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New Treasures: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Monday, September 21st, 2015 | Posted by John ONeill

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Nnedi Okorafor’s first novel for adults, Who Fears Death, won the 2011 World Fantasy Award, and was nominated for a Nebula. Her most recent releases include Lagoon and The Book of Phoenix.

I know what you’re thinking. Damn, I need to read some Nnedi Okorafor. But I’ve got my marathon training coming up, and I have to help the kids with their homework, and schedule my liposuction before my high school reunion. No way I can fit in a 400-page novel! Curse that John O’Neill and his relentless New Treasures temptations!

Calm down, calm down. I got you into this, I can get you out. I know you’re desperate to sound hip at your next Reading Club meeting, and I know you can’t fit another novel into that busy schedule of yours. But what about a novella? That’s like a novel, and between you and me, most people don’t know the difference. Pick up a copy of Binti, Nnedi Okorafor latest book — on sale tomorrow from Tor.com — and you can have it read by Friday. It’s only 96 pages! At the next Club meeting, when that snobby hipster casually mentions The Book of the Phoenix, just say, “Brilliant, of course. But have you read Binti? It’s her absolute latest, darling.” And then you can munch hor d’oeuvres while he makes lame excuses for a change.

Binti is the fourth in Tor.com‘s new line of premium novellas, following The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Witches of Lychford, and Sunset Mantle. It is $9.99 in trade paperback, and just $2.99 for the digital edition — you’ll never be hip for such a bargain price again.

See the complete list of Tor.com novellas we’ve covered so far below.

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
Sunset Mantle by Alter S. Reiss
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Last Witness by K. J. Parker
Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter
Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
The Builders by Daniel Polansky
Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
The Shootout Solution by Michael R. Underwood
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Check out the first ten Tor.com novellas (with sample chapters!) here, and see the complete line-up here.

See all of our recent New Treasures here.

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