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eBook Tankborn epub
  • ISBN: 1600606628
  • Author: Karen Sandler
  • Genre: Teens
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books; 1 edition (September 15, 2011)
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • ePUB size: 1815 kb
  • FB2 size 1672 kb
  • Formats lrf mbr rtf lit


Karen Sandler s Tankborn is a thought-provoking YA science fiction that s very fast-paced and brilliantly executed. You re thrown into the world, having to figure out terminology via its usage rather than through information dumps.

Karen Sandler s Tankborn is a thought-provoking YA science fiction that s very fast-paced and brilliantly executed. And while the plot isn t hard to follow, there s a lot of underlying themes that lend themselves to discussion (with regards to using religion to control people, the morality of creating a race of genetically engineered slaves, et.

Karen Sandler is the author of 24 books for adults and teens. Her young adult Tankborn Trilogy is multicultural science fiction with current day themes. Her adult romance novels include the Pen Pal Sisterhood series and the Transcendent Love series. Her mystery series, Janelle Watkins Investigations, features a hard-edged heroine and gritty stories. In addition to writing novels, Karen loves riding her beautiful Arab mare, Sashey La Fey (aka, Shey), and is an avid folk dancer

Posted on March 30, 2012. Author: Karen Sandler. Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction, Young Adult.

Posted on March 30, 2012. Publisher: Tu Books Publication Date: October 2011 Hardcover: 373 Pages. Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society.

Tankborn by Karen Sandler (Book Cover) Karen Sandler has thoroughly mapped out this world and Tankborn is an impressive read just based on that.

Tankborn by Karen Sandler (Book Cover). I’m always looking for books that feature protagonists of colour, especially in the science fiction field where they seem to be few and far between. Understandably, I was, excited when I discovered Karen Sandler’s series Tankborn, that features a black female hero. Expecting the book to explore racial issues, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the book centered around issues of class. Karen Sandler has thoroughly mapped out this world and Tankborn is an impressive read just based on that. I found elements of Plato’s Republic, American slavery, and even the British class system woven into the text.

Karen Sandler Author. She’s the author of the Tankborn trilogy, a young adult science fiction series comprised of Tankborn, Awakening, and Rebellion. Author of mysteries and romances for adults, and science fiction for young adults. What starts as a movie script, morphs into a trilogy of books, segues briefly into a short story, rises again as a movie script, and aspires to be a TV series? The Tankborn Trilogy. First came th. aren Sandler Author. Karen Sandler Author. Exciting News About Tankborn.

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated when the time comes for their Assignments

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated when the time comes for their Assignments.

Karen Sandler is the executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, former executive director of the GNOME Foundation, an attorney, and former general counsel of the Software Freedom Law Center. As of March 2014, Sandler is executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. From June 2011 to March 2014, Sandler served as executive director of the GNOME Foundation

Used availability for Karen Sandler's Tankborn

Used availability for Karen Sandler's Tankborn. September 2011 : USA Hardback. October 2015 : USA Paperback.

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated when the time comes for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. High-status trueborns and working-class lowborns, born naturally of a mother, are free to choose their own lives. But GENs are gestated in a tank, sequestered in slums, and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.

When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds a host of secrets and surprises-not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul's great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night. With the help of an intriguing lowborn boy, Mishalla begins to suspect that something horrible is happening to them.

After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan with their new friends to save the children who are disappearing. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, one that may reveal secrets no one is ready to face.

Comments: (7)
Hiylchis
I nearly didn’t finish this book, but I am oh so glad I stuck with it!

In this YA sci fi novel, author Karen Sandler tells the story of best friends Kayla and Mishalla- GENs (Genetically Engineered Nonhumans) who, upon their fifteenth birthday, are sent on their assignment. You see, when a GEN reaches that age, they leave their nurture mother and assume the role they were artificially created for- to be a thankless drudge to trueborns. Trueborns- the first class, elite of society, were born humans, whereas GENs were gestated in a tank; a blend of human and animal DNA resulting in neurological differences and a telling tattoo on their cheek. As if their physical disparities didn’t separate them enough, a strict caste system ensured that GENs, lowborns, and trueborns all kept to their respective roles and places.

