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The Best of all Possible Worlds 
Karen Lord
ISBN 178087166X
A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever. Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race—and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications. As their mission hangs in the balance, this unlikely team—one cool and cerebral, the other fiery and impulsive—just may find in each other their own destinies … and a force that transcends all. “This fascinating and thoughtful science fiction novel breaks out of the typical conflict-centered narrative paradigm to examine adaptation, social change, and human relationships. I’ve not read anything quite like it, which it makes that rare beast: a true original.”—Kate Elliot, author of the Crown of Stars series and the Spiritwalker Trilogy.
  1. The Best of all Possible Worlds

    Karen Lord

    ISBN 178087166X

    A proud and reserved alien society finds its homeland destroyed in an unprovoked act of aggression, and the survivors have no choice but to reach out to the indigenous humanoids of their adopted world, to whom they are distantly related. They wish to preserve their cherished way of life but come to discover that in order to preserve their culture, they may have to change it forever. Now a man and a woman from these two clashing societies must work together to save this vanishing race—and end up uncovering ancient mysteries with far-reaching ramifications. As their mission hangs in the balance, this unlikely team—one cool and cerebral, the other fiery and impulsive—just may find in each other their own destinies … and a force that transcends all. “This fascinating and thoughtful science fiction novel breaks out of the typical conflict-centered narrative paradigm to examine adaptation, social change, and human relationships. I’ve not read anything quite like it, which it makes that rare beast: a true original.”—Kate Elliot, author of the Crown of Stars series and the Spiritwalker Trilogy.

  1. 25 notesTimestamp: Thursday 2012/12/13 12:15:00Karen Lordfantasyfictionspeculative fictionContemporary fiction
  1. wildunicornherd reblogged this from kynodontas and added:
    1. oooooh okay! i haven’t readpersuasionso i should probly read that first yeah 2. no, because i read a spoiler for it...
  2. kynodontas reblogged this from wildunicornherd and added:
    1. apparently the worldbuilding is done rather well? (my fav austen + potentially well done worldbuilding/worldbuilding...
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  4. talesofthestarshipregeneration reblogged this from wildunicornherd and added:
    I reserved Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist at the library just a bit ago. If that aint scifi I doan wanna know!
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