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The Blue, Beautiful World

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The Blue, Beautiful World by Karen Lord
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Aug 29, 2023 | ISBN 9780593598436

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The Blue, Beautiful World is science fiction at its best—unexpected, wise, and compassionate. We all need this book, more urgently than ever.”—Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister

The Blue, Beautiful World is unlike any science fiction you’ve read. It is a treatise on global diplomacy, a first-contact adventure, and a meditation on the transformative power of pop culture. Most of all, it is a gorgeous, wise tale of our shared traumatic histories and potential futures together, on a planet whose mysteries humans have only begun to explore. Step into Karen Lord’s world and be changed forever.”—Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous and The Terraformers

“This is the thrilling, cerebral, empathetic, and hopeful speculative fiction the world absolutely needs—now and always.”—Samit Basu, author of The City Inside

“Brimming with sharp characters, action, espionage, and audacious ideas, The Blue, Beautiful World subverts the idea of first contact, and then inverts it, too—just in case. Lord delivers profound insights on charisma, identity, cooperation, and family, all wrapped up in a cracking high-stakes story of intergalactic intrigue.”—Malka Older, author of Infomocracy

“A wise, ambitious, and beautifully crafted novel of first contact, the future of Earth, and the challenges posed by survival, change, and compassionate connection.”—Kate Elliott, author of Unconquerable Sun and The Keeper’s Six

“An exquisite novel of galactic diaspora, of long-lost humankind coming home, The Blue, Beautiful World is a thoughtful and dreamlike examination of the goodness and potential in humanity. It will change the way you think about family, empathy, and the mysterious ghosts born here on our own world.”—Tessa Gratton, author of The Queens of Innis Lear

“The Blue, Beautiful World launches you into an exquisite world bursting with people and ideas that reach beyond its pages. If you enjoy large-scale, big-brained fiction with a heart of gold, this is the book for you.”—Suyi Davies Okungbowa, author of Son of the Storm

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