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The Book of Phoenix door Nnedi Okorafor
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The Book of Phoenix (editie 2016)

door Nnedi Okorafor (Auteur)

Reeksen: Who Fears Death (prequel)

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"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"--… (meer)
Lid:Robertgreaves
Titel:The Book of Phoenix
Auteurs:Nnedi Okorafor (Auteur)
Info:Hodder Paperbacks (2016), 240 pages
Verzamelingen:ebooks and online books, Gelezen, maar niet in bezit
Waardering:***1/2
Trefwoorden:contemporary, novel, SFF, Nigerian author, ebook, IA, currently reading

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The Book of Phoenix door Nnedi Okorafor

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In the distant future Sunuteel comes across abandoned computers and finds an audio file telling the story of Phoenix, a human genetically engineered to be a radioactive weapon.

Some interesting ideas but ultimately although I found it enjoyable reading it, I didn't really feel like reading it for too long at a time and was easily distracted. ( )
  Robertgreaves | May 14, 2022 |
A superhero story, inspired by the history of exploitation of the Blacks and others by the the white medical research community. This is extrapolated to a set of half a dozen Towers of laboratories around the world, run by Big Eye, sanctioned by but independent of governments, that use Blacks and others as guinea pigs and/or cattle for medical advancements. Phoenix is one of those experiments whose powers to burn and revive prove to be more than Big Eye can handle. it's a well-told story fueled by a justifiable rage, but more of a comic book than a novel.

Recommended for its perspective and voice. Just don't expect nuance. ( )
  ChrisRiesbeck | Apr 26, 2022 |
Read 2016. ( )
  sasameyuki | Oct 15, 2021 |
I kinda wish I had read this before Who fears Death because the world building was so fascinating and added a lot to that, but the book stands alone well too (after I read it I loaned it to some people who haven't read the first book and they love it)
Really cool combo of fantasy and sci fi, and good to hear decolonial stories told thru those genres. ( )
  jooniper | Sep 10, 2021 |
Ah, somewhat conflicted on this one. On the one hand, I was totally with this book for its being the prequel to Who Fears Death. I'm fascinated that Okorafor's worlds and, having read nearly all her work, have a feel for what to expect from her characters and plots. I wanted to find out just *how* this book connected to WFD and did get a thrill to see how she connects threads of her other novels as well. My biggest hurdle was the inconsistency...had I not been invested in the story as a whole, I may not have made it to the point of Phoenix's first initial escape from Tower 7. It picked up from there, at a clip that I've come to crave from Okorafor, and I loved meeting new characters, seeing new dynamics, and trying to guess at how it connects to the future world of Okeke and Nuru. There were several details, though, that I felt were over-explained, repeated too frequently, that really slowed the narrative in passages. And then I loved how complicated, violent, and ultimately destructive Phoenix was. But then I wanted more out of the Sunuteel ending, if only because I liked so much of its framework. Ah! This is something to think on some more.

Post script--Eric Battle's illustrations were totally rad in this book. I need to find out whether they're available to view in a larger scale. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
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AuteursnaamRolType auteurWerk?Status
Okorafor, Nnediprimaire auteuralle editiesbevestigd
Battle, EricIllustratorSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
G-Force DesignOmslagontwerperSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Glover, ElizabethOntwerperSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Kern, ClaudiaVertalerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Lazo, ElisaArtiest omslagafbeeldingSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Miles, RobinVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Rodriguez, PatriciaVertellerSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Ruth, GregArtiest omslagafbeeldingSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd
Sund, HaraldArtiest omslagafbeeldingSecundaire auteursommige editiesbevestigd

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To the stolen girls of Chibok, Nigeria. May you awaken with the heart of Phoenix Okore and may your powerful flames illuminate your swift journey home.
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This is the 2015 novel that expands on the novella, African Sunrise (Subterranean), that expanded on the novelette published in Clarkesworld.
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"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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