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 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."
—OCTAV1A E. BUTLER Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Kindred

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, January 2008

Electronic version by Baen Books

ISBN-13: 978-0-345-41702-2
ISBN-10: 0-345-41702-X

Copyright© 1998 by Mike Resnick

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