Finalist for Arthur C. Clarke Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award
My Beginnings were in the dark.
We all dwelled in the dark, mad scientist and speciMen alike.
In the darkness, I slept.
Until I woke.
Until the day
I learned to fly.
A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell….
The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor’s powerful, memorable, superhuman women.
They call her many things – a research project, a test-subject, a speciMen.
But she is Phoenix, an ‘accelerated woman’ – a genetic experiment grown and raised in Manhattan’s famous Tower 7, the only home she has ever known. Although she’s only two years old, Phoenix has the body and mind of an adult – and powers beyond imagining.
Phoenix is an innocent, happy to live quietly in Tower 7, reading voraciously and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human.
Until the night that Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death, Phoenix begins to search for answers – only to discover that everything she thought she knows is a lie.
Tower 7 isn’t a haven. It’s a prison.
And it’s time for Phoenix to spread her wings and rise.
‘Rebellion.’ The word blooms from my lips like a flower.
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