Aug 112014

Cover for Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor. A teal sea teaming with sea creatures - sharks, manta rays, giant squid, an anglerfish - and at the center the silhouette of a woman, floating.Literary Review: “Nnedi Okorafor’s Lagoon …disrupts the standard alien arrival cliches in numerous ways. …Okorafor brings science fiction back to its Utopian ideals. …Writing a novel in which optimism is not naivety is a challenge, and it is accomplished here with panache. …Patriotic and ambiguous, all-embracing and proudly independent, with a sense that any single viewpoint might be as fictional as aliens turning up: Lagoon offers a clever swerve from science fiction’s usual tracks.”

For more, read the August 2014 issue of Literary Review.