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The Best of All Possible Worlds

por Karen Lord

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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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Catastrophe strikes as a race called the Sadiri is nearly eradicated, and the remnant population strugglwa ro resurrect its culture by weeding through related species on planet Cygnus Beta. Sadiri councillor Dllenahkh is joined by planetary officials, including biologist Grace Delarua. The novel's beauty is two fold: first, an anthropological journey among various tribes and their interactions with the team, and second, the respect and growing intimacy between Delarua and Dllenahkh. A space oddity: 4.5 stars. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
This is a standalone science fiction book about finding appropriate wives for a group of Vulc… I mean, a group of Sadiri, after their planet has been destroyed and most of their women killed.

Ok, it’s really about more than that, but that’s the main plot that drives the story from beginning to end. The book is set on a planet where refugees from many different human cultures over the centuries have come, living in small and mostly insular communities where they maintain their own culture. The Sadiri are the most recent arrivals. Most of the story is told from the first-person perspective of Grace, a scientist assigned to help the Sadiri sort out their procreation issues.

It was interesting, and it held my attention pretty strongly after a slow start. My problem was that it started to tell a lot of interesting stories but didn’t finish them because those weren’t the stories the author wanted to tell. We meet different cultures, see hints of problems and mysteries and interesting histories at different settlements, learn just enough to want to know more about what’s going on there, and then we leave them to their own problems and move on to the next settlement. The transition from the first settlement was so abrupt that I assumed events there would somehow play a larger role in the story later, but nope.

I sometimes felt like I was reading some sort of story sampler, where we were given bits and pieces of different stories but never a full story, or at least not any of the full stories I wanted to read. The book was more about relationships than plot, I think. Not just romantic relationships, although there is some of that, but friends, colleagues, family members, relating to different cultures, etc. The main romance worked pretty well for me. I buy into them more easily when they build very slowly over time, growing first into friendship and then into something stronger like this one did, as long as they’re written well. This romance was written pretty well, but I would have been more interested in some of the partial stories if they had been fully fleshed out.

This is a hard one to rate. I enjoyed it, but it also frustrated me several times. I’m going to give it 3.5 stars and round down to 3 on Goodreads. ( )
1 vote YouKneeK | Jan 11, 2021 |
Me ha gustado mucho. La relación entre los protagonistas me ha encantado, el subtexto es conflictivo pero interesante, el ritmo es tranquilo y se va desarrollando; tiene todos los puntos para ser uno de mis libros favoritos de este año, y lo ha sido a excepción de la explicación del arranque chungo que tuvo Dllenahkh con su exesposa y que aparece en los últimos capítulos.

Sin embargo, cabe añadir varias cosas de la traducción: entre otras cosas, hay omisión de párrafos, cambio de género de un personaje agénero a un género masculino o traducciones muy literales. Si queréis leerlo, os recomiendo que lo hagáis en su versión original. ( )
  essuniz | Jan 5, 2021 |
I saw this on Netgalley and put in a request; I was really surprised at how much I ended up enjoying it.

In this novel, the destruction of their homeworld forces the Sadiri people to seek out permanent places of relocation for their survivors; one group of male Sadiri settles on Cygnus Beta, a highly diverse planet whose population includes many others who have been forcefully or tragically relocated. Grace Delarua, an assistant biotechnician with a knack for languages, is assigned to the Sadiri as a government liason to assist in their transition and acclimation process. She soon learns from Dllenahkh, one of the Sadiri, that the reason his people are on Cygnus Beta is to locate and meet taSadiri, members of their race who left Sadira long before the tragedy, and with whom the now decimated Sadiri people would like to reunite. And since one of the highest priorities of these settlers is to find and marry women who complement and are open to the Sadiri culture and lifestyle, in order to begin families and maintain what remains of their society, locating people who have descended from the taSadiri is very important not only to the Sadiri now on Cygnus Beta, but also to the New Sadira government. Thus, Grace finds herself being assigned to accompany the Sadiri party as they visit several widespread villages and settlements across the provinces in search of the taSadiri descendants.

I found the sociological aspects of this story to be very interesting: the idea of a decimated people, overpopulated with men, and the ideas that they came up with to address this problem; the discussions that Dllenahkh, one of the Sadiri, has with Grace in regards to his government's ideas on repopulation and maintaining their culture while spread out over many foreign planets. Although the plot and resolution may have been used before, and may seem somewhat predictable in the end, I thoroughly enjoyed the read. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
If you've ever read SF and thought, why is this so dark? Why is there all this suspense and peril? Why all the tragedy? ..... well, you might like this. It's sci-fluff. Hardly anybody is ever in danger and there is no one single plot except for the romance, which proceeds with no real challenges. It's just -- nice. And soft. And fluffy.

The writing is good enough that I still ate it up, despite the lack of narrative drive. I did enjoy it. At the same time, I was pretty frustrated more than once at how little happened. There was a mystery about "Caretakers" which more confused than intrigued me. And the little episodic plots were fine, but why couldn't there be a real challenge that spanned the book?

It felt kind of like a Spock/Troi fanfic that was moved into a new world. But I'm not saying that's a bad thing. People read fanfic after all. ( )
  jennelikejennay | Dec 31, 2020 |
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Think “Moonlighting" with aliens. And some action, adventure, psychological thrills and thoughtful examination of the power of culture. The Best of All Possible Worlds has moments that are laugh-out-loud funny and tear-provokingly sad, which puts it on the list of best of all possible science fiction novels for this year.
adicionada por KelMunger | editarLit/Rant, Kel Munger (Jun 17, 2013)
 
In sum, The Best of All Possible Worlds rings refreshing changes on both the formula romance and the ensemble SF adventure series. . . . Still, if the novel isn't entirely successful in all it sets out to do, that is perhaps forgivable, given the scope of its ambitions.
adicionada por karenb | editarStrange Horizons, L Timmel Duchamp (Jun 3, 2013)
 

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Lord, Karenautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Brock, CharlesDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Miles, RobinNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Wong, VictoriaDesignerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado

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