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The Prey of Gods
By Nicky Drayden

Discussed September 2018

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Main characters:

  • Elkin Rathers-Muzikayise’s friend and lover
  • Muzikayise McCarthy (Muzibot) – teenager that uses hallucinogenic drugs with unusual side effects
  • Nomvula- little girl with golden eyes and a big secret
  • Rife - Riya’s lover and drug provider.  Elkin’s cousin.
  • Riya Natrajan-world famous pop star with daddy issues
  • Wally Stoker (Felicity Lyons)-councilman by day and different personae by night
  • Sydney-gains power through the fears of dying humans
  • Papa Fuzz-Muzikayise’s grandfather
  • Mr. Tau-mentor to Sydney and Nomula?
  • Adam Patel, Brandy Shafer, Gregory Mbende, Pearl Bayles, Rhoda Sanjit
  • Robots-Clever4-1, Clever4-1.1
Questions:
  1. Did you finish the book? Did you like it?
  2. Would you categorize this book as speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, or something else?
  3. Were the elements of wry humor, mythology, and paranormal effective?
  4. How did you feel of the future South African urban setting?
  5. Would you classify this book as Afrofuturism?
  6. What did you think about the LGBT content?
  7. How did you feel about the interactions of the robots and the humans?
  8. How did you feel about the treatment of Clever4-1 and Clever4-1.1 by their former owners?
  9. How did the interactions the robots had with humans manifest how they in turn treated humans?
  10. Did the different cultures (ie. Xhosa, Zulu) add to the overall storyline?
  11. What did you think of the Xhosa ritual that Papa Fuzz wanted Muzi to take part?
  12. Compare and contrast the relationship of Mr. Tau and Sydney vs. Mr. Tau and Nomvula.
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