The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden audiobook

The Prey of Gods

By Nicky Drayden
Read by Prentice Onayemi

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062493033
12.45 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Taking place in a near-future South Africa, Drayden introduces us to a diverse and endearing cast of characters and mind-blowingly cool concepts.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“Fans of Lauren Beukes and N. K. Jemisin will want to check out this winning mashup that mixes genres and moods with gleeful abandon, heralding a fresh new talent.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Ancient gods, gene-tech, and gripping action—I love so much about this book.” Cat Rambo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award–nominated author of Beasts of Tabat
“Delightfully unlike most science fiction out there. Drayden mixes folklore, urban fantasy, and science fiction in her futuristic South Africa to dazzling effect.” Washington Post
“The Prey of Gods is original, exciting, a fast-paced story with an emotional depth that connects you to the rich cast of characters. It’s a fabulous debut from an author I hope to see much, much more from.” Martha Wells, author of the Books of the Raksura

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Author

Author Bio: Nicky Drayden

Author Bio: Nicky Drayden

Nicky Drayden is an author whose short fiction has appeared in publications such as Shimmer and Space and Time. Her debut novel in science fiction/fantasy, The Prey of the Gods, was followed by Temper.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English