Hugo award winning fantasy author Okorafor has teamed up with Tana Ford to deliver a new kind of immigrant story from super-editor Karen Berger’s Berger Books imprint.
’Published by Dark Horse Comics and debuting in comic stores and on digital next month, the story takes place in an alternate Earth where aliens have been assimilated into society.
We follow Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka, a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor as she returns to her New York City apartment to continue living among her neighbors – immigrants from both Africa and outer space.
LaGuardia is a very personal story from Okoroafor (read her personal afterword here) and will tackle issues of discrimination, immigration and other topical subjects of the times.
See the full 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 grandmothers 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. What dark secret is she hiding?
Click here for the series launch trailer and see preview pages below:
Written by Nnedi Okorafor, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winner (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata series) and illustrated by Tana Ford (Silk, Duck!), the team behind Black Panther: Long Live the King #6.
The title is the latest release from Karen Berger’s Berger Books imprint, and launches Dec. 5.
Source: Dark Horse