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Afifi, Nadia

Entry updated 22 March 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1984-    ) US author raised in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain who began to publish work of genre interest with "Exhibit K" in Abyss & Apex for second-quarter 2019. She is of sf interest for the Cosmic sequence opening with her first novel The Sentient (2020) in which an escapee from a moderately distant Near Future Dystopian coercive Keep run by the Children of the New Covenant (see Feminism; Religion; Women in SF) finds something like an intellectual home in the Academy of Greater Westport. Her skills as a "holomentic reader" (see Dream Hacking) are not initially exploited, however, as she is assigned to a project in which Clones and their children are subject to secret experimentation and mysterious deaths, possibly caused by Christian cultists. Not quite all the plot tangles are resolved, but the tale continues in the further Cosmic titles The Emergent (2022) and The Transcendent (2023). [JC]

Nadia Afifi

born USA: 13 May 1984





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