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The Smart Home Dilemma

A journalist who specializes in the Internet of Things responds to Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “Mother of Invention.” What we call a smart home today isn’t smart. It’s a cluster of gadgets that the user actively programs to respond to basic triggers. Show More Summary

The World Of Afro-Futurism Goes Way Beyond 'Black Panther' - Here's A Primer

The term comes from a 1994 essay, and it applies to everything from the fiction of Octavia Butler and Nnedi Okorafor to the music of Janelle Monáe and the recent Jay-Z video "Family Feud" (directed by Ava DuVernay). Basically: Afro-futurism "refers to an aesthetic that infuses science fiction and fantasy with cultures of the African […]

Nnedi Okorafor: "My science fiction has different ancestors -- African ones"

'"My science fiction has different ancestors -- African ones," says writer Nnedi Okorafor. In between excerpts from her "Binti" series and her novel "Lagoon," Okorafor discusses the inspiration and roots of her work -- and how she opens strange doors through her Afrofuturist writing.' -- TEDGlobal 2017

Nnedi Okorafor Delivers an Awesome TedTalk on Afrofuturism

3 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Nnedi Okorafor is one of science fiction's brightest voices. The Nebula and Hugo award-winning author has published multiple novels and short stories about futuristic African societies and fantastical ones as well. Her newest young adult novel, Akata Warrior, is the long-awaited sequel to Akata Witch which came about in 2011 is out now and it is amazing.

The Shortlist: New Y.A. Crossover Fiction From Nnedi Okorafor, Kristin Cashore and More

A female Mr. Ripley, a time-traveling artist, an abandoned teenager in a drug-addled town and an albino girl with mystical powers that just might save the world.

Shorties (Nnedi Okorafor Profiled, An Interview with Patti Smith, and more)

The New York Times profiled author Nnedi Okorafor. Patti Smith talked to Hyperallergic about her new book Devotion. Carmen Maria Machado discussed her story collection Her Body and Other Parties with BOMB. Machado shared her influences at Library of America....

Fantasy That Focuses On Africa, Not Europe, Is Booming Right Now

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Writers including N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor - whose 2010 postapocalyptic Who Fears Death is being turned into a series on HBO - and, earlier, Octavia Butler and Ben Okri, have long been turning to traditions well outside of medieval Europe for their speculative fiction books, but now "there’s an enormous appetite for fantasy stories […]

Nnedi Okorafor and the Fantasy Genre She Is Helping Redefine

Science fiction and fantasy, long dominated by Western mythology, are growing more diverse, with novels that draw on African mythology and legends.

Our First Look At A Fiery New Foe From Thor: Ragnarok

Ezra Miller apologises for one piece of classic Flash lore that didn't make it into Justice League. HBO's adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death is moving forward. Melissa Benoist teases a new suit for Kara on Supergirl. Plus, new footage from Arrow, and casting updates for Game of Thrones and Good Omens. Behold, spoilers! More »      

HBO Closes Development Deal For Adaptation Of Nnedi Okorafor's 'Who Fears Death'

5 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

After early negotiations, HBO have finally closed a development deal for Who Fears Death, a new series based on the novel of the same name by Hugo Award winning author Nnedi Okorafor. Who Fears Death is a post-apocalyptic fantasy novel...

HBO's 'Who Fears Death' Adaptation Adds Writer, Michael Lombardo

Selwyn Seyfu Hinds has been tapped to adapt author's Nnedi Okorafor's fantasy novel. read more

‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Working on TV Adaptation of African Fantasy Novel

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

'Who Fears Death,' a 2010 novel by U.S.-Nigerian Nnedi Okorafor, is a post-apocalyptic account of a genocide in Africa.

George R.R. Martin Wants To Make Sure You Know Exactly How Involved He Is In Who Fears Death

When news broke yesterday that HBO had optioned Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death as a television series and that George R.R. Martin was set to serve as an executive producer, more than a few eyebrows were raised for a couple of different reasons. More »      

George R.R. Martin Developing Fantasy Novel Who Fears Death at HBO

7 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The novel hails from author Nnedi Okorafor The post George R.R. Martin Developing Fantasy Novel Who Fears Death at HBO appeared first on

HBO And George R.R. Martin Set To Produce Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death TV Series

We've known for some time that Nnedi Okorafor's World Fantasy Award-winning novel Who Fears Death was being adapted into a live action project, but the author took to her Facebook page late last night to share news about where we can eventually expect to see it. More »      

George R.R. Martin to Adapt Fantasy Novel Who Fears Death for HBO

Martin will again team with HBO to executive produce the series adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor's award-winning novel. The post George R.R. Martin to Adapt Fantasy Novel Who Fears Death for HBO appeared first on CBR.

Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death Is in Early Development at HBO

7 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Nnedi Okorafor's World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Who Fears Death, is now in development as a TV series at HBO, with George R.R. Martin executive producing.

HBO Will Reportedly Produce Nnedi Okorafor's 'Who Fears Death,' With George RR Martin

The celebrated sci-fi author, with Chicagoland roots, announced the deal today. [ more › ]

A Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Set In Sudan Is Reportedly Coming To HBO

Nnedi Okorafor says her novel has been optioned, and George R.R. Martin is attached as an executive producer.

Sci-fi novel 'Who Fears Death' from Illinois writer in series development at HBO

Building off is enormous success with "Game of Thrones," HBO has optioned yet another genre novel: Nnedi Okorafor's "Who Fears Death," winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for best novel. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the story takes place in Sudan and centers on a character called Onyesonwu,...

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