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Lord, Karen 1968-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 99 publications in 4 languages and 3,000 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Epic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Serialized fiction  Folklore  Literature  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9230.9.L67, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen Lord
Redemption in indigo : a novel by Karen Lord( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 869 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 : a novel by Karen Lord( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 843 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
The galaxy game by Karen Lord( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 655 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"--
Unraveling by Karen Lord( Book )

7 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files. It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes, following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer. As they journey deeper, they discover even more questions that will take pain and patience to answer. What is the price of power? Where is the path to redemption? And how can they stop the man -- or monster -- who would kill the innocent to live forever?" --Publisher description
New worlds, old ways : speculative tales from the Caribbean by Karen Lord( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do 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.--Page [4] of cover
Redemption in indigo by Karen Lord( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating debut by Karen Lord'a retelling of a Senegalese folktale'earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and won the Frank Collymore Award. When Paama finally leaves her gluttonous husband, she attracts the attention of the undying spirit Patience, who gives her Chance's Chaos Stick as a gift. But Chance insists that only he should wield the stick's powers. 'This is one of those literary works of which it can be said that not a word should be changed.''Booklist, starred review
Tremontaine by Ellen Kushner( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this novel Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again. Tremontaine follows Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; Rafe Fenton, a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; Ixkaab Balam, a tradeswoman fro
Ambition by Ellen Kushner( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swordplay, scandal, and sex-welcome to the world of Tremontaine, a glittering new entry in Ellen Kushner's classic Riverside series. This is the 1st episode in the third season of Tremontaine, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode written by Ellen Kushner. Duchess Diane Tremontaine is the guest of honor at a fashionable banquet, but now that she holds power in her own right, challenges-and rivals-come in many f\orms. As allies reveal their own agendas, Diane looks to keep her friends close, and her enemies closer. Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and
Unraveling by Karen Lord( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this standalone fantasy novel by an award-winning author, the dark truth behind a string of unusual murders leads to an otherworldly exploration of demigods, myth, and memory, steeped in Caribbean storytelling.Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files. It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes, following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer. As they journey deeper, they discover even more questions that will take pain and patience to answer. What is the price of power? Where is the path to redemption? And how can they stop the man--or monster--who would kill the innocent to live forever?
Earthsong by Suzette Haden Elgin( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the stunning conclusion to the Native Trilogy, female linguists must once again come forward and fight for the future of humanity
Die beste Welt Roman by Karen Lord( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als der Planet der Sadiri zerstört wird, bleibt den wenigen Überlebenden nichts anderes übrig, als sich auf Cygnus Beta eine neue Heimat zu suchen. Obwohl entfernt miteinander verwandt, sind die kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen Cygnianern und Sadiri groß. Grace Delarua wird von der Regierung Cygnus Betas beauftragt, die Sadiri auf ihrer Suche nach Siedlungen ihrer Vorfahren auf Cygnus Beta zu begleiten. Für sie beginnt eine abenteuerliche Reise, die ihr Leben und ihre eigene kulturelle Identität für immer verändern wird
SWORD AND SPIRIT (TREMONTAINE SEASON 3 EPISODE 9) by Karen Lord( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dragon Rampant (Tremontaine Season 3 Episode 11) by Karen Lord( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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Redemption in indigo : a novel
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Karen Lord Barbadian novelist and sociologist of religion

Karen Lord écrivaine de science-fiction barbadienne

Karen Lord novelista barbadense

Karen Lord novelista barbadiana

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