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About the Author

is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including
Zahrah the Windseeker
, which won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, and
Who Fears Death
, winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She lives in Buffalo, New York, where she is a professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Buffalo. Find her on Facebook, on Twitter
, and at


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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real places are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and events are products of the author's imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Text copyright © 2014 by Nnedi Okorafor

Originally published in 2014 by Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton

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Jacket photograph copyright © 2015 by Franklin Kappa/Getty Images

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First Saga Press hardcover edition July 2015

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Okorafor, Nnedi.

Lagoon / Nnedi Okorafor. — First edition.

pages ; cm

Summary: “A biologist, a famous rapper, and a rogue soldier become the honor guard and interpreter of humanity's first contact with an alien ambassador in this thriller that combines magicial realism and seemingly end-of-the-world high tension”— Provided by publisher.

ISBN 978-1-4814-4087-5 (hardcover)

ISBN 978-1-4814-4089-9 (eBook)

1. Extraterrestrial beings—Fiction. 2. Human-alien encounters—Fiction. I. Title.

PS3615.K67L33 2015

813.6—dc23 2015010814

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