The Book of Phoenix

Author:   Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher:   Daw Books
ISBN:  

9780756410780


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   03 May 2016
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Format:   Paperback
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A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell.... The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor's powerful, memorable, superhuman women. Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York's Tower 7. She is an accelerated woman --only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix's abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading e-books, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7. Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7's refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape. But Phoenix's escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity's future.

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Author:   Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher:   Daw Books
Imprint:   Daw Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 22.60cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9780756410780


ISBN 10:   0756410789
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   03 May 2016
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Incredible praise for Who Fears Death Both wondrously magical and terribly realistic. The Washington Post [Okorafor s] expository sections sing like poetry. Descriptions of paranormal people and battles are disturbingly vivid and palpable. Village Voice A fantastical, magical blend of grand storytelling. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Beautifully written, this is dystopian fantasy at its very best. Library Journal (starred review) Okorafor is a master storyteller who combines recent history, fantasy, tradition, advanced technology and culture into something wonderful and new that should not be missed. RT Book Reviews (top pick) This is a horrifying, inspiring, painful, joyous book. io9 Selected accolades for Who Fears Death Winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel Winner of the 2010 Carl Brandon Kindred Award Winner of the 2010 RT Reviewer s Choice Best Book Award (Science Fiction) A 2010 Locus Award Finalist for Best Fantasy Novel A 2010 Nebula Award Nominee A 2011 Tiptree Honor Book Finalist for a 2010 Black Excellence Award A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010 An Amazon.com Best Book of 2010 A Library School Journal Best Book of 2010 And more! From the Hardcover edition.


Incredible praise for <i>Who Fears Death</i> Both wondrously magical and terribly realistic. <i>The Washington Post</i> [Okorafor s] expository sections sing like poetry. Descriptions of paranormal people and battles are disturbingly vivid and palpable. <i>Village Voice </i> A fantastical, magical blend of grand storytelling. <i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review) Beautifully written, this is dystopian fantasy at its very best. <i>Library Journal</i> (starred review) Okorafor is a master storyteller who combines recent history, fantasy, tradition, advanced technology and culture into something wonderful and new that should not be missed. <i>RT Book Reviews</i> (top pick) This is a horrifying, inspiring, painful, joyous book. io9 Selected accolades for <i>Who Fears Death</i> Winner of the 2011 <b>World Fantasy Award</b> for Best Fantasy Novel Winner of the 2010 <b>Carl Brandon Kindred Award</b> Winner of the 2010 <b>RT Reviewer s Choice Best Book Award</b> (Science Fiction) A 2010 <b>Locus Award</b> Finalist for Best Fantasy Novel A 2010 <b>Nebula Award</b> Nominee A 2011 <b>Tiptree Honor Book</b> Finalist for a 2010 <b>Black Excellence Award </b> A <b>Publishers Weekly Best Book</b> of 2010 An <b>Amazon.com Best Book</b> of 2010 A <b>Library School Journal Best Book</b> of 2010 And more! <i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>


Incredible praise for <i>Who Fears Death</i> Both <b>wondrously magical and terribly realistic</b>. <i>The Washington Post</i> [Okorafor s] <b>expository sections sing like poetry</b>. Descriptions of paranormal people and battles are disturbingly vivid and palpable. <i>Village Voice </i> A<b> fantastical, magical blend </b>of grand storytelling. <i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review) <b>Beautifully written</b>, this is dystopian fantasy at its very best. <i>Library Journal</i> (starred review) Okorafor is <b>a master storyteller</b> who combines recent history, fantasy, tradition, advanced technology and culture into something wonderful and new that should not be missed. <i>RT Book Reviews</i> (top pick) This is a horrifying, inspiring, painful, joyous book. io9 Selected accolades for <i>Who Fears Death</i> Winner of the 2011 <b>World Fantasy Award</b> for Best Fantasy Novel Winner of the 2010 <b>Carl Brandon Kindred Award</b> Winner of the 2010 <b>RT Reviewer s Choice Best Book Award</b> (Science Fiction) A 2010 <b>Locus Award</b> Finalist for Best Fantasy Novel A 2010 <b>Nebula Award</b> Nominee A 2011 <b>Tiptree Honor Book</b> Finalist for a 2010 <b>Black Excellence Award </b> A <b>Publishers Weekly Best Book</b> of 2010 An <b>Amazon.com Best Book</b> of 2010 A <b>Library School Journal Best Book</b> of 2010 And more!


Author Information

Nnedi Okorafor was born in the United States to two Igbo (Nigerian) immigrant parents. She holds a PhD in English and is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She has been the winner of many awards for her short stories and young adult books, and won a World Fantasy Award for Who Fears Death. Nnedi's books are inspired by her Nigerian heritage and her many trips to Africa. She lives in Chicago with her daughter Anyaugo and family. She can be contacted via her website, www.nnedi.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/nnedi.

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