"Mother of Invention"

Title"Mother of Invention"
Year for Search2018
AuthorsOkorafor, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili](b. 1974)
Secondary AuthorsHiggenbotham, Stacey
Secondary TitleSlate
Date PublishedFebruary 21, 2018
KeywordsAfrican American author, Female author, US author
Annotation

Climate-change dystopia set in Lagos, Nigeria. The ending suggests the possibility of a sequel. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt., without the response, in A Year Without Winter. Illus. Ed. Dehlia Hannah, ed. with Brenda Cooper, Joey Eschrich, and Cynthia Selin, Fiction eds. (New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2018), 213-31; and in Future Tense Fiction: Stories of the Tomorrow. Ed. Kirsten Borg, Torie Bosch, Joey Eschrich, Ed Finn, Andrés Martinez, and Juliet Ulman (Los Angeles, CA: The Unnamed Press, 2019), 15-33.

URLhttps://slate.com/technology/2018/02/mother-of-invention-a-new-short-story-by-nnedi-okorafor.html.
Info Notes

For a response by Stacey Higgenbotham, “The Smart Home Dilemma.” Illus. Shyama Golden. Slate (February 21, 2018). Stacey Higginbotham responds to Nnedi Okorafor’s “Mother of Invention.” (slate.com)

Illustration

Illus. Shyama Golden

Holding Institutions

PSt, PU

Author Note

Okorafor is an African-American female (b. 1974) of Igbo heritage. Higgenbotham is a specialist on the internet of things, and she has a podcast, a newsletter, and a news journal on the subject.

Full Text

2018 Okorafor, Nnedi[mma Nkemdili] (b. 1974). “Mother of Invention.” Illus. Shyama Golden. Slate (February 21, 2018). https://slate.com/technology/2018/02/mother-of-invention-a-new-short-story-by-nnedi-okorafor.html. For a response by Stacey Higgenbotham, “The Smart Home Dilemma.” Illus. Shyama Golden. Slate (February 21, 2018). Stacey Higginbotham responds to Nnedi Okorafor’s “Mother of Invention.” (slate.com). Rpt., without the response, in A Year Without Winter. Illus. Ed. Dehlia Hannah, ed. with Brenda Cooper, Joey Eschrich, and Cynthia Selin, Fiction eds. (New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2018), 213-31; and in Future Tense Fiction: Stories of the Tomorrow. Ed. Kirsten Borg, Torie Bosch, Joey Eschrich, Ed Finn, Andrés Martinez, and Juliet Ulman (Los Angeles, CA: The Unnamed Press, 2019), 15-33. PSt, PU

Climate-change dystopia set in Lagos, Nigeria. The ending suggests the possibility of a sequel. Okorafor is an African American female author of Igbo heritage. Higgenbotham is a specialist on the internet of things, and she has a podcast, a newsletter, and a news journal on the subject.