The Binti Series
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy…
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella and the Nommo Award for Best Novella
The short story “Binti: Sacred Fire” (in the Binti omnibus) is a Locus Award nominee
Binti: The Complete Trilogy
Includes Binti:Sacred Fire, a brand-new Binti story!
Collected for the first time in an omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University.
In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. Despite her family’s concerns, Binti’s talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey.
But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti’s spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination.
There is more to the history of the Medusae–and their war with the Khoush–than first meets the eye. If Binti is to survive this voyage and save the inhabitants of the unsuspecting planet that houses Oomza Uni, it will take all of her knowledge and talents to broker the peace.
Collected now for the first time in omnibus form, follow Binti’s story in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy.
This omnibus edition contains parts 1-3 (available individually, as listed below) plus the short story, Binti: Sacred Fire
Binti - Part 1
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 the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself – but first she has to make it there, alive.
Binti is Nnedi Okorafor’s first story set in space.
Read an excerpt of BINTI HERE
Home - Part 2
It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.
And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.
But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.
After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?
Read an excerpt of HOME HERE
The Night Masquerade - Part 3
Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.
Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment have already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene – though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives – and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people once and for all.
Hugo Award for Best Novella, winner [more]
Nebula Award for Best Novella, winner [more]
A British Science Fiction Association Award (Best Short), finalist [more]
BooktubeSFF Award for Best Short Work (Popular Vote), winner
A Locus Award (Best Novella), finalist [more]
British Fantasy Award (Best Novella), finalist [more]
Hugo Award nominee for Best Novella (Home & The Night Masquerade)