This is a difficult book to review because of the nature of the story. It all unfolds rather like the layers of an onion, as more details come to light.
Nnedi Okorafor’s latest work, Binti, manages to bring freshness and originality to what is basically a coming-of-age story. The heroine is Binti, a young Himba woman (a tribal group in a future Africa who specialize in mathematics and its use in technology – and who never leave home) who is accepted into Oomza University, the most advanced and rigorous university in the galaxy.
Seveneves is a must-read. The characters are believable, the many plot lines are expertly woven together, and the result is a delightful page-turner that will satisfy fans of both “hard” and “soft” science fiction.