To the moon and back
From ‘Interstellar Afrotourism’ to a journey into the farthest reaches of the universe, here’s a reading list to stir your grey cells
BINTI by Nnedi Okorafor
Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novella in 2015-16, Binti is the first major work of science fiction to feature a female African protagonist. Set in a future when intergalactic travel is a reality, this novel (the first of a trilogy) by Nigerian author Nnedi Okorafor traces the journey of a young woman named Binti who leaves home to study at a prestigious intergalactic university—the first of her race to do so. The book, which has been described as “Interstellar Afrofuturism", tells a sci-fi adventure story while subtly dismantling ideas of race and cultural identity.
ASTROPHYSICS FOR PEOPLE IN A HURRY
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
FIRST PUBLISHED09.11.2018 | 10:09 PM IST