Suyi Davies Okungbowa

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa is the author of Son of the Storm (Orbit, May 2021), first in The Nameless Republic epic fantasy trilogy, and the godpunk novel, David Mogo, Godhunter (Abaddon, 2019). His shorter works have appeared internationally in periodicals like Tor.com, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Strange Horizons, Fireside, and anthologies like Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, A World of Horror and People of Colour Destroy Science Fiction. He lives between Lagos, Nigeria and Tucson, Arizona where he teaches writing at the University of Arizona and completes his MFA. He tweets at @IAmSuyiDavies and is @suyidavies on Instagram. Learn more at suyidavies.com. ...more

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Son of the Storm launches into orbit

Son of the Storm is here.

Once, I thought The Nameless Republic, as a story, was simply about three people who wanted more from the world. I’ve since realized it is much bigger than that. This is a story that encapsulates and represents a vast range of ideas, concepts, issues. It mirrors matters of today a lot more than I’d thought it would. It is a story that readers and fellow authors alike have

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Includes pronunciation guide for relatively unfamiliar words in series. (Stresses–upward intonations–are on uppercase letters. Flat intonations on low Read more of this blog post »
Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
“Information before you need it is just as dangerous as the lack of it.”
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
“When you pursue two rats at the same time, you catch neither, the pillar of Logic said.

You do not divide forbidden meat with your teeth, the pillar of Religions and Philosophy whispered.

A child does not play outside so much as to forget home, the pillar of History, Geography, and Languages warned.”
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"This is not a review of Son of the Storm. I'm simply using this opportunity to share, for future readers, the explanation I offered to a recent reviewer. The reviewer pointed out their discomfort with the term "yellowskin" as used in this book/se..." Read more of this blog post »
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Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review. I greatly appreciate it, and I'm glad you have brought this point forward. I
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Suyi Okungbowa answered a question about Son of the Storm:
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Not between the main characters, no. Other characters have love lives, but none of them is centered as the main story.
"Good news! As of today the title of Book 1 of has officially been released to retailers as *drumroll*… SON OF THE STORM! Son of the Storm will be the first in this forthcoming epic fantasy trilogy, announced by Orbit in January this yea..." Read more of this blog post »
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“Information before you need it is just as dangerous as the lack of it.”
Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Son of the Storm

“When you pursue two rats at the same time, you catch neither, the pillar of Logic said.

You do not divide forbidden meat with your teeth, the pillar of Religions and Philosophy whispered.

A child does not play outside so much as to forget home, the pillar of History, Geography, and Languages warned.”
Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Son of the Storm

“Stories are like knives: weapons or tools, depending on who is wielding them.”
Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Son of the Storm

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Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Son of the Storm

“When you pursue two rats at the same time, you catch neither, the pillar of Logic said.

You do not divide forbidden meat with your teeth, the pillar of Religions and Philosophy whispered.

A child does not play outside so much as to forget home, the pillar of History, Geography, and Languages warned.”
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“Information before you need it is just as dangerous as the lack of it.”
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