Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters.

Her first work for Marvel Comics was a short story in the anthology one-shot VENOMVERSE: WAR STORIES illustrated by Tana Ford, that introduced the world to Ngozi, a young Nigerian woman who, after years confined to a wheelchair, bonded with the extraterrestrial Venom symbiote and received international acclaim.