Last week, Nnedi Okorafor took to Instagram and Facebook to share some really big news with her fan. She has a new novella coming out. Her fans must be ecstatic.

Here are all the details we have so far about the new book.

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The forthcoming sci-fi novella is titled Remote Control and is being published by Tor.com. Set in near-future Ghana, it tells the story of a girl named Sankofa, who wields enormous power as the adopted daughter of death.

The publication date is set for January 19, 2021. The cover, pictured above, was created by Okorafor’s long-time collaborator, Greg Ruth. Okorafor shared on Facebook that the novella project took over 8 years to complete.

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Though the publication date is 9 months away, the pre-order button is live. You can preorder either from Afriware Books here or from Amazon here.

Synopsis: 

“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From now on she would be known as Sankofa­­—a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.

Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks—alone, except for her fox companion—searching for the object that came from the sky when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.

But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?

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The cover of my forthcoming novella REMOTE CONTROL (published by Tor.com, January 2021). Cover art by the amazing Greg Ruth (@gregthings). Preorders available through @afriwarebooks. #africanfuturism —“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.” About the book: The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From now on she would be known as Sankofa­­—a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks—alone, except for her fox companion—searching for the object that came from the sky when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers. But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion? #RemoteControlNovella #nnediokorafor #sciencefiction #gregruth #nnedi

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Congrats to Okorafor!