THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
by Karen Lord
“The genre of speculative fiction is particularly well-suited to exploring ideas and what-ifs, and estrapolations of situations in our present. Genocide strikes in an alien society, leaving only a few male members behind after the near total destruction of their home planet and culture. Lord takes on big-picture questions like cultural survival, gender roles, and telepathic ethics by focusing on a microcosm. Assistant biotechnician Delarua accompanies several Sadri survivors, including the gently grieving Dellenahkh, on an exploratory mission of the other cultures the Sadiri now must attempt to assimilate themsleves with. Multiple award-winner Lord’s latest is rewarding science fiction for emotional grown-up.”- Maryelizabeth Mysterious Galazy Review Del Rey, $25.00.
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