KILIMANJARO: A FABLE OF UTOPIA by Mike Resnick, dj art by J.K.Potter. Burton, MI; Subterranean Press; 2008. 1st edition hardcover. OUT OF PRINT.
Ten years after the publication of Kirinyaga, the most-awarded science fiction book in history, comes this companion novella by 5-time Hugo winner Mike Resnick.
The Kikuyu tribe of East Africa attempted to create a Utopia on the terraformed planetoid Kirinyaga, which was named for the mountain where their god lives. Things went wrong. Now, a century later, the Maasai tribe has studied Kirinyaga's history, has analyzed their mistakes, and is ready to create a Maasai Utopia on the planetoid Kilimanjaro, named for the mountain where their god lives.
This is the story of that experiment.
Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED hardcover edition of 1000 copies.
"Resnick creates, in short order, a complex and engaging consideration of building a new world that includes a fascinating redefinition of utopia."
From Publishers Weekly:
"...Resnick works in plenty of intriguing detail about the culture and character of the settlers and the new world that they model as closely as possible after the one they are leaving behind. The juxtaposition of an ancient tribal society and a bucolic but futuristic setting will keep readers happily engaged."
"Kilimanjaro is a short work, but it provides several different shorter pieces with interesting questions about the ways societies cope with change. Although set in a science fictional venue, the questions can easily be applied to modern society, with the Maasai traditions standing in for the traditional points of view in the United States, Britain, or elsewhere, which are having to face innovations, and alternative points of view in a more global world."
Fine in fine dj. OUT OF PRINT.