Karen Lord: Caribbean Speculative Fiction with Bull Spec

Mon 8/5 7pm
Bull Spec Magazine presents Caribbean Speculative Fiction with Karen Lord

Best of All Possible Worlds Del Ray Books (Random House) $25 hc  9780345534057

Local lit zine Bull Spec hosts this exploration of all things fantastical and otherworldly with Barbadian author Karen Lord.   Karen was born in Barbados and holds a science degree from the University of Toronto and a PhD in the sociology of religion from The University of Wales. She has taught physics, trained soldiers, and worked in the Foreign Service.

Praise for Karen’s most recent sci fi novel, Best of All Possible Worlds:

"If you want to see science fiction doing something new and fascinating in 2013, then you shouldn't sleep on Best of All Possible Worlds."--io9

"A vivid, detailed science fiction story with all the trappings of a quality romance, Lord's sophomore novel is not to be missed."--RT Book Reviews

"A rewarding, touching and often funny exploration of the forms and functions of human culture."--SFX
"Multiple award-winner Lord's latest is rewarding science fiction for emotional grown-ups."--Mysterious Galaxy
""The Best of All Possible Worlds" . . . poses an interesting question: What parts of you do you fight to preserve when everything you know suddenly changes?"--Associated Press

Praise for Karen’s first novel, Redemption in Indigo:
Small Beer Press (Consortium) $16 pb 08/2010 9781931520669

“A clever, exuberant mix of Caribbean and Senegalese influences.”--New York Times Book Review. “Packs a great deal of subtly alluring storytelling into this small package.”--Publishers Weekly

Event date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Next to Foster's Market & Kitchen
27514 Chapel Hill
The Best of All Possible Worlds By Karen Lord Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345534057
Availability: Usually Available in 5-9 Days, supply chain issues may affect these times
Published: Del Rey Books - February 12th, 2013