Tordotcom Publishing is delighted to announce that Jonathan Strahan has acquired a brand new standalone, near-future cli-fi from Nommo Award-winning writer Suyi Davies Okungbowa titled dream of misplaced ark. The deal for worldwide English rights was brokered by Tamara Kawar of DiFiore & Firm along side C&W’s Alexander Cochran.
Off the coast of Outdated Lagos, many years after the damaging rise of the Atlantic Ocean, survivors from the world are huddled collectively within the Fingers, 5 partially submerged towers a number of miles excessive initially designed as a playground for the wealthy. Now the wealthiest of the towers rule from their perches on the best flooring whereas the remainder are crowded into the darkish and fetid flooring that now lie under sea degree. There are additionally those that have been left behind for useless, to be woke up by an historic energy. They’re the kids of Yemoja, and so they search revenge on those that provided them to the waves.
Three lives inside the Fingers are delivered to the forefront of this battle: Yekini, a severe mid-level rookie analyst; Tuoyo, an underwater mechanic mourning an enormous loss; and Ngozi, a narcissistic bureaucrat on the highest ranges of governance. They must work collectively if there’s to be any hope for a future value residing – for everybody.
From writer Suyi Davies Okungbowa:
In 2017, I as soon as stood on the highest flooring of a skyscraper on the coast of Lagos, and from there, in a elegant second, I witnessed: the ability of the ocean, as evidenced by its erosions enraged; the displacement of neighboring communities for the good thing about gentrification initiatives, and the ensuing social stratification; financial initiatives have been hailed as interim measures for an improved environmental future. At that actual second, the spark for Misplaced Ark Dreaming was born. That is my try to look at pathways to therapeutic and restoration of lands and other people, embracing each cutting-edge applied sciences and indigenous practices. It’s my adherence to the interdependence of previous, current and future seen by means of the consciousness of Afrocentric futurisms. And someplace in all of it is a enjoyable journey that includes a gathering of unlikely heroes, a battle towards invincible forces, and questions on what it means to be a small a part of a giant world.
From editor Jonathan Strahan:
When Suyi Okungbowa Davies tales began popping up in Omenana, The Darkish, Apex and elsewhere, it was clear he was a expertise to observe. His story “Dune Tune” knocked my socks off after I learn it in 2019. I definitely had him in thoughts after I learn his fabulous novel, Son of the Storm, and after I learn it. contacted to presumably write for Tordotcom. He steered a post-climate-disaster, science-fantasy story of hope within the vein of Rivers Solomon-meets-Station-Eleven. I do not know precisely what to anticipate at this level, however I knew I needed to learn it. And Suyi didn’t disappoint. dream of misplaced ark is an immediately participating electrical story that I do know readers will love and I am extremely proud to have acquired it and to assist deliver it to readers in all places.
dream of misplaced ark will arrive from Tordotcom Publishing in 2024.
Suyi Davies Okungbowa is a Nigerian writer of fantasy, science fiction and basic speculative works. His newest novel is Son of the Storm (Orbit, 2021), first within the epic fantasy trilogy, The Anonymous Republic (wind warrior, second of the trilogy, is to be revealed in November 2023). His first godpunk fantasy novel David Mogo, god hunter (Abaddon, 2019), gained the 2020 Nommo Award of the very best novel. Her shorter works have appeared in varied periodicals and anthologies and have been nominated for varied awards. He acquired his Masters in Artistic Writing from the College of Arizona and lives in Ontario, the place he teaches inventive writing on the College of Ottawa. Observe him on Twitter and Instagram at @suyidavies, or by way of his e-newsletter, SuyiAfterFive.com.
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