The Galaxy Game

The Galaxy Game

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For years, Rafi Delarua saw his family suffer under his father's unethical use of psionic power. Now the government has Rafi under close watch but, 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 has found a way to train with the elite. But Rafi soon realises he's playing quite a different game, for 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 165 x 241 x 33mm | 600g
  • Jo Fletcher Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780876890
  • 9781780876894
  • 1,520,318

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a leisurely exploration of multiple societies, power-politics and race relations . . . The Galaxy Game will only add to her [Karen Lord's] considerable reputation * Guardian * every bit the book The Best of All Possible Worlds was: a smart science fictional fable as inventive and involving as it is finally vital * * Lord writes social science fiction reminiscent of Ursula Le Guin . . . I would recommend both The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game to anybody who craves mature social science fiction * SFF World *
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About Karen Lord

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 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Award, the 2011 William L. Crawford Award, the 2012 Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award for Best Debut Novel and the Mythopoeic Award, and was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. Redemption in Indigo and The Best of All Possible Worlds, the prequel to The Galaxy Game, are published by Jo Fletcher Books.
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730 ratings
3.08 out of 5 stars
5 9% (67)
4 27% (196)
3 35% (253)
2 21% (155)
1 8% (59)
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