Remote Control

Nnedi Okorafor

fiction fantasy science fiction
dark inspiring fast-paced

160 pages | first published 2021

The new book by Nebula and Hugo Award-winner, Nnedi Okorafor.

"She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own."

The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa­­--a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past.

Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks--alone, except for her fox companion--searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers.

But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion?

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dark 83%
mysterious 70%
adventurous 43%
reflective 35%
sad 35%
emotional 32%
challenging 27%
inspiring 18%
tense 16%
hopeful 13%
informative 2%


fast 54%
medium 29%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | Yes: 44%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 3%

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