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Out 11 May 2021 from Orbit Books

An evocative tale of myth and magic set in a rich and vibrant world inspired by West-African empires.

In the thriving city of Bassa, a brilliant university scholar, an ambitious fixer's daughter, and a warrior from an island that shouldn't exist stumble upon buried secrets: a powerful magical mineral that could unite the continent, or destroy it.

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🧑🏾‍🎓 Wayward scholar on a chase-quest
👩🏿😤 Fixer’s daughter with Smoldering Intensity
🦇 A lightning bat & 🌲 a breathing rainforest
🙍🏾‍♂️🙍🏾‍♂️🙍🏾‍♂️ Triplet African uncles, lmao
🌓🥳 Mooncrossing festivals
🍐 Soursop & 🍶 palm wine
✨💎 Cool magical minerals

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"A Tense Traveler Awaits a Crucial Meeting in This First Look at West Africa-Inspired Fantasy, SOM OF THE STORM."

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa —

Author. Scholar. Rebel.

I'm a Nigerian author of fantasy, science fiction and general speculative fiction inspired by my West-African origins. My next novel, SON OF THE STORM (Orbit, May 2021) is first in the epic fantasy trilogy, The Nameless Republic. My first novel, DAVID MOGO, GODHUNTER (Abaddon, 2019) won the 2020 Nommo Award for Best Novel. You'll find my shorter works at Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons etc, and in Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, A World of Horror and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction.

As a speaker and instructor, I've taught college-level writing and spoken at various venues, including the University of Arizona (where I also got my MFA), the Piper Writing Centre at ASU, the University of Washington and the University of Chicago.

I currently live between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona.

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I wrote a Black Panther! —

And it's featured in the first ever Black Panther short story anthology!

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