LaGuardia

LaGuardia

From Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award Winner Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata series) comes Laguardia. Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka, who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling a From Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award Winner Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata series) comes Laguardia. ...

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Title:LaGuardia
Author:Nnedi Okorafor
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1506710751
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

LaGuardia Reviews

  • Terry
    Aug 04, 2019
    About 10 months ago I had the good fortune to attend a lecture/presentation by Nnedi Okorafor. She mentioned that her experience at LaGuardia Airport (and other airports) provided some of the impetus for the graphic novel she had just finished work on. So, when it finally arrived at th...
  • Liz Murray
    Sep 21, 2019
    Nnedi Okorafor's world building is intense even without preformed visuals but I loved the artwork that comes with this story and it was so enjoyable to spend some time with this book, reading it in one go. I was captured by the central story, a love story with baby-on-board, and the im...
  • Marissa
    Aug 30, 2019
    I'd have liked it more if it didn't feel so rushed. ...
  • Martin
    Apr 06, 2019
    Read all 4 issues of this in one go. It?s terrible that this seems like a totally plausible future based on our current foreign policies. ...
  • Sean Kottke
    Jul 27, 2019
    In the 3.5 to 4 range. Great, timely concept, framing today's travel ban and alien issues within the context of true extraterrestrials cross-pollinating (literally) with humans. The artwork is extraordinary. The dialogue is a bit declamatory in the style of writing for young readers or...
  • Justin Lee
    Sep 01, 2019
    Gorgeous art and a story that is both literal and metaphor. I hope 20-30 years from that Nnedi Okorafor is a name that will be remembered for her impact on literature. Loved the world created and want more. Hope LaGuardia continues. It?s like reading Men in Black, but w/out the polic...
  • Alan
    Mar 13, 2019
    I first discovered Okorafor with Binti which I loved. She's the first science fiction writer in a long time, all right maybe 10-12 years, who made go I need to start buying more of her books (and will when more of them hit paperback). So, she's writing an original science fiction comic...
  • Lauredhel
    Sep 03, 2019
    Absolutely wonderful. Best graphic novel I've read all year. Glorious art. ...
  • Paul Mirek
    Mar 22, 2019
    The tired "aliens as Aliens" conceit gets a worthy refresh courtesy of the rich imaginations of Okorafor and Ford. This leisurely paced but affecting miniseries highlights complexities of the immigration question that are often absent from discussions in the West, visually realized in ...
  • rosalind
    May 13, 2019
    [read as single issues] ...
  • Simsian
    Aug 13, 2019
    While I have really enjoyed stories of intersectionality of this ilk, and especially the use of cross-species to tell stories of mixed race, I don't feel like this does anything particularly interesting with the concept. I can see evocation of Butler's Lilith series, but nothing like t...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Aug 17, 2019
    I didn't realize this was set in the same world as Lagoon! Really interesting look at immigration, xenophobia, and racism--not just as metaphor, but interwoven with existing prejudices. Okorafor presents a future that is hopeful while dealing with the struggles we have now. I appreciat...
  • Rae
    Aug 29, 2019
    This is the most Nnedi of her comics that I've read. Not surprising as it's her world. I'm still reading through Lagoon, but this is set in the same world and I love Future. She's a strong female, and her grandmother is epic, as are the other tenants like Laundry. There's also some soc...
  • Adelaide Metzger
    Aug 06, 2019
    So effing GOOD!!! I read the issues digitally as they were released, but God knows I HAD to preorder and own this in physical form. I cried this time around, you guys!! ? Nnedi Okorafor can be very adamant and too unforgiving for me on social media (I?m very a much a quiet ...
  • Amma
    Jun 13, 2019
    I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC from the publisher through Edelweiss. As usual Okorafor provides historical context for a modern problem in the guise of science fiction. As expected, I enjoyed the story. I wish we could spend more time with the characters like Let Me Live. There...
  • Marion
    Aug 08, 2019
    Fun illustrations and interesting characters. The story was pretty straightforward and a bit too on the nose for my liking (not a lot of subtlety in its commentary on the real world). But overall a good graphic novel romp that creates a world that is neither dystopian nor utopian, but ...
  • Kelly K
    Sep 01, 2019
    4.75 stars. Brb, gotta go sob over a fucking plant. ...
  • Kevin
    Sep 12, 2019
    Inspired by Trump's travel ban, excessive TSA screening and security theater, and aliens (including multiple meanings of the word), this graphic novel is an interesting exploration in what makes us human and how we react to the other. ...
  • Celia
    Aug 29, 2019
    Immigration and racism propaganda that?s as hypocritical as it is false. All the bad Americans are white. Nuff said. So disappointing from an author whose writing is usually better than this, albeit always political. In her postscript, the author describes the personal exper...
  • Lata
    Aug 31, 2019
    Loved this story about immigration, tolerance and intolerance, family, both biological and found, and kindness. Loved the artwork, too, for its exuberance and beauty. ...
  • Jaq
    Sep 12, 2019
    Standout graphic novel of the year. Absolutely spot on. Loved it. ...
  • Erica McGillivray
    Aug 09, 2019
    Floral aliens in a story by Okorafor? Yes, please and more. So many great characters in this, and so much relevant conversation about immigration. ...
  • Rod Brown
    Sep 01, 2019
    Okorafor uses speculative fiction and extraterrestrials to take on present day U.S. travel bans and immigration issues. The storyline is a little loopy but stays fun while landing its points well. Countries thrive when they leave themselves open to a constant infusion of new blood ...
  • Chad
    Aug 22, 2019
    The first book in the Berger Books line I've found worth reading. Okorafor is the up and coming Sci-Fi writer who wrote Binti. Here she writes about a future America who is instituting a travel ban from certain countries, this time with aliens in the mix. I would have liked to see some...
  • Adam Stone
    Jul 25, 2019
    The premise of this story is everything I look for in science fiction. It's a futuristic story that spaks clearly about problems we are having now, thus acting as a parable from the future. Okorafor gives us a world where aliens, referred to as florals, who look like plants are a pa...
  • Y.S. Stephen
    Jun 10, 2019
    There aren't many western publishers pumping out African-based sci-fi or fantasy comic books so I was glad to see Nnedi Okorafor's LaGuardia on my Edelweiss list. The story itself is about aliens who came to earth as refugees and immigrants, contributed to earth's technology, then a...
  • Kari
    Aug 30, 2019
    did i completely understand what was going on? no was is completely invested in the story? YES! the metaphors and how connected it was to today's political climate and state of the world was so smart and this idea was weird and fresh. i mean, i have A LOT of questions but this...
  • Maia
    Jun 30, 2019
    I picked up this review copy from Edelweiss because I loved Okorafor's writing for Shuri. It's not every day that an author can transition from novel-writing to comic-writing so smoothly. LaGuardia did not disappoint. I read it in one sitting. It's obvious from every description and...
  • Danny Hicks
    Aug 26, 2019
    I'm giving this a 4, but I want to give it a 3. I feel like the groundwork has been laid for a great series if it just keeps going. ...
  • Elin (annotatedpaperbacks)
    Jun 13, 2019
    (full review on my blog.) what initially drew me to laguardia was the writer, as nnedi okorafor is someone i?m familiar with from her previous works, especially her binti series. okorafor is an incredible africanfuturist writer, i?m always in awe of her way of writing characters...