Staff picks and feminist favorites.
This year will see the HBO series based on Nnedi Okorafor’s 2010 sci-fi fantasy novel Who Fears Death. The novel is a coming-of-age story set in a postapocalyptic Africa and follows Onyesowu, a young girl trying to understand her magical powers. She has to battle her sorcerer father to unite the land in which she lives. The show will be executive produced by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) with Okorafor consulting. Who Fears Death was awarded the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the 2010 Carl Brandon Kindred Award “for an outstanding work of speculative fiction dealing with race and ethnicity.” Read the book before the series premieres!