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The best of all Possible Worlds : a novel, Karen Lord

Label
The best of all Possible Worlds : a novel
Title
The best of all Possible Worlds
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karen Lord
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When their homeland is destroyed, the survivors of a proud and aloof alien society struggle to reach out to the rest of the galaxy for aid and understanding while striving to preserve their cherished way of life
Summary
When their homeworld is destroyed, the survivors of an alien society, the Sadiri, settle among the human inhabitants of Cygnus Beta. Unfortunately for the Sadiri, all the refugees are male, meaning that their race will soon become extinct unless they reach out to their new neighbors. As the Sadiri struggle with the necessity of preserving their culture by altering it forever, the bio-technicians of Cygnus Beta work to locate genetically compatible populations with whom the Sadiri can integrate and reproduce. Then scientist Grace Delarua forms an unexpected bond with designated Sadiri representative Councilor Dllenahkh -- a relationship that complicates an already difficult project. This lyrical, leisurely and highly atmospheric novel explores how two very different cultures try to connect. - Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10166241
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lord, Karen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9230.9.L67
LC item number
B47 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-alien encounters
  • Human-alien encounters
Target audience
adult
Label
The best of all Possible Worlds : a novel, Karen Lord
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before -- The best of all possible worlds -- Matchmaker, matchmaker -- A means to other ends -- Happy families -- Bacchanal -- Never forget -- The Faerie Queen -- Ridi, Pagliaccio -- The master's house -- Unfinished business -- Falling -- Remembrance day -- The last assignment -- The unlikely angel -- An ideal husband
Control code
ocn794359095
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780345549341
Lccn
2012041918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)794359095
Label
The best of all Possible Worlds : a novel, Karen Lord
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 307)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before -- The best of all possible worlds -- Matchmaker, matchmaker -- A means to other ends -- Happy families -- Bacchanal -- Never forget -- The Faerie Queen -- Ridi, Pagliaccio -- The master's house -- Unfinished business -- Falling -- Remembrance day -- The last assignment -- The unlikely angel -- An ideal husband
Control code
ocn794359095
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9780345549341
Lccn
2012041918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)794359095

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