The Prey Of Gods by Nicky DraydenThe Prey Of Gods by Nicky Drayden

The Prey Of Gods

byNicky Drayden

Paperback | June 13, 2017

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From a new voice in the tradition of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor comes The Prey of Gods, a fantastic, boundary-challenging tale, set in a South African locale both familiar and yet utterly new, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark humor.

In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:

A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country . . .

An emerging AI uprising . . .

And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.

It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.

Fun and fantastic, Nicky Drayden takes her brilliance as a short story writer and weaves together an elaborate tale that will capture your heart . . . even as one particular demigoddess threatens to rip it out.

Nicky Drayden’s short fiction has appeared in publications such as Shimmer and Space and Time Magazine. She is a Systems Analyst and resides in Austin, Texas, where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required.
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Title:The Prey Of GodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:June 13, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062493035

ISBN - 13:9780062493033

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best Scifi/Fantasy releases this year This is one of the most interesting and diverse scifi/fantasy I've ever read. The first 100ish pages are pure perfection, delineating this near-future world and its cast of characters with care, humour, and so much heart. Definitely one of the most pleasurable reading experiences ever.
Date published: 2017-06-19

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The Prey of Gods is an ambitious blend of folklore, bioengineering, and science fiction... With luck, readers will remember Drayden’s novel when nomination season rolls around.”