Title: Binti: The Complete Trilogy
By: Nnedi Okorafor
Release Date: February 5th, 2019
Summary from Goodreads: Collected for the first time in an omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University.
In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. Despite her family's concerns, Binti's talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey.
But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti's spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination.
There is more to the history of the Medusae--and their war with the Khoush--than first meets the eye. If Binti is to survive this voyage and save the inhabitants of the unsuspecting planet that houses Oomza Uni, it will take all of her knowledge and talents to broker the peace.
Collected now for the first time in omnibus form, follow Binti's story in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy.
Review: OK, I really wanted to like this book. The premise seemed right up my alley. I had a hard time becoming invested in the story. The world building was deep and at times heavy. Its really hard to find the right balance between too much world building and not enough, especially in the scifi genre. There can be a lot that needs to be painted since the writer is essentially creating a whole new world. I'm not sure about the characters. They were there, but were they special. I'm not sure yet.
I gave the book three stars because it had a lot of potential, but I couldn't get into the story.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.