Only, Kayla’s assignment as caretaker to a wealthy and influential trueborn ends up being challenging in more ways than one. Secrets, near-reset experiences, and a handsome grandson all serve to complicate matters. Then the children Mishalla is assigned to care for keep going missing, and danger and intrigue follow her as well. Will they be able to solve the mysteries surrounding their respective assignments, or will they be reset and realigned trying?

I loved, loved LOVED the world building in this novel! The concept of genetic engineering, the elaborate construction of an alternative society, the complex technology, the religious beliefs held by the main characters… it was great! Plus, it starred characters who weren’t the typical blonde haired, blue eyed heroines! So refreshing! Yay for diverse books!

On the flip side, I almost didn’t finish the book. Within the first thirty percent, the slang was confusing, the new world baffling, and the main character was swooning over a trueborn’s hunky shoulders (well, that was at three percent… talk about love at very first sight!). It was so difficult to get into, I would have given it up if hadn’t been for the fact that…

I met the author at a book signing at Barnes & Noble!!
Faugami
I thoroughly enjoyed this Dystopian story. The characters are well developed and relate-able, and the pace of the story meant I never got bored or felt the need to "skim" a slow chapter. The addition of the caste system based society was also very interesting, and makes me want to learn more about Indian society.

The setting in the book felt very "possible" to me, in that a dystopian society would probably have this blending of technology AND a return to more rudimentary living, as well as the chasm of quality of living between classes. An imbalance if you would. Another excellent detail of this story is that the end of the book gives you enough closure to be satisfied, but just enough open ended possibilities to be excited about the next book!

It has been a very long time since a story has drawn me in the way Tankborn did, and I eagerly anticipate the release of it's sequels! If you enjoyed Birthmarked, Matched, Hunger Games and similar Dystopian Young Adult reads, you will most likely enjoy Tankborn as well!
Xanzay
Really great story, excellent world development, interesting characters. Really liked our heroine, Kayla and those of her caste. A future world built on a rigid caste system and those who struggle against it. Such questions about separated classes, defining people by skin color and birth status (or means of birth), what defines someone as human, is it moral to "play God" and how does that compare to current scientific research and genetic manipulation. So not just an exciting and interesting story with drama and romance and mystery, but one that raises so many ethical issues and how the world of "Loka" compares to our world. Great story- read it!!!! HAPPY READING!!!
Tim
Felolv
I found the description of this noel intriguing, so I downloaded a sample. I like it so much I bought it.
I was interested in this book as something that I thought my daughter would like, but I don't think I'll be passing it along to her. She is eleven and some of the themes in this story are too mature for her. That aside this is an intricate and intelligently woven tale of that confronts so many social plagues, classism, racism, economics, the evils of illicit drug use, caste systems, and science all in a wonderful mash up. It takes great care and patience to write about such topics in a way that as honest and sensitive as this story. Kudos to Ms. Sandler on that.
I am not a fan of romance or even YA (some books are an exception) and even though this story was a tad heavy on the romance for my taste the back story more than made up for what that detracted. This story has something for about everyone and at no point did it feel over done or heavy. This is an awesome story with authentic characters in believable albeit fictional circumstances. A truly great read.
Wyameluna
Tankborn is written for the teen set but I enjoyed it a lot. The new "words" used in the future on a different planet] were somewhat easy to figure out as they were based on our words for things. Ex. bedroom became sleep room. The plot leaves room for a sequel, but I don't think I would read the next one, as much of the story was predictable.
Thordira
I must admit that the dystopias I'm reading lately are all out of the box. Where the plots are not old or stale, and this was a continuation of new twists. I applaud the writer for keeping me turning pages until the very satisfying conclusion.
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