After The Flare: A Novel by Deji Bryce OlukotunAfter The Flare: A Novel by Deji Bryce Olukotun

After The Flare: A Novel

byDeji Bryce Olukotun

Paperback | September 22, 2017

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A catastrophic solar flare reshapes our world order as we know it - in an instant, electricity grids are crippled, followed by devastating cyberattacks that paralyze all communication. With America in chaos, former NASA employee Kwesi Bracket works at the only functioning space program in the world, which just happens to be in Nigeria. With Europe, Asia, and the U.S. knocked off-line, and thousands of dead satellites about to plummet to Earth, the planet's only hope rests with theNigerian Space Program's plan to launch a daring rescue mission to the International Space Station. Bracket and his team are already up against a serious deadline, but life on the ground is just as disastrous after the flare. Nigeria has been flooded with advanced biohacking technologies, and the scramble for space supremacy has attracted dangerous peoples from all over Africa. What's more: the militant Islamic group Boko Haram is slowly encroaching on the spaceport, leaving a trailof destruction, while a group of nomads has discovered an ancient technology more powerful than anything Bracket's ever imagined. With the clock ticking down, Bracket - helped by a brilliant scientist from India and an eccentric lunar geologist - must confront the looming threats to the spaceport in order to launch a harrowing rescue mission into space. In this sequel to Nigerians in Space, Deji Bryce Olukotun poses deep questions about technology, international ambition, identity, andspace exploration in the 21st century.
Deji Bryce Olukotun is the author ofNigerians in Space. His work has been featured inVice,Slate,The New York Times,The Los Angeles Times,The Los Angeles Review of Books, theWall Street Journal,National Public Radio,The Atlantic,Guernica,The Millions,World Literature Today,ESPN, and elsewhere.After the Flare is the second novel in theNi...
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Title:After The Flare: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:September 22, 2017Publisher:The Unnamed PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1944700188

ISBN - 13:9781944700188

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AKirkus Starred Review The entire novel is spectacularly imagined, well-written, and a pleasure to read. An absorbing novel that explores a compelling, African-centered future world." - Kirkus Reviews "Olukotun weaves together a broad spectrum of subjects: engineering and archaeology, culture and politics, biohacking and cybernetic animal technology, ancient tribal wisdom and magical stones. With such an original premise, the story is well-paced, with compelling characters and a subtle sense of humor." - Booklist Praise for Deji Bryce Olukotun: 'An exquisite blend of unpredictable twists and lightning-speed plot.'-The Guardian"A madcap first novel that unravels like a spy thriller."-Mark Haskell Smith,Flavorwire"Deji Olukotun's novelNigerians in Space is an impressive debut, a literary thriller that also deftly explores themes of the African diaspora."-David Gutowski,Largehearted Boy"Fast-paced, well-written and packed with insight and humor. Olukotun is a very talented storyteller. "-Charles Yu, National Book Award 5-Under-35 winner and author ofHow to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe"A deft mingling of satirical humor, Noirish twists? and a keen-eyed yet accessible take on cultural displacement in contemporary times. "-Olufemi Terry, winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing"You can taste Cape Town, you can hear it in the dialogue, see its beauty in the descriptions. Deji Olukotun has my city's number: especially its nasty underbelly, the dangerous dealing of abalone poachers. "-Mike Nicol, author of theRevenge Trilogy"A transnational mystery novel replete with assassins, abalone poaching and an international fashion model who exudes light from her skin."-Matt McGregor,Warscapes"A crime thriller that is out of this world."-Samantha Lim,The Brooklyn Paper"Nigerians in Space captures the cocksure attitude and dignified clip of the 1950s radio play, with more mischievous and macabre elements that reflect the frustration of anti-colonial and Pan-African politics."-Megan Eardley,Africa is a Country"The book is a must read."-Dianah Ninsiima,Africa Book Club"