The Captain’s Log – binti (Nnedi Okorafor)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This sci-fi novella caught me eye because many many crew members wouldn’t stop talking about how good it was.  Plus this novella won all these awards:

Hugo Award for Best Novella (2016), Nebula Award for Best Novella (2016), Locus Award Nominee for Best Novella (2016)

So I read this and found it to be absolutely stunning.  It has a strong black female protagonist, interesting tech, diversity, self-discovery, fantastic world-building, discussions about traditions vs. modernity, and was a quick read.  I found meself completely engrossed from the very first sentences.  I already picked up the next novella in the series.  Stay tuned for that review tomorrow!  Arrr!

Check out me other crew members effusive reviews:

danielle @ books, vertigo, and tea

jacquie @ rattle the stars

matthew quann @ goodreads

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself – but first she has to make it there, alive.

To visit the author’s website go to:

Nnedi Okorafor – Author

To buy the book go to:

binti – Book

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21 thoughts on “The Captain’s Log – binti (Nnedi Okorafor)

  1. I’m interested in this series, it’s on my wishlist. The only thing holding me back is a don’t really tend to enjoy short stories. We’ll see. I have read lots of positive things so….
    Lynn 😀

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    1. I am slowly learning to love novellas. Part of it is because these days I have been busy and have small chunks of free time so I can read a whole novella in one sitting. I do think ye should give this one a chance!
      x The Captain


    1. I am getting more into novellas these days because it’s usually a complete story in a short read. So I can fit it in when I don’t have a tons of time to read something longer. And yes read this one. That’s a direct order! Arrrr!
      x The Captain

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