"An engrossing picaresque quest, a love story, and a moving character study . . . [Karen] Lord is on a par with Ursula K. Le Guin."--"The Guardian"
"[A] fascinating and thoughtful science fiction novel that examines] adaptation, social change, and human relationships. I've not read anything quite like it, which makes it that rare beast: a true original."--Kate Elliott, author of the Crown of Stars series and The Spiritwalker Trilogy
"Reads like smooth jazz comfort food, deceptively familiar and easy going down, but subtly subversive . . . [puts] me in mind of Junot Diaz's brilliant novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"."--Nalo Hopkinson, "Los Angeles Review of Books"
"If you want to see science fiction doing something new and fascinating . . . then you shouldn't sleep on "The Best of All Possible Worlds".""--io9"
"Rewarding science fiction for emotional grown-ups.""--Mysterious Galaxy"
"[A] marvelously formed universe.""--The A.V. Club"
"A rewarding, touching and often funny exploration of the forms and functions of human culture."--"SFX"
""The Best of All Possible Worlds" . . . poses an interesting question: What parts of you do you fight to preserve when everything you know suddenly changes?"--Associated Pressshow more