Lagoon

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Publisher Description

It’s up to a famous rapper, a biologist, and a rogue soldier to handle humanity’s first contact with an alien ambassador—and prevent mass extinction—in this novel that blends magical realism with high-stakes action.

After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on YouTube and on the streets. Meanwhile, the earth’s political superpowers are considering a preemptive nuclear launch to eradicate the intruders. All that stands between seventeen million anarchic residents and death is an alien ambassador, a biologist, a rapper, a soldier, and a myth that may be the size of a giant spider, or a god revealed.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2015
July 14
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery / Saga Press
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

mzmelody808 ,

Must Read!

Nnedi weaves an amazing story. I was drawn to the science fiction theme of Lagoon. What I usually find lacking in alien invasion stories is the presence of authentic human reaction. I did not have that problem with this story. Lagoon had me frightened of this alien race to the point I had to pause reading the story. I could picture what it would be like to have something so incredible change everything that you know about the world but also resurrect every myth. The action in the story is captivating and the characters are absolutely relatable. My favorite bits of the story were the narratives of the creatures and animals that had been changed. I also loved how Nnedi painted an image of Nigeria so clearly. I feel like I’ve been there and I understand the nuances of the culture. I can’t wait to read all her novels.

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