Check out the cover art and synopsis of the Karen Lord’s next novel The Best of All Possible Worlds.

Cover art shown here. Here’s the synopsis:

When Grace Delarua, civil servant of the government of Cygnus Beta, is assigned to work with Dllenahkh from the new Sadiri settlement, her routine job suddenly becomes very interesting. Formerly the galaxy’s ruling elite, Dllenahkh and his group of Sadiri refugees are the excess males of a decimated population, desperate in their search for stability, security … and wives. Some people would let the Ministry of Family Planning handle the matchmaking duties, but Dllenahkh, conscientious as ever, decides to track down the descendants of previous Sadiri settlers.

Grace gets swept along on a year of travel and discovery that changes her life completely and challenges the very idea of what it means to be Cygnian or Sadiri. The Best of All Possible Worlds is Grace’s journal, and a story about survival and identity on several levels – individual, familial, national, global, and human.

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (February 12, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0345534050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345534057

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