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Little Brother's World Paperback – September 14, 2010

4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in the Brother Series

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"It took T. Jackson King exactly one sentence to set his hook so deep in me that I finished LITTLE BROTHER'S WORLD in a single sitting, and I'll be thinking about that vivid world for a long time to come. The last writer I can recall with the courage to make a protagonist out of someone as profoundly Different as Little Brother was James Tiptree Jr. His own writing DNA borrows genes from writers as diverse as Tiptree, Heinlein, Norton, Zelazny, Sturgeon, Pohl, and Doctorow, and splices them together very effectively."--Spider Robinson, Hugo, Nebula and Campbell Award winner                  
 

"If you'e sensing a whiff of Andre Norton or Robert A. Heinlein, you're not mistaken . . . The influence is certainly there, but Little Brother's World is no mere imitation of Star Man's Son or Citizen of the Galaxy. Rather, it takes the sensibility of those sorts of books and makes of it something fresh and new."--Don Sakers, Analog

"Little Brother's World is a sci-fi novel where Genetic Engineering exists. It contains enough details and enough thrills to make the book buyers/readers grab it and settle in for an afternoon read. The book is well-written and had a well-defined plot. I never found a boring part in the story. It was fast-paced and kept me entertained all throughout. The characters are fascinating and likeable too. All in all, Little Brother's World is another sci-fi novel from T. Jackson King that is both exciting, thrilling and fun."--Abby Flores, Bookshelf Confessions blog

From the Author

T. Jackson King (Tom) is a professional archaeologist, journalist and the author of 15 science fiction novels, including Genecode Illegal, which is the sequel to this novel and is now available. Other novels include The Memory Singer, Anarchate Vigilante, Galactic Vigilante, Nebula Vigilante, Galactic Avatar, Speaker To Aliens, Stellar Assassin, Star Vigilante, Little Brother's World, Retread Shop, and the co-author, with A.C. Crispin, of Ancestor's World, sixth in the StarBridge novels. He has also made forays into the fantasy genre, with The Gaean Enchantment, and even poetry and horror. His wide-ranging and adventurous spirit is reflected in his life as well as his writing. The places he's called home include Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Garden Grove, Calif.; Belmont, Calif.; Medford, Oregon; New Orleans, LA; Nashville, TN; Knoxville, TN; Los Alamos, New Mexico; Silver City, New Mexico; Show Low, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Pinetop, AZ; Huntsville, Alabama; Tucson, AZ; Cortez, Colorado, Safford, AZ; and Riverside, Calif. More "lone Human versus Aliens in galactic combat" stories are in his Star Vigilante, Galactic Avatar, Galactic Vigilante, Stellar Assassin, Anarchate Vigilante, Nebula Vigilante and Retread Shop novels. More info on Tom's books, like Reviews and background, can be found at his website of tjacksonking.weebly.com/.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Fantastic Books (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604599405
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604599404
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,605,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read several of Mr. King's other books before this one and enjoyed them. The same is true for this book. What stood out the most for me was the "redemption" theme that developed as the story progressed. Following Little Brother as he emerged from a scavenger caught in an hourly struggle to survive to a person that risked himself for others was engaging. The character development arc was well done; initially Little Brother made decisions based on his immediate survival, with living the only moral consideration. By the end of the story Little Borother had a moral compass that reflected a sense of justice that considered the wellbeing of those around him and holding people acountable for expoiting others. All this in a fast paced story. A good read, very enjoyable.
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Little Brother's World is one seemingly settled in its distant past by humans from Brazil, but human nature hasn't changed much in the hundreds (thousands?) of years since leaving this one - the rich still get richer, and write the rules to keep it that way. Everyone's genetic code is tattooed on their wrist, to keep them properly in their place; everyone except Little Brother, a dump-dwelling scavenger with no tattoo, and a very useful Talent: sudden nausea when danger approaches. This Talent has kept him alive since being abandoned eight years ago at age six by the only mother he ever knew, Mother Warm, who took care of several orphans.

On the morning we meet him, Little Brother breaks the second rule of scavenging: don't talk to the garbage. (The first rule is grab edibles before valuables.) This garbage is a green-eyed redhead girl with an imperious attitude and, as it turns out, a GeneCode longer than he has ever seen: a Breed, the highest and richest ruling class. The mistake of talking leads to the next mistake of eye contact, and Little Brother has started down a path that leads to danger, adventure, and love.

This book is a great ride that will suck you in right away and leave you wishing it were longer - luckily, books 2 & 3 of the trilogy have already been written, waiting only for the demand from readers. It is appropriate for youth (my 12 year old loved it), but adults will also enjoy the genuine characters, lush descriptions that make you see another world, and page-turning plot. This is sci-fi in the best tradition of Heinlein and Norton - even far away in time & space, people and their relationships make the story.
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The world this story described seemed very real to me. I don't appreciate reviews that give away the whole story, so I will just say that it is the tale of life at the bottom of the social structure, set in a future that, let's just say, isn't the progressive, forward thinking kind of life you see in Star Trek. But it puts forth the idea that decent people are a product of who they are, not where they are from. The science is not sole purpose of the story, and it concentrates on a single planet, not a sweeping look at the galaxy.
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The author combines Robert A. Heinlein's concerns about eugenics with the ESP talents favored by Andre Norton to create a world grasping to resolve conflicts embodied by both themes.

I.A. Wilhite, Ph.D.
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Well Thought out and worthy of the time to read. Concepts given make it worth reading. And here are 4 more words.
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