Africanfuturist author Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “Just Out of Jupiter’s Reach” was recently published on June 27. It is available in both e-Book and an Audiobook formats and can be read or listened to in one sitting.

Okorafor’s short story is sent in the world of her famous Binti trilogy and concerns the prototype of Third Fish. The audiobook version of the story is read out loud by Dele Ogundiran, Nigerian-American actress and producer most famous for her roles in As We See It (2022) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).

Okorafor’s story is about a revolutionary experiment in space which opens a woman’s eyes to the meaning of solitude. Read the captivating synopsis below:

Tornado Onwubiko is one of seven people on Earth paired with sentient ships to explore and research the cosmos for twenty million euros. A decade of solitary life for a lifetime of wealth. Five years into the ten-year mission of total isolation comes a consolation: a temporary meetup among fellow travelers. A lot can happen in a week. For Tornado, who left a normal life behind, a little company can be life-changing.

Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American author who won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Binti (2015) and many more accolades. We are certain this story will be enjoyed by all speculative fiction fans.

Buy “Just Out of Jupiter’s Reach” here.