The sequel to critically acclaimed The Best of All Possible Worlds from Barbadian writer Karen Lord
The sequel to critically acclaimed The Best of All Possible Worlds from award-winning Barbadian writer Karen Lord.
For years, Rafi Delarua watched his family suffer under his father's unethical use of psionic power. Now the government has Rafi under surveillance. Hating their crude attempts to analyse his brain, he escapes to the planet Punartam, where his abilities are the norm, not the exception. Punartam is also the centre for his favourite sport, wallrunning - and thanks to his best friend, he discovers a way to train with the elite.
But soon Rafi realises he's playing quite a different game.
The galaxy is changing; unrest is spreading and the Zhinuvian cartels are plotting, making the stars a far more dangerous place to aim. There may yet be one solution - involving interstellar travel, galactic power and the love of a beautiful game.
'A smart science fictional fable as inventive and involving as it is finally vital' - Tor.com
An engrossing picaresque quest, a love story, and a moving character study of two very different people coming to understand themselves . . . Lord is on a par with Ursula K Le Guin - Guardian on The Best of All Possible Worlds
Perfect for those looking for a new kind of story to read, one told without the usual trappings of the genre and envisioned in an innovative way - Speconspecfic.com on The Best of All Possible Worlds
The author is clearly a class apart, and doubly so in terms of her prose . . . Utterly astonishing - Tor.com on The Best of All Possible Worlds
Karen Lord was born in Barbados. She has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier and an academic at various times and in various countries, before returning to Barbados, where she is now a writer and research consultant. Her debut novel, Redemption in Indigo, won a slew of awards, including the Frank Collymore Literary Award, the William L. Crawford Award, the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award for Best Debut Novel and the Mythopoeic Award, and was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. Redemption in Indigo, The Best of All Possible Worlds and its sequel, The Galaxy Game, are published by Jo Fletcher Books.