The first meeting of the Cotuit Library Sci-Fi Book Club.
The Cotuit Library Sci-Fi Book Club is making First Contact! That is to say: we are going to be having our first meeting at the library Wednesday evening in our lovely little art room upstairs, and discussing Binti, the first novella of Nnedi Okorafor’s critically acclaimed Binti Trilogy. Copies will be available for checkout at the library and in ebook form on Libby leading up to the event.
Check out this sinopsis on Binti and then come to the library and grab your copy:
“She left her home for the stars, but found more adventure than she bargained for. A tense and intimate coming-of-age story in space.
“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 the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
“Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, ut her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
“If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the universe itself – but first she has to make it there alive.”
This program is free but please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events or contact the Library.