The Desert Magician’s Duology by Nnedi Okorafor

Sep 26, 2023

Nov 28, 2023

About Shadow Speaker

Amazon Editor’s Pick, Best SFF September 2023 •  The Strand, Science Fiction Pick of the Month October 2023 • Audible Best Audiobooks of Fall 2023

“The postapocalyptic Saharan landscape is striking; technology, magic, and awe-inspiring nature all weave together in the background of this vivid adventure centered on the coming-of-age theme that is a hallmark of Okorafor’s work. The characters, meanwhile, are expertly realized­… a mind-blowing expedition into a not too distant future world.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

About Like Thunder

This brand-new sequel to Nnedi Okorafor’s Shadow Speaker contains the powerful prose and compelling stories that have made Nnedi Okorafor a star of the literary science fiction and fantasy space and put her at the forefront of Africanfuturist fiction

“An epic collision of new tech and elemental magic—suspensful, immersive, and chillingly relevant. Another stunning feat of imagination from Nnedi Okorafor.” —Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House

“Okorafor pulls no punches…An emotional near-future novel that will keep readers turning pages even as their mountain of questions grows larger.” —Kirkus

About Nnedi Okorafor

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning New York Times–bestselling writer of science fiction and fantasy for adults, young adults, and children. The more specific terms for her works are africanfuturism and africanjujuism. Born in the United States to Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for drawing from African cultures to create captivating stories with unforgettable characters and evocative settings. Nnedi’s works have received the World Fantasy, Nebula, Eisner, Lodestar, Nommo, and Hugo Awards, amongst others. Nnedi holds a PhD in Literature and two Master’s Degrees (Journalism and Literature), and lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her daughter Anyaugo. Learn more at

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