- Title: The Webs of Varok
- Author: Cary Neeper
- ISBN: 9781622220014
- Page: 375
- Format: Paperback
Silver medalist, YA fiction Nautilus Book Awards Finalist, science fiction ForeWord s Book of the Year Awards In an alternate 21st century Solar System Tandra Grey has left Earth for the ancient sustainable culture of Varok, with its promise of stability for her young daughter But a genius with a hidden talent sets her eye on Varok s wealth and Tandra s soul mates TSilver medalist, YA fiction Nautilus Book AwardsFinalist, science fiction ForeWord s Book of the Year AwardsIn an alternate 21st century Solar System Tandra Grey has left Earth for the ancient sustainable culture of Varok, with its promise of stability for her young daughter But a genius with a hidden talent sets her eye on Varok s wealth and Tandra s soul mates Tandra, the elll Conn, and the varok Orram must untangle a web of deceit to restore balance for Varok and their fragile new family engaging, multi layered, provocative, and above all relevant to the times Frank Kaminski, book reviewer for Energy Bulletin and Resilience a page turning struggle between the eternal themes of personal accumulation vs the common good Kathy Campbell, past president, League of Women Voters New Mexico so many alien imaginative twists, intrigues, and betrayals that the spellbound reader won t even realize s he s being educated Professor William Rees, originator of the Ecological Footprint conceptThe second novel in Cary Neeper s Archives of Varok series, The Webs of Varok follows the new, offworld adventures of the characters from Neeper s 1975 novel A Place Beyond Man, re released in 2011 With three titles coming in 2013 14, the five volume Archives of Varok travels with Tandra s family on quests from Earth to the Oort Cloud with several stops in between.Cary Neeper lives in the US Southwest with her husband and a friendly menagerie of dogs, fish and fowl An avid proponent of sustainability and steady state economics since the 1970s, she studied zoology, chemistry and religion at Pomona College and medical microbiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison Cary paints landscapes in acrylics, including the cover art for The Webs of Varok.
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Tandra Grey, a human woman, flees a troubled Earth with her daughter and her adopted family of two aliens of different species, looking for peace as well as answers for Earth's problems. They return to the aliens’ home planet of Varok--a moon of Jupiter--where they hope to live a peaceful life in a society that has prospered in a “Steady-State” economy for centuries. They arrive on Varok, however, only to discover that one greedy woman, named Mahntik, has found a means by which to decei [...]
The best science-fiction/fantasy novels are ones that lie outside the stereotypes of either genre. I abhor reading fantasy just for fantasies' sake. Why escape to another world when you return to the same world as the same person? I like to have meaning in my books, something with meat on it, that I can rip away and take with me. Certainly, there will be a few times when Anne McCaffrey's books will call to me, something light, but usually, I want something more along the lines of Orson Scott Car [...]
Originally posted at: A Girl That Likes Books I got this book through the Early Reviewers program of LybraryThing, and here is my review.What's the book about?This is the second installment of the Archives of Varok, by the same author. It's settled in a alternate 21st century where the Earth has gone in override with environmental and economical excess and we have found that one of Jupiter's moons, Varok, is inhabited by species physically different from us but with a lot to teach us on how we s [...]
The Webs of Varok Keeps Readers Tied to PagesThis, the second installment of The Archives of Varok, Cary Neeper’s new book, The Webs of Varok, is a Science Fiction jaunt into intricately detailed worlds and beings, which includes a sampling of Varokian linguistics supplied by the author. The novel, subsequently written to entertain young adults with the Sci-Fi genre, manages to cross over age categories easily and entertain a varied mass of readers. Journeys through embellished discussions hav [...]
This is the second book in "The Archives of Varok" and I'm not sure if it would have helped reading the first book before embarking on the second one. That being being said, although I got confused a time or two it did hold my interest and if this is your genre then I recommend you give this a read. I won this from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Neeper's work shows an astounding level of imagination. This book gives you detailed world building, unique cultural systems and a believable yet alien characters. A fascinating read.
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