Silver medalist, teen/YA fiction—Nautilus Book Awards 2013
Finalist, science fiction—ForeWord Book of the Year Awards 2012
What an honor! The Webs of Varok has received a silver medal in teen/young-adult fiction from the Nautilus Book Awards, and was named a science fiction finalist in the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. The second book in the The Archives of Varok series, The Webs of Varok follows Tandra Grey's mixed human and alien family as they leave a struggling 21st Century Earth for the promise of stability on a nearby world, only to find its ancient sustainable culture under threat by a gifted traitor. Read more about The Webs of Varok...
Webs of Varok Book Giveaway and Signing at ALA 2013
What a great time! Archives of Varok author Cary Neeper signed and gave away almost 50 copies of book II in the series, The Webs of Varok, at the American Library Association meeting in Chicago on Sunday, June 30. Thanks to everyone who stopped by — and see you next year!
. . .engaging, multi-layered, provocative, and above all relevant to the times. . .
. . . its core themes about human efforts to achieve sustainability will resonate with readers of all ages and backgrounds. . . . Highly recommended, as is author Cary Neeper's first book in the series, A Place Beyond Man.
—Midwest Book Review: Children's Bookwatch, June 2013,
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From the book
I found myself immersed in a living painting. Opalescent blues and tans danced a slow waltz with sheets of lightning behind portly trees, knee-deep in dark, blue-green scrub. Rock and adobe buildings with rounded contours shared nearby cliffs or nestled under huge trees, scattered on the hillsides or clustered near streams and lakes. All sang with a peaceful quiet. Only a few tall figures moved along the paths, spiraling their hands at the occasional rider on wheeled craft. Across broad, rust-hued fields leapt huge rabbits, like shaggy giraffes with smiling dog faces.
“They’re daramonts, Orram, aren’t they?”
My varok nodded and smiled, raising his chiseled brow without looking up from the navigation panel.
The vision faded, but the painting was mine now, a part of me.....
Continue reading in The Webs of Varok sneak preview: prologue and chapter 1...
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