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The Book of Phoenix

(2015)
(A book in the Who Fears Death series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
A fiery spirit dances from the pages of the Great Book. She brings the aroma of scorched sand and ozone. She has a story to tell... .

The Book of Phoenix is a unique work of magical futurism. A prequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, it features the rise of another of Nnedi Okorafor's powerful, memorable, superhuman women.

Phoenix was grown and raised among other genetic experiments in New York's Tower 7. She is an "accelerated woman" - only two years old but with the body and mind of an adult, Phoenix's abilities far exceed those of a normal human. Still innocent and inexperienced in the ways of the world, she is content living in her room speed reading e-books, running on her treadmill, and basking in the love of Saeed, another biologically altered human of Tower 7.

Then one evening, Saeed witnesses something so terrible that he takes his own life. Devastated by his death and Tower 7's refusal to answer her questions, Phoenix finally begins to realize that her home is really her prison, and she becomes desperate to escape.

But Phoenix's escape, and her destruction of Tower 7, is just the beginning of her story. Before her story ends, Phoenix will travel from the United States to Africa and back, changing the entire course of humanity's future.

Genre: Fantasy    

"[Okorafor's] books are fresh, original, and smart. We need more writers like her." - Patrick Rothfuss


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Hardback Editions

2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-4736-1794-4 / 978-1-4736-1794-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 0-7564-1019-3 / 978-0-7564-1019-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 0-7564-1079-7 / 978-0-7564-1079-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 0-7564-1078-9 / 978-0-7564-1078-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-4447-6280-X / 978-1-4447-6280-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-4447-6279-6 / 978-1-4447-6279-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-5318-0179-X / 978-1-5318-0179-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Phoenix
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA