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- DescriptionA 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 Phoenixis a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning vel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of ather 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 rmal human. Still incent 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, ather 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.
- Author BiographyNnedi 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 oron Twitter at twitter.com/nnedi.
- Author(s)Nnedi Okorafor
- PublisherDaw Books
- Date of Publication03/05/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDaw Books
- Weight227 g
- Width152 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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