May 26, 2016

Plan now for the next SF&F Literati meeting, with UPROOTED!

Do you have your copy of Uprooted yet? Plan now for the next SF&F Literati meeting, on June 27, 2016!

The selection is Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. NOTE: Uprooted is a Hugo finalist this year!

NPR - BuzzFeed - - BookPage - Library Journal - Publishers Weekly 

Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.

Uprooted is confidently wrought and sympathetically cast. I might even call it bewitching.”—Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon

IMAGE: Many thanks to Tor for the cover art.

May 23, 2016

Special Appearance by Nnedi Okorafor!

Meet Nnedi Okorafor at the Library!
WhoNnedi Okorafor 
What: Discussion of her award-winning science fiction
WhenThursday, May 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. 
Wherethe Kansas City Public Library’s L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, MO 64128

The SF&F Literati just discussed her novel Lagoon on Monday night--and now she's coming to Kansas City! Nnedi Okorafor is coming to town as the 2016 ConQuesT Author Guest of Honor, but she's making a special stop at the library.

Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor will discuss her award winning science fiction and fantasy books at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the Kansas City Public Library’s L.H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave.

Okorafor is an award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, she is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters.

Her most recent adult novel, The Book of Phoenix, was released in May 2015 and her next young adult novel, Akata Witch 2:Breaking Kola, is scheduled for release this fall. 

Okorafor’s other novels include her science fiction novel Lagoon (the May selection for our SF&F Literati group was a recent finalist for Best Novel in the British Science Fiction Association Award), Who Fears Death (winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and Le Prix Imaginales for Best Translated Novel), Akata Witch (an Amazon Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award). Her short story collection KabuKabu was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book for Fall 2013. 

IMAGES: Many thanks to Amazon for the cover art for the Book of Phoenix, and to Nnedi's website for the photo of her.