"Through a host of outstanding formal innovations, Okorafor shows that science fiction is not some outlandish literary form that is then imposed on an African setting. The novel demonstrates that African imaginaries have always been science-fictional." ...YES. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Lightspeed Magazine reviews LAGOON *Lots of Spoilers, so here's the crux of it*:
"Lagoon is a fantastic, brisk novel that carries with it an entirely different tone and feel than that of any other first-contact novel that I’ve ever read. Okorafor deftly waves together social commentary from Nigeria and has created a vibrant Lagos: it’s a character unto itself, and one that I hope that we’ll see again in the future."
Gary Wolfe is the one reviewer who has read every story I've written (from short story to novel). Aside from being on the best reviewers in his field, he can connect all the dots with my work in ways no one else can. So I watch for and read his reviews. Here's the one he did of THE BOOK OF PHOENIX.
Another nice review of Lagoon.:-D "The blending of myth, social commentary, innovative storytelling, satirical bite, and pulp energy is unique, exciting, and very welcome. Reading it is like meeting an entire city, then watching it grow fins and swim away."
The aliens came to Lagos first, and now, finally, there's a US edition. Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon, written as a response to District 9, published in the UK last year, and available stateside from Saga Press as of last week, imagines a world in which aliens arrive in Lagos, Nigeria. As in the