Binti – Nnedi Okorafor

Binti, from a desert-dwelling Namibian clan, has been accepted to Oomza Uni – a prestigious inter-alien university, but far from home. On the way, disaster falls – she’s right in the middle of a long-standing feud between the human Koush and the alien Meduse. 3.5 stars In brief: Binti offers …

If Tomorrow Comes – Nancy Kress

Yesterday’s Kin #2 In a ship built according to a Kindred template, humans have come to explore World’s mysterious nature and history. But they’ve brought soldiers, violence, and human nature with them. 3 stars In brief: If you want good writing and feel comfortable with colonial ideologies, this book may …