The Webs of Varok
Silver medalist, teen/YA fiction—Nautilus Book Awards 2013
Finalist, science fiction—ForeWord Book of the Year Awards 2012
In an alternate 21st century Solar System: Tandra Grey has left Earth for the ancient sustainable culture of Varok, with its promise of stability for her young daughter. But a genius with a hidden talent sets her eye on Varok's wealth—and Tandra's soul mates. Tandra, the elll Conn, and the varok Orram must untangle a web of deceit to restore balance for Varok and their fragile new family.
The second novel in Cary Neeper's Archives of Varok series, The Webs of Varok follows new adventures for the cast of Neeper's 1975 novel A Place Beyond Man, re-released in 2011.
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. . .engaging, multi-layered, provocative, and above all relevant to the times. . .
. . .so many alien-imaginative twists, intrigues,and betrayals that the spellbound reader won't even realize s/he's being educated!
Who knew sustainable economics could be so much fun? . . .a page-turning struggle between the eternal themes of personal accumulation vs. the common good.
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,
on the Fantasy/SciFi Shelf
More reviews and discussion
- Prologue (PDF, 62KB)
- Chapter 1. A Troubled Homecoming (PDF, 117KB)
- Chapter 2. Approaching Varok (PDF, 44KB)
- Chapter 3. Mind Block (PDF, 48KB)