Kirinyaga: a Fable of Utopia

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Koriba, the founder and self-appointed witch doctor of Kirinyaga, a utopian planet based on his native country of Kenya before European influence, confronts challenges from his followers and from Earth in the twenty-second century.

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"Ambitious . . . Well-written . . . A novel of ideas."
--The New York Times Book Review

"RESNICK IS THOUGHT-PROVOKING, IMAGINATIVE . . . AND ABOVE ALL GALACTICALLY GRAND."
--Los Angeles Times

"Among the most highly respected--and controversial--of modern SF stories. Resnick's experiences in Africa form the basis for this epic tale of a leader of the Kikuyu people who leads his followers away from a polluted, overpopulated Kenya to the planet Kirinyaga, which in many ways resembles the Africa of his ancestors. There he attempts to recreate the culture of the past. . . . The situation is rich with complications. . . . the conflict between the environment and technology in certain situations and the role of religion in human affairs. Parts of the book will make you mad, parts will make you sad, and parts will make you proud, but none of the parts will bore you. If only one of Resnick's books will be remembered by history, this will be the one."
--Science Fiction Chronicle

"Nobody spins a yarn better than Mike Resnick. Best of all, when the story's over, you find that he's left something in your memory for you to draw on again and again: a clearer understanding of how nobility emerges from the struggles of life."
--ORSON SCOTT CARD
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Ender's Game

"It's such a very human thing to recreate the 'good old days' when life was simple and people behaved piously, when the old ways ruled and the world was a better place. Mike Resnick's Kirinyaga explores some of the problems of such a retreat into an idealized past. The book is subtitled A Fable of Utopia. Now, as we face the turn of the millennium, we need such fables, such simple reminders of what complicated beings we are."
--OCTAVIA E. BUTLER
Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Kindred

About the Author:

Mike Resnick's outstanding work has won numerous awards--including three Hugos and one Nebula--and has been nominated for dozens more. Resnick has traveled extensively in Africa, the setting for Kirinyaga. He divides his time between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Orlando, Florida.

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