Book review: Noor

Noor

Noor
by Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by
Délé Ogundiran
Daw Books
Tantor Media
11/9/2021
224 pages
7H10
Science fiction/Cyberpunk*

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*If you don’t know what cyberpunk is, here is a definition I found. It fits perfectly to this novel:

“Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a dystopian futuristic setting that tends to focus on a ‘combination of lowlife and high tech’, featuring futuristic technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with societal collapse or decay.”

I discovered Nnedi Okorafor recently with her Binti trilogy which I enjoyed very much. Nnedi Okorafor has come up with a new genre she calls African futurism. She is masterful in bringing together African culture and science fiction. Noor is another great example of it.

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Book review: Vesper Flights

Vesper Flights

Vesper Flights
by Helen Macdonald
Narrated by
Helen Macdonald
Grove Press
Recorded Books
8/25/2020
288 pages
10H21
Nonfiction/Essays
Science/Nature

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I was very impressed by Helen MacDonald’s previous book, H is for Hawk, even though I never took time to write a full review back then.
As I received Vesper Flights through Libro.fm (check for ways to get free audiobooks and support independent bookstores – excellent app!), here is my humble effort to convince you to listen to this one.

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Book review: Migrations

Migrations

Migrations
by Charlotte McConaghy
Narrated by
Barrie Kreinik
Flatiron Books/Macmillan
Macmillan Audio
US release date 8/4/2020
272 pages
8H48
Literary fiction

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This year, I listened to a few Book Expo America Zoom sessions (I would not have been able to participate if it had been the usual BEA in New York – the sessions are still available on their Facebook page).
One of the books highlighted was Migrations, and it sounded really good. So I was delighted that it was a title available on Libro.fm (check for ways to get free audiobooks and support independent bookstores – excellent app!).

Besides reading, I love birding, so the story grabbed me right away, especially thanks to its gorgeous descriptions.

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