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Reading Women | Afrofuturism & Africanfuturism
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Reading Women | Afrofuturism & Africanfuturism

In honor of Black History Month, Reading Women's theme for February is Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism.

Dread Nation

By: Justina Ireland
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours 56 minutes

“Two days before Jane McKeene was born, the dead on the battlefields of the Civil War began to walk the earth. Though she was born to plantation owners, Jane’s mixed-race heritage and dark skin means she is now training at combat school to be an Attendant: a zombie-killer whose job it will be to protect the White woman she is contracted to. But... Read more

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The Prey of Gods

By: Nicky Drayden
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi
Length: 12 hours 26 minutes

“This is a sci-fi/fantasy/speculative fiction mashup that takes place in near-future South Africa and has world-building myths with gods and demigoddesses and a trip to the world of the dead but also a genetically altered hallucinogenic drug that turns people into giant animals and a robot uprising and a political campaign and a transgender pop... Read more

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Temper

A Novel

By: Nicky Drayden
Narrated by: Mirron Willis
Length: 13 hours 53 minutes

In a land similar to South Africa, twin brothers are beset by powerful forces beyond their understanding or control in this thrilling blend of science fiction, horror, magic, and dark humor—evocative of the works of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor—from the author of The Prey of Gods.Two brothers.
Seven vices.
One demonic... Read more

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Escaping Exodus

A Novel

By: Nicky Drayden
Narrated by: Cherise Boothe & Adenrele Ojo
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes

""Don't be alarmed - that dizzy pleasurable sensation you're experiencing is just your brain slowly exploding from all the wild magnificent worldbuilding in Nicky Drayden's Escaping Exodus. I loved these characters and this story, and so will you."" - Sam J. Miller, Nebula-Award-winning author of The Art of Starving and Blackfish City
The... Read more

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Deathless Divide

By: Justina Ireland
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin & Jordan Cobb
Length: 14 hours 33 minutes

The sequel to the New York Times bestselling epic Dread Nation is an unforgettable journey of revenge and salvation across a divided America.After the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene hoped her life would get simpler: Get out of town, stay alive, and head west to California to find her mother.But nothing is easy when you’re a girl trained in... Read more

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Binti

Binti: Book #1

By: Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!

"Robin Miles’s terrific narration creates a stellar audiobook. (Pun intended.)"—Modern Mrs. Darcy on Binti

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept... Read more

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Parable of the Sower

Earthseed

By: Octavia E. Butler
Narrated by: Lynne Thigpen
Length: 12 hours 2 minutes

“Heartbreaking, disturbing, inspiring, and powerful, Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower is the OG young adult dystopian lit, written before the genre even came into being. This book will make you stay up all night reading, and it is full of big ideas that will give you tools to face the challenges that face our world and country today and... Read more

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Parable of the Talents

Earthseed

By: Octavia E. Butler
Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd, Sisi Aisha Johnson & Peter Jay Fernandez
Length: 15 hours 28 minutes

Best-selling author Octavia E. Butler's acclaimed novels have won numerous awards, and she is a recipient of a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Parable of the Talents was selected as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying... Read more

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The Fifth Season

The Broken Earth: Book #1

By: N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 15 hours 27 minutes

“The Fifth Season is an amazing, dark, and gripping work that will hook you from the first sentence. I cannot express to you how much this book stunned me. Robin's narration is well paced and engaging. While I wish this was a book for everyone to listen to, it isn't; destruction, trauma, and rage follow the women and girls who tell their stories.... Read more

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The Stone Sky

The Broken Earth: Book #3

By: N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 14 hours 16 minutes

Humanity will finally be saved or destroyed in the shattering conclusion to the post-apocalyptic and highly acclaimed NYT bestselling trilogy that won the Hugo Award three years in a row.

The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of... Read more

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The Obelisk Gate

The Broken Earth: Book #2

By: N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 13 hours 19 minutes

Essun's missing daughter grows more powerful every day, and her choices may destroy the world in this "magnificent" Hugo Award winner and NYT Notable Book. (NPR)

The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night.

Essun -- once Damaya, once Syenite, now avenger -- has found shelter, but not her daughter. Instead... Read more

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Binti

Home

Binti: Book #2

By: Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 4 hours 10 minutes

It's been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.



And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.



But Okwu will be the first... Read more

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Binti

The Night Masquerade

Binti: Book #3

By: Nnedi Okorafor
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.



Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and... Read more

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How Long 'til Black Future Month?

Stories

By: N. K. Jemisin
Narrated by: Shayna Small, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Robin Eller, Ron Butler, Kevin Stillwell, Je Nie Fleming & Jeanette Illidge
Length: 14 hours 10 minutes

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.

"Marvelous and wide-ranging." -- Los Angeles... Read more

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