The Book of Phoenix

Nnedi Okorafor
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The Book of Phoenix


What if all we needed to make super-humans was already hidden in our DNA? What if immortality had a price tag? What if you woke up having the power of the sun under your skin?

A really unique take on Gene Manipulation theme and a really fast read, I couldn't put it down. I loved the writing style and story. What took me by surprise was the fact that, although the premise was limitless, the focus of the story remained on the character interactions, feelings, fears. Describing the big from the point of view of the small was always interesting to me. The power of empathy is undeniable no matter how unpleasant or scary or enormous a subject is.

A worthy read, to say the least.