The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor is a short, apocalyptic sci fi novel that essentially chronicles the truly epic rise and journey of a world-changing girl named Phoenix (like the bird) (not related to Jean Grey). But don’t let that stop you from reading it.
First, take three minutes and five seconds to consider “Busy Earnin'” from Jungle’s first album (Jungle, 2014):
Old news, yes – it’s been four years since the disco funk duo put out their first album. Half of it was easily a solid 9.6/10, like “Busy Earnin’,” and half of it was a fine 6.5, chill and inoffensive but not doing much of anything. I enjoyed the album and have been ready for Jungle 2 for a while. Continue reading ““I was already changing”: a review of Jungle: For Ever”
If you’ve ever taken a multi-week trip across a place you’ve only ever seen a few pictures of, you’ll know the feeling of days lasting forever, full of so many memorable and unexpected things that they start to run together and you can’t remember what happened when and why where. Nikhil Sing’s Taty Went West is a bit like that, an epic psychedelic sci fi road novel, and it wasn’t what I was expecting, even though I went in knowing it had floating pyramids, machine guns, and dinosaurs.