Episode 14 – Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
February 15, 2019 by Mangum Reads
This week we read a novella that Sarah suggested, which sheds a new light and perspective on the Sci-Fi genre. Binti, Hugo and Nebula award winning novella by Nnedi Okorafor.
Next week we read a few short stories by Nnedi Okorafor in kabu kabu – kabu kabu, The Magical Negro, Spider the Artist, The Ghastly Bird, The Carpet, and The Baboon War.
After reading this story, I was a little reminded of Anne McCaffrey’s “The Ship Who Sang”. I find the mode of transportation in “Binti” super interesting…and as you guys touched on, it wasn’t really explored.
I recently came across a novella that deals with a living ship that I’d like to recommend (caveat, I haven’t read it yet). “The Tea Master and the Detective” is written by Aliette de Bodard, who has received some recognition (Nebula awards, among others) in the sci fi world for previous works.