Remote Control

Nnedi Okorafor (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Tordotcom
Publish Date
January 19, 2021
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.0 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250772800

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About the Author

Dr. Nnedi Okorafor is a speculative fiction novelist of Nigerian descent. Her novels include Who Fears Death (winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel), Akata Witch (an Amazon.com Best Book of the Year), Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), and The Shadow Speaker (winner of the Parallax Award). Her children's book Long Juju Man won the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa. Her short story "Windseekers" was a Writers of the Future Contest finalist in 2001 and was published in Vol. 18.

Reviews

Riveting from its opening page... lyrical and compelling. --Essence

[Okorafor] has a rare ability to open the reader's mind to various futures while creating complex characters and communities... A captivating world, a tragic tale, and a dangerous future. --Kirkus

A beautiful, sad, enthralling novella set in a futuristic Africa, Remote Control is a refreshing oasis of creativity... I implore you to discover this lovely, captivating story for yourself. --BookPage

Okorafor builds a stunning landscape of futuristic technology and African culture, with prose that will grab readers from the first sentence. --Library Journal starred review

This imaginative, thought-provoking story uses elements of the fantastic to investigate the complexities of gender and community outside of a European, colonial imagination. Readers will be blown away. --Publishers Weekly starred review

More Praise for Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her worlds open your mind to new things, always rooted in the red clay of reality. --Neil Gaiman

The details of [Nnedi's] world-building--including Binti's rich culture of origin, living spaceships, and maths that read almost like music--are complex and fascinating --Veronica Roth

There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics. -- Ursula Le Guin

Okorafor's writing is even more beautiful than I remember it being in Binti, evocative and sharply elegant in its economy. --NPR on Binti: Home