Announcing Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

On behalf of Tor.com, I’m proud to announce Binti, a new science fiction novella by World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor, acquired by Lee Harris.

Binti is a story about a brilliant young woman, and the responsibilities she bears: to her society, her family, and to herself. While travelling through space for the first time in her life, Binti must survive and adapt to an encounter with fascinating and deadly aliens.

With a World Fantasy Award for Who Fears Death and finalist nods from the British Science Fiction Association and Tiptree awards for last year’s Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor is truly a rising star of the genre, and we’re thrilled to have her onboard. She had this to say:

“I’m really pleased and excited to be a part of Tor.com’s new novella program. My novella Binti is the first story I’ve ever written that is set in outer space. Tor.com’s novella program is daring, progressive and pioneering in ways that remind me of my main character Binti, so I think this is a perfect fit.”

Binti will be available in ebook, print on demand and audio editions on September 22nd.


Carl Engle-Laird is an editorial assistant at Tor.com, where he acquires and edits original fiction. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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