Nnedi Okorafor

Books: Fantasy | Science Fiction


The Way of the Wizard (2010), Magic City: Recent Spells (2014), Street Magicks (2016)

The Way of the Wizard (2010) edited by John Joseph Adams

way_of_the_wizardI love anthologies. They give me an escape in bite size pieces that won't keep me up past my bed time on a work night, and they also often a wonderful introduction to authors I have not read previously.

This anthology focuses upon wizards of all sorts, doing wizardly things, though not very many evil wizards.

In "The Go-Slow" by Nnedi Okorafor, Nkem is a famous actor, but he wants to escape. A drive through a Nigerian go-slow where he was only supposed to go from one side of the city to another, leads to another odd attempt on his life.

I'd never read/heard about Ogbanje before. Still not sure I understand, but I still found it interesting.

There were multiple stories I didn't care for, but on the whole, I found it a good and enjoyable collection. After all, I don't have to read the stories I don't like.

Published by Prime Books

Rating: 7/10

Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) edited by Paula Guran


"Kabu Kabu" by Nnedi Okorafor is the story of a taxi ride to O'Hare airport. I've read stories by Nnedi Okorafor and now I'm wondering why I haven't read more.

All in all this is a marvelous collection, that I highly recommend.

Published by Prime Books

Rating: 8.5/10

Street Magicks (2016) edited by Paula Guran

Street MagicksI believe it took me less than a year to finish this anthology. Hopefully this is a new trend for me.

"Hello, Moto" by Nnedi Okorafor is about science and witchcraft.

An interesting collection, although there were a lot of stories that were not for me.

Published by Prime Books

Rating: 7/10