2043...A Merman I Should Turn to Be

2043...A Merman I Should Turn to Be

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African-descended USians are finally obtaining reparations—underwater. Plunge into the action of a visionary future by the award-winning author of Everfair, with narration by LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Five miles off the South Carolina coast, Darden and Catherina are getting their promised forty acres, all of it undersea. Like every Black “mer,” they’ve been experimentally modified to adapt to their new subaquatic home—and have met with extreme resistance from white supremacists. Darden has an inspired plan for resolution. For both those on land and the webbed bottom-dwellers below, Darden is hoping to change the wave of the future.

Nisi Shawl’s 2043 . . . (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) is part of Black Stars, a multi-dimensional collection of speculative fiction from Black authors. Each story is a world much like our own. Read or listen to them in a single sitting.

Title:2043...A Merman I Should Turn to Be
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    2043...A Merman I Should Turn to Be Reviews

  • Sachi Sabella

    It was a good idea, but not well executed. Confusing and boring. ...

  • Alecia

    Black people getting genetically modified to claim their 40 acres under the sea. Cool idea but the plot was confusing. At the end I wasn't entirely sure what had happened and I didn't care enough to r...

  • Obsidian

    What a weird and fascinating short story. I really did like it. I just think the ending kind of came out of nowhere and I got confused a bit here and there. I did like the premise of Black people gett...

  • LaTrice McNeil-Smith

    This really made no sense and was all over the place. Even LeVar Burton couldn't save this one 🤷🏾‍♀️....

  • Alan Teder

    Confusing Jimi's VisionReview of the Amazon Original Kindle eBook (August 2021)so my love Catherina and medecide to take our last walkthrough the noise to the seanot to die but to be re-bornaway from ...

  • Stacie

    Um... this wasn't for me....

  • Brittany Boggess

    The storyline was all over the place. I hope the rest of the series gets better. ...

  • Netanella

    I loved the concept of this story more than the execution. It reminded me a lot of Rivers Solomon's The Deep, which I just read a month or two ago. African Americans return to the sea and become merme...

  • Jo Forrester

    I wanted to like this book but couldn't really follow what was happening. I kept hoping it would make sense in the end but it didn't. I know that this is a short story but there needs to be some expos...

  • Chrissie

    Like many others here — loved the idea and zoomed out concept: Reparations are finally coming and Black Americans can claim 40-acres . . . underwater, experimentally modifying claimants into merpeop...