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Date:
June 28, 2021
Time:
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Online event
Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group: David Mogo Godhunter

Monday, June 28, 2021

We'll talk about Suyi Davies Okungbowa's Nigerian godpunk urban fantasy novel about a demigod bounty hunter trying to put right a mistake.

Join us to discuss Suyi Davies Okungbowa's fantastic tale of gods and mortals!

Since the Orisha War that rained thousands of deities down on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, demigod, scours Eko’s dank underbelly for a living wage as a freelance Godhunter. Despite pulling his biggest feat yet by capturing a high god for a renowned Eko wizard, David knows his job’s bad luck. He’s proved right when the wizard conjures a legion of Taboos—feral godling-child hybrids—to seize Lagos for himself. To fix his mistake and keep Lagos standing, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister and a speech-impaired Muslim teenage girl to defeat the wizard.

This urban fantasy godpunk novel from Nigeria continues a growing tradition in bringing the choicest bits of African fantasy to life.

About Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and general speculative fiction inspired by his West-African origins. He is the author of the highly-anticipated epic fantasy series, The Nameless Republic, beginning with Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021). His godpunk fantasy debut novel David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019), won the 2020 Nommo Ilube Award for Best Speculative Novel by an African. His shorter fiction and nonfiction have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, and anthologies like Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (Marvel/Titan, 2021) and Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy (Saga, 2020).

The Menlo Park Library Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month.