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- ISBN: 0345534077 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- ISBN: 9780345534071 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
320 pages ; 21 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 
|General Note:||"A Del Rey trade paperback original"--Title page verso.|
|Summary, etc.:||"In this new novel, Rafi, a student at a school for super-human psychic abilities, travels the universe with an intergalactic sports team, encountering strange new worlds and alien cultures. Lord's bold new vision of 21st-century science fiction has appeal to both devoted genre fans and readers of literary fiction"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 December #2
Lord's latest, set on several planets in the richly imagined humanoid galaxy introduced in The Best of All Possible Worlds (2013), combines a coming-of-age tale with intergalactic politics and a look at a sport called Wallrunning, which is highly popular in the galaxy. The narrative follows Rafi, a young man trying to understand the depths of his psionic abilities, as he leaves the Lyceum, a school on his home planet, Cygnus Beta, for Punartam, a planet that produces great Wallrunners and boasts influential academies known for rigorous research and philosophical thought. His more savvy and worldly friend Ntenman accompanies Rafi and helps him navigate the alien and matriarchal Punarthai culture. Lord challenges readers with inventive settings, exotic names and locales, and intricate social and economic systems, and her flowing prose adds depth to the story. Because it has new characters and its own story line, the novel is billed as a stand-alone, but those who want the full flavor of Lord's blend of social-science fiction and interplanetary adventure would be better served by starting at the beginning of the saga. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier, and an academic at various times and in various countries. She is now a writer and research consultant in Barbados. Her debut novel, Redemption in Indigo, won the Frank Collymore Literary Award, the William L. Crawford Award, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, and was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.
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