Review: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson

As a straight white middle-aged male, I’ve often felt like science fiction’s target demographic. Most SF feels like it’s aimed right at me.

Midnight Robber is definitely not aimed at me. Which, honestly, made it a lot more interesting. Being extremely well written helped a lot, too.

A privileged but innocent child living on the planet Toussaint (essentially The Planet of the Caribbean) is taken by her corrupt father to another world they can’t return from. In this new world, the monsters of Caribbean folklore are real, and humans scrape together whatever they can in the wild.

Recommendation: Read it, unless you’ve read a ton of excellent Jamaican sci-fi recently.

2 thoughts on “Review: Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson

  1. Hi Dan,

    “Privileged *but* innocent”? Wow, I didn’t think that was possible.

    I think you’d really appreciate Titania McGrath’s Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/TitaniaMcGrath?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

  2. Thanks Dan, I picked this book up from Waterstones based on this review. You are right, it is so refreshing to find a sci-fi novel aimed at more diverse audiences. Thanks for the review, I am half way through and really enjoying the read!

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