Sunday, 27 July 2014

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Lagoon - Nnedi Okorafor

Release Date: 10/04/14
Publisher:  Hodder


Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before. But when something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways they could never imagine. Together with Ayodele, a visitor from beyond the stars, they must race through Lagos and against time itself in order to save the city, the world...and themselves. 'There was no time to flee. No time to turn. No time to shriek. And there was no pain. It was like being thrown into the stars.'


This title is a book that will fulfil what a lot of old Sci-Fi B Movie fans look for in a title. It has an interesting premise , a simple yet sound set of questions and of course has the reader questioning events as they occur within. It’s a real page turner and whilst in some respects it’s a good commentary on social political aspects of modern society it’s a book that hits out at the spirit of man as seen through another species.

Whilst the characters are pretty basic I did quite enjoy the title purely as I’m a huge fan of what the author did within the pages. All round a solid enough book and one that deserves some recognition time.

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