming … its exploration of gender politics and ethnology confirms Lord as the natural heiress to Octavia Butler and Ursula Le Guin’ Financial Times.
‘The imagination behind her galaxy and its variation of the human race cannot be faulted’ Sci-Fi Now magazine.
‘A real delight to read’ Fantasy Book Critic.
‘A rewarding, touching and often funny exploration of the forms and functions of human culture’ SFX magazine.
‘A sweet and gentle and sorrowful novel, written with warmth and wit and wonder … sumptuous’ Speculative Scotsman.
‘An episodic quest with a Caribbean-flavoured mix of societies’ Sunday Telegraph.
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