Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor is the brains behind a forthcoming Black Panther spin-off series, and one of her stories, Who Fears Death is soon to be adapted for television by the creator of Game of Thrones, HBO. 

Her rise to the top was not easy, she has still found a way to use her experiences and perspectives to  become one of the most innovative science fiction and fantasy writers of her generation.

Her recent comic, ‘LaGuardia‘, the first in the series, is about African and alien immigrants in a Brooklyn apartment building called New Hope. Check out the synopsis below:

“Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.

There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change in more ways than one. What dark secret is she hiding? “

The new sci-fi project is set in the same universe as her previous work, Binti. Through the link she shared to BleedingCool.com, other details are seen, including the project’s illustrators, Tana Ford and James Devlin, and thanks to Dark Horse Comics, a brief summary of the work is also written on the site.

LaGuardia will hit the bookshelves in October.