5.5" X 8.5"
A Game of Perfection
Book 2 in the epic of Tyranaël
A Game of Perfection is the English translation of the second volume of the Tyranaël series, a five book series from one of Canada’s most beloved Science Fiction authors, Élisabeth Vonarburg.
About Élisabeth Vonarburg
Élisabeth Vonarburg is considered one of Canada's most accomplished Science Fiction writers.
Born in France in 1947, she immigrated to Canada in 1973 and taught French Literature and Writing at various universities in Quebec. More recently, she has been actively involved in the speculative fiction community as a translator, convention organizer, literary editor, and writer.
Her novels include The Silent City, Reluctant Voyagers and In the Mothers’ Land (published as The Maërlande Chronicles), the latter winning the Philip K. Dick Special Award in 1993. She has also received over thirty literary awards in France, Canada, and the US, including the 1998 Prix du Conseil québécois de la Femme en littérature, a one-time literary award given by the Quebecois Council for Women’s Affairs on its twentieth anniversary. Her five book series Tyranaël, received three major awards in Quebec: Dreams of the Sea and A Game of Perfection are English translations of the first two books in the acclaimed series. [MORE]
"Vonarburg’s genre-bending take on gender and reality often doesn’t read like a sci-fi tale, except for the detailed creation of "the sea" where the colonists live - and often disappear." — Bryn Evans, Fast Forward News
"This is a great character and plot driven story, sure to appeal to the discriminating SF reader." — Ralph Briggs, Yet Another Book Review
"The most obvious comparison which will come to many readers' minds is to that perennial staple of high school English curriculums, John Wyndham's The Chrysalids. However, Vonarburg is more properly reminiscent of Ursula K. Leguin in her themes of culture, of archeology and a kind of living anthropology in which the present inhabitants of Tyranaël eventually learn so much about the ancients they begin to become them.... What makes Vonarburg unique is her ability to make the reader feel he is exploring not a novel but a nautilus shell. Just when we think we know what's going on, another gorgeous, mysterious chamber opens up, not displacing but augmenting the previous one." — Ursula Pflug, Peterborough Examiner
Books in this series:
MEDIA KIT [PDF]