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Lagoon

(2014)
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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: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than a whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics." - Ursula K Le Guin


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-4814-4087-X / 978-1-4814-4087-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-4814-4088-8 / 978-1-4814-4088-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-4447-6276-1 / 978-1-4447-6276-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 1-4447-6275-3 / 978-1-4447-6275-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
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April 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
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April 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lagoon
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU