Monday, April 6, 2015

Bocas Lit Fest: The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord

In my pursuit to get ready for the Bocas Lit Fest, I just finished my first of five books that I will read in preparation for the festival.

Before I even start to talk about this book, I must tell you that I totally admire science fiction writers such as Tananarive Due, Suzanne Collins, Stephen King, Octavia Butler, and Karen Lord. Science Fiction writers' mind are completely incredible, like really incredible. They think of ideas that are sooooo other worldish, then they write about these things, and convey them in a manner where people can understand their outlandish thoughts.

Galaxy Game has a Star Wars feel to it. It is definitely entertaining, and the writing style had me frantically reading to see what was going to happen to the main character, Rafi, who is psionically gifted. Now, because of the other-worldish things that goes on in this book, it is very difficult for me to really explain the plot so, I will let NPR do it for me here.

My people, after a little research, I found out that The Galaxy Game is the sequel to The Best of All Possible Worlds.....I guess I should have read The Best of All Possible Worlds first. But, I am fairly intelligent and was able to understand this book, I think, without reading The Best of All Possible Worlds first. (I will go back and read it someday.)

When I see Karen at the Bocas Lit Fest, some of the first things that I am going to ask her are "What was her inspiration for writing this book... Where in the world did she get this most fascinating idea from?" I just need to know what goes on inside of a science-fiction writer's brain.

If you get a moment, you may want to check this one out.

Ok, my people, the next book that is on my list to be read for the Bocas Lit Fest is Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, but it had to be ordered, and is not here yet. So, I will start reading Children of Paradise by Fred D'Aguiar.

Happy Easter Monday!


ArchivedProfile said...

As I'm reading "The Salt Roads" I'm starting to have the same thoughts about how incredible it is that someone can think up such things and make them make sense! This book I'm reading has a spirit going to different people's bodies and jumping across continents. And I'm following it! Although this read isn't as light as I hoped it would be, it has me thinking I've really been missing out on the speculative fiction genre.

Jacqueline said...

Yes, science fiction writers rock!

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