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Little Brother's World Paperback – September 14, 2010
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"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
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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.
I.A. Wilhite, Ph.D.
After reading Mr. King's "Vigilante" series and enjoying his work, I sought out his earlier works and was not disappointed. In "Little Brother's World", he has brought back a piece of the golden age of science fiction.
It is a dystopian world of haves and have-nots, this time divided by the code tattooed on their forearm. The code determines their future as seen by the almighty gene coders, de facto rulers of the planet. A piece of "talking garbage" is our entrance to this world and an introduction to our young hero who knows it so well. His adventures span the garbage dumps to the Imperial courts as his world opens to new lessons and mysteries.
"Little Brother's World" is a great novel an is destined to join the classics in the genre. Needless to say, I highly recommend it and I am eager to pick up the sequel, "Genecode Illegal".
My next thought is this going to be a second addition to the MUSTANG RANCH?