|By (author):||Okorafor, Nnedi|
|Subject:||FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / Alien Contact|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / General|
|Awards:||Nebula Awards - Winner (2016) Winner
Hugo Award - Winner (2016) Winner
Nebula Awards - Nominee (2015) 07
Hugo Award - Nominee (2016) 07
|Size:||7.93in x 4.99in x 0.50in|
|From The Publisher*|
"Prepare to fall in love with Binti." -Neil Gaiman
Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.
"Binti is a supreme read about a sexy, edgy Afropolitan in space! It's a wondrous combination of extra-terrestrial adventure and age-old African diplomacy. Unforgettable!" - Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Kenyan film director ofPunzi andFrom a Whisper
"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her worlds open your mind to new things, always rooted in the red clay of reality. Prepare to fall in love with Binti." -Neil Gaiman,New York Times bestselling author ofAmerican Gods
"Binti is utterly captivating... [and] shows that one girl can change the course of the galaxy." -Michaela Gray,Geek Syndicate
|Biographical Note||Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to two Igbo (Nigerian) immigrant parents. She holds a PhD in English and is an associate professor of creative writing, currently teaching at the University at Buffalo. Her first novel written for the adult market, Who Fears Death, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She has been the winner of many more awards for her short stories and young adult books, including the Wole Soyinka Africa Prize for Literature, the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa, the Carl Brandon Parallax Award, the Black Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature, the Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism Short Story Contest, and the Strange Horizons Readers Choice Award for Nonfiction. She has also been a finalist for the Essence Magazine Literary Award, Tiptree Award, a British Science Fiction Association Award (Best Novel) and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. She was also a nomineefor the NAACP Imagine Award, among others. Nnedi's books are inspired by her Nigerian heritage and her many trips there. Nnedi lives in Illinois with her daughter Anyaugo and family.|