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Triangulum is an ambitious, often philosophical and genre-bending novel that covers a period of over 40 years in South Africa's recent past and near future ― starting from the collapse of the apartheid homeland system in the early 1990s, to the economic corrosion of the 2010s, and on to the looming, large-scale ecological disasters of the 2040s.

In 2040, the South African
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Kindle Edition, 430 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Two Dollar Radio
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Ian Mond
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed this in the June 2019 issue of Locus Magazine.
Jacob Hoefer
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this was one of the best science fiction epics I've read in a while. Kind of like Full Metal Jacket the book has two storylines involving the same cast. The first takes place in South Africa in 1999-2002 and is a genuinely honest and well explored coming of age story for a girl whoes mother is missing (she believes to be abducted by aliens) and father is sick. The second is that same girl caught in a high stakes espionage thriller while trying to piece togeather the course of her life an ...more
Beth M.
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What did I just read?!?! My mind is still racing!

Described by publisher Two Dollar Radio as a “genre-bending novel,” Triangulum by Masande Ntshanga is an unprecedented blend of science-fiction, mystery, and then some. I’m honestly a little speechless about this one!

The novel focuses on a set of documents sent anonymously to an astronomer, claiming that the world will end in ten years. Formatted as a series of memoir/journal entries and transcribed recordings, Triangulum takes the reader on a jou
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Masande Ntshanga is the winner of the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award in 2013, and a finalist for the Caine Prize in 2015. He was born in East London, South Africa, and graduated with a degree in Film and Media and an Honours degree in English Studies from Univeristy of Cape Town, where he became a creative writing fellow, completing his Masters in Creative Writing under the Mellon Ma ...more
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