Lagoon

Lagoon

It’s up to a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier to handle humanity’s first contact with an alien ambassador—and prevent mass extinction—in this novel that blends magical realism with high-stakes action.

After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth’s political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between seventeen million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giant spider, or a god revealed.
  • Saga Press | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781481440882 | 
  • February 2016
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Nnedi Okorafor
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Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is a novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi’s accolades include the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Who Fears Death. Her young adult novels are Akata WitchZahrah the Windseeker, and The Shadow Speaker. She is a professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Buffalo.

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