Buchtipps - Sci-Fi / Fantasy

In a remote Nigerian village, twelve-year-old Simi is desperate to uncover a family secret... City girl Simi is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother in a remote Nigerian village. There's no TV, internet or phone. Not a single human-made sound can be heard at night, just the noise of birds and animals rustling in the dark forest outside. Her witchlike grandmother dispenses advice and herbal medicine to the village, but she's tight lipped about their family history. Something must have happened, but what? Determined to find out, Simi disobeys her grandmother and goes exploring.

“The vast crowd that line the beflagged route to the Kremlin was, as in New York, friendly and cheering. ‘Welcome, Otherworld Visitors to the Land of Socialism!’ spelt out the banners, in big Cyrillic letters. ‘For Universal Peace and Free Scientific Exchanges!’ The chairman of the Supreme Soviet, Noriskin, followed closely along the pattern set by Dr Faradien when he introduced Rogard. And Rogard’s message of peace and goodwill, expressed in flawless Russian, once again met with loud and enthusiastic applause.” The White People came from the planet Oxindu.

A frighteningly persuasive, high-tech fable, this novel follows the lives of four narrators living in an alternative futuristic Cape Town, South Africa. Kendra, an art-school dropout, brands herself for a nanotech marketing program; Lerato, an ambitious AIDS baby, plots to defect from her corporate employers; Tendeka, a hot-headed activist, is becoming increasingly rabid; and Toby, a roguish blogger, discovers that the video games he plays for cash are much more than they seem.

The colony ship Ragtime docks in the Lagos system, having travelled light years from home to bring one thousand sleeping souls to safety among the stars. Some of the sleepers, however, will never wake - and a profound and sinister mystery unfolds aboard the gigantic vessel. Its skeleton crew are forced to make decisions that will have repercussions for all of humanity's settlements. An Arthur C. Clarke Award winner's triumphant return to science fiction. By the author of Rosewater.

A star falls from the sky. A woman rises from the sea. The world will never be the same. Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before.

Biopunk, Cyberpunk, Afrofuturismus, SF-Thriller und Alien-Invasion-Story – all das vereint Tade Thompson in seinem klugen und innovativen Roman "Rosewater" Rosewater ist eine Stadt an der Grenze – an der Grenze zu der Biokuppel, die die außerirdischen Woodworm in Nigeria, unweit von Lagos, errichtet haben. Angesiedelt haben sich dort die Hoffnungsvollen, die Hungrigen und die Hilflosen – all diejenigen, die dabei sein wollen, wenn sich ein Mal im Jahr dieser Dom öffnet und jeden, der sich in dessen Umgebung befindet, von seinen Leiden heilt.

Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung.

Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.  

Sucher, der Jäger mit dem besonderen Sinn, wird vor seine schwierigste Aufgabe gestellt. Er muss einen Jungen aufspüren, der vor drei Jahren spurlos verschwand. Seine Fährte führt ihn durch Wälder und Städte, zu Gestaltwandlern, Ausgestoßenen und Hexen. Aber kann er den Jungen retten und die Welten wieder in Einklang bringen? »Man Booker Prize«-Träger Marlon James legt mit »Schwarzer Leopard, roter Wolf« den Auftakt zu einer Trilogie vor, die afrikanische Geschichte und Mythen zu einem gewaltigen Fantasy-Epos verflicht.  

From the award-winning writer of The Reactive, Triangulum is an ambitious, often philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa's recent past and near future -- starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s.