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4.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 54.16 out of 5 4.16 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Resnick Narrator: Paul Garcia Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN:
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Written by one of science fiction's master storytellers, this collection of award-winning stories tells the haunting and compelling tale of one man's utopia.

In 22nd-century Kenya, polluted cities flank the once-sacred Mount Kirinyaga, replacing the great animal herds of distant memory. But Koriba, an educated man of Kikuyu ancestry, knows that life was different for his people centuries ago, and he is determined to recreate it - on the planetoid he proudly names Kirinyaga.

Reinstating the ancient customs and stringent laws of the Kikuyu people, Koriba leads the colonists as their witch doctor. Only he, unbeknownst to his people, maintains the computer link to the rest of humanity. But the Kirinyaga experiment threatens to collapse from, ironically, humankind's insatiable desire for knowledge.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 2/13/2014

    " That explains the sense of deja vu. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 2/9/2014

    " Brilliant, a lovely series of short stories that create a greater tapestry of the birth and eventually downfall of a utopia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 1/20/2014

    " An exercise in understanding and the nature of lore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 12/22/2013

    " Utopia on another planet and the limitations humans face in living up to it. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/21/2013

    " A brilliant fable of culture and ideals - and their survival and evolution. Includes the greatest example of an anti-hero since Michael Corleone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Moore | 12/16/2013

    " My father-in-law told me to read this book. I wasn't into it at first, but the more I read, the more I liked it. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself thinking about it even when I wasn't reading it. I do enjoy good social-science fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke Burrage | 12/11/2013

    " Listen to my full review: SFBRP #090 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colleen | 10/1/2012

    " I'm gonna be really lazy with this one, and just link to Jen's review. I think she generally summed up my feelings, and I don't feel like writing out a review after posting about it this morning in the group. *shrugs* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Krammer | 11/30/2011

    " Basically, if I could take any book I've read and force High School English students to read something, this would be the book. Incredible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serena | 10/23/2011

    " I'm still trying to figure out this book. I am still not sure I liked it or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claude Lalumière | 10/12/2011

    " A poignant blend of myth and SF. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 5/22/2011

    " I reviewed this years ago in SF Age, so I'm not going to repeat that here. I'll just say that my opinion hasn't changed. This is a worthwhile book, well worth anyone's time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 1/31/2011

    " I reviewed this years ago in SF Age, so I'm not going to repeat that here. I'll just say that my opinion hasn't changed. This is a worthwhile book, well worth anyone's time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabasco | 9/7/2010

    " One of the most original books i've ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 4/19/2010

    " A brilliant fable of culture and ideals - and their survival and evolution. Includes the greatest example of an anti-hero since Michael Corleone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luke | 4/12/2010

    " Listen to my full review: SFBRP #090 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/5/2010

    " My father-in-law told me to read this book. I wasn't into it at first, but the more I read, the more I liked it. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself thinking about it even when I wasn't reading it. I do enjoy good social-science fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 6/15/2008

    " Basically, if I could take any book I've read and force High School English students to read something, this would be the book. Incredible! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 10/5/2007

    " Utopia on another planet and the limitations humans face in living up to it. Great book. "

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About the Author
Author Mike Resnick

Mike Resnick’s work has won numerous awards, including five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. He is the author of over sixty books, two screenplays, forty anthologies, and hundreds of other stories. Resnick divides his time between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Orlando, Florida.