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Lord, Karen 1968-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 67 publications in 4 languages and 2,304 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Folklore  Epic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
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 )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 731 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 567 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 )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 543 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"--
New worlds, old ways : speculative tales from the Caribbean by Karen Lord( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caribbean has a powerful, modern tradition of fantastic literature that's on full display in this anthology of original fiction by writers from Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, and Bermuda . . . None of these writers is likely to be familiar to American audiences, but all are worth getting to know. Readers who love the writing of Nalo Hopkinson, Tobias S. Buckell, and Lord herself will savor this volume."--Publisher's Weekly, Starred reviewDo not be misled by the 'speculative' in the title. Although there may be robots and fantastical creatures, these common symbols are tools to frame the familiar from fresh perspectives. Here you will find the recent past and ongoing present of government and society with curfews, crime, and corruption; the universal themes of family, growth and death, love and hate; the struggle to thrive when power is capricious and revenge too bittersweet. Here too is the passage of everything--old ways, places, peoples, and ourselves--leaving nothing behind but memories, histories, and stories.This anthology speaks to the fragility of our Caribbean home, but reminds the reader that although home may be vulnerable, it is also beautifully resilient. The voice of our literature declares that in spite of disasters, this people and this place shall not be wholly destroyed.Read for delight, then read for depth, and you will not be disappointed.Brand-new stories by: Tammi Browne-Bannister, Summer Edward, Portia Subran, Brandon O'Brien, Kevin Jared Hosein, Richard B. Lynch, Elizabeth J. Jones, Damion Wilson, Brian Franklin, Ararimeh Aiyejina, and H.K. Williams.New Worlds, Old Ways is the third publication of Peekash Press, an imprint of Akashic Books and Peepal Tree Press committed to supporting the emergence of new Caribbean writing, and as part of the CaribLit project
Redemption in indigo by Karen Lord( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 75 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 Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.27 for The galaxy ... to 0.81 for The Best o ...)

Redemption in indigo : a novel
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controlled identityBrown, Zachary

Karen Lord Barbadian novelist and sociologist of religion

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