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Everfair

(2016)
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Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)

"A book with gorgeous sweep, spanning years and continents, loves and hates, histories and fantasies...Everfair is sometimes sad, often luminous, and always original. A wonderful achievement."
Karen Joy Fowler


Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated.

Nisi Shawl's speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvelous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history. Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices: Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced. Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history.

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Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Used availability for Nisi Shawl's Everfair


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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Everfair: A Novel
Author(s): Nisi Shawl
ISBN: 0-7653-3805-X / 978-0-7653-3805-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Everfair: A Novel
Author(s): Nisi Shawl
ISBN: 0-7653-3806-8 / 978-0-7653-3806-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: Everfair
Author(s): Nisi Shawl
ISBN: 1-5159-1303-1 / 978-1-5159-1303-0
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: Everfair
Author(s): Nisi Shawl
ISBN: 1-5159-6303-9 / 978-1-5159-6303-5
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Everfair
Author(s): Nisi Shawl
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Everfair: A Novel
Author(s): Nisi Shawl
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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