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Advanced genetic engineering and upsettingly plausible caste oppression keep pages turning in this futuristic science fiction tale. . . . A good option for science-fiction fans interested in genetic engineering, rebellion and class issues. --Kirkus Reviews
The author s speculative vision of the darker side of future possibilities in genetic engineering and mind control is both chilling and thought-provoking. This is a dark novel that will appeal to those who enjoyed M.T. Anderson s Feed (Candlewick, 2002), and it would make a good stepping-stone to Anthony Burgess s classic, A Clockwork Orange (W.W. Norton, 1963). --School Library Journal
Read this book and be changed. --Mette Ivie Harrison, author of The Princess and the Hound
Karen Sandler is the author of seventeen novels for adults, as well as several short stories and screenplays. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software engineer, including work on the Space Shuttle program and communications satellites. Sandler first got the idea for Tankborn in the mid-1980s when she wrote it as a screenplay, and over the years while she was writing other books, the idea grew to include the planet Loka and Kayla's life. Sandler lives in northern California with her husband, Gary, and their three cats, and can often be found riding her Andalusian/Morgan mare, Belle. This is her first novel for young adults.
Really great story, excellent world development, interesting characters. Really liked our heroine, Kayla and those of her caste. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tim Lumsden
I nearly didn’t finish this book, but I am oh so glad I stuck with it!
In this YA sci fi novel, author Karen Sandler tells the story of best friends Kayla and Mishalla-... Read more
There are a multitude of themes in this YA novel, all of them worth paying attention to. From racism, caste systems, the effects of bioengineering, slavery, corruption wihin the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bibliotropic .net
This book takes a few chapters to get into it. Once you figure out what some of the "new" names for things are, you're good. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Julie Weber
It's kind of funny...in reading through the other reviews of this book, everyone is all "O dystopia! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kimberly Pauley
A really fun read. It reminds me a lot of Jane Eyre, I found (actually, more particularly Jenna Starborn by Sharon Shinn), one of my favorites, only with a lot more action. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Peyt
Karen Sandler brings a whole new dimension to post-Earth humanism. There are so many, we-killed-Earth-and-had-to-find-a-new-planet stories, that after awhile they all seem the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by J. Berky
I'd like to take a moment to thank NetGalley for having this book because I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. None of my Goodreads friends have added it. Yet. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jen @ The Bevy Bibliotheque
Tankborn set me on fire. I loved the storyline, the concept of a dystopian future where a group of Earth émigrés set up an exacting caste system when they colonize a... Read morePublished 24 months ago by b-writer