The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord

Staff Pick

If you love the romantasy (romantic fantasy) trend, give this sci-fi romance (sci-fimance?) a try! Lord's novel centers on Grace, a biotechnician deployed by the government of Cygnus Beta to aid the humans of Sadiri in rebuilding their society after a genocidal attack destroyed their homeworld. The narrative's scientific expedition is a whirlwind, episodic, anthropological tour of Cygnus Beta, as Grace accompanies the Sadiri, led by aloof heartthrob psychic Dllenahkh (did I mention that the Sadiri are telepaths and Grace is an empath?), on their search for diasporic remnants of their culture. This book is a pure delight as it packs in comedies of manners, unique romances, heartbreaking tragedies, workplace hijinks, and stunningly beautiful meditations on the natures of humanity, time, and consciousness.

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ISBN: 9780345549341
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Published: Del Rey - February 4th, 2014