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The Book of Phoenix - Nnedi Okorafor
The Book of Phoenix
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The prequel to the multiple award-winning Who Fears Death—now in trade paperback. Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York’s Tower 7. She is an “accelerated woman”—only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix’s abilities far exceed those of a... show more
The prequel to the multiple award-winning Who Fears Death—now in trade paperback.

Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York’s Tower 7. She is an “accelerated woman”—only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix’s abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading ebooks, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7.

Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7’s refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison. But Phoenix’s escape and destruction of Tower 7 is just the beginning of her story….
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780147526137
Publisher: DAW
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
2.0 The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
This short, futuristic novel is essentially a power/revenge fantasy focused on the exploitation of people of African descent, especially in medical research. (Calling it a power fantasy isn’t necessarily a criticism; much of sci-fi and fantasy consists of power fantasies for white male nerds, so it ...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 The Book of Phoenix
So what do you really think of the military-industrial complex and corporate culture in America, Ms Okorafor?I enjoyed this a lot more than the companion book in the series, though that was perhaps better written, on the whole (this one seemed to have a lot of small editing glitches). It's one of th...
Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
3.0 The Book of Phoenix
An interesting premise, but I am just not a fan of fantasy. I found the most interesting parts to be those that are dystopic—the company that has created the 7 towers and what they are allowed to do, etc. I would love to read more about these ideas. But the slipping? Fantasy, meh.I read this late fo...
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