WorldCat Identities

Lord, Karen 1968-

Overview
Works: 5 works in 47 publications in 4 languages and 1,965 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9230.9.L67, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen Lord
The Best of All Possible Worlds : a novel by Karen Lord( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their homeland is destroyed, the survivors of a proud and aloof alien society struggle to reach out to the rest of the galaxy for aid and understanding while striving to preserve their cherished way of life
Redemption in indigo : a novel by Karen Lord( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-telling of a Senegalese folktale. Paama is presented with a gift from the undying ones: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world
The galaxy game by Karen Lord( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Karen Lord is one of today's most brilliant young talents. Her science fiction, like that of predecessors Ursula K. Le Guin and China Mieville, combines star-spanning plots, deeply felt characters, and incisive social commentary. With The Galaxy Game, Lord presents a gripping adventure that showcases her dazzling imagination as never before. On the verge of adulthood, Rafi attends the Lyceum, a school for the psionically gifted. Rafi possesses mental abilities that might benefit people. or control them. Some wish to help Rafi wield his powers responsibly; others see him as a threat to be contained. Rafi's only freedom at the Lyceum is Wallrunning: a game of speed and agility played on vast vertical surfaces riddled with variable gravity fields. Serendipity and Ntenman are also students at the Lyceum, but unlike Rafi they come from communities where such abilities are valued. Serendipity finds the Lyceum as much a prison as a school, and she yearns for a meaningful life beyond its gates. Ntenman, with his quick tongue, quicker mind, and a willingness to bend if not break the rules, has no problem fitting in. But he too has his reasons for wanting to escape. Now the three friends are about to experience a moment of violent change as seething tensions between rival star-faring civilizations come to a head. For Serendipity, it will challenge her ideas of community and self. For Ntenman, it will open new opportunities and new dangers. And for Rafi, given a chance to train with some of the best Wallrunners in the galaxy, it will lead to the discovery that there is more to Wallrunning than he ever suspected. and more to himself than he ever dreamed"--
Redemption in indigo by Karen Lord( Recording )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-telling of a Senegalese folktale. Paama is presented with a gift from the undying ones: the Chaos Stick, which allows her to manipulate the subtle forces of the world
Le meilleur des mondes possibles by Karen Lord( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.23 for The galaxy ... to 0.97 for Le meilleu ...)

Redemption in indigo : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityBrown, Zachary

Karen Lord Barbadian novelist and sociologist of religion

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