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:
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!
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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.
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