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Kirinyaga: A Fable of Utopia
Mike Resnick
The science fiction storytelling of Mike Resnick has been praised as "thought-provoking, imaginative, and above all galactically grand" by the Los Angeles Times and "ironic, inventive, and very readable" by Publishers Weekly. All of these qualities are in abundant evidence in KIRINYAGA: A FABLE OF UTOPIA, which New York Times-bestselling author Raymond E. Feist calls "wonderful" and Hugo Award-winning editor Gardner Dozois proclaims "profound, exciting and evocative". This compelling multi-award-winning tale is a gripping blend of complex character study, utopian drama, and fast-paced survival adventure. It is a masterpiece that every science fiction reader will want to own and savor for years to come.In the first half of the twenty-second century on the terraformed planetoid of Kirinyaga, Koriba -- an educated black man from the African nation of Kenya -- founds a utopian society. Modeled on his native country as it was before European influence, it is a primitive colony where existence is harsh. As the founder and self-appointed witch doctor, Koriba alone governs the lives of the colonists. He alone communicates off-world to the rest of humanity via a secret computer. And he alone confronts his challengers when opposition ultimately arises both on his home planet and among his followers....
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