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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Do You Dream of Terra-Two? (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Overwatch 2: Sojourn (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Perfect (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Black Sci-Fi Short Stories(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Origin Stories(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Temi Oh
Temi Oh was born in London in the year 1993, to Nigerian parents. She studied at Bishop Thomas Grant and then Emanuel School, Battersea. In the year 2015, she graduated from King’s College London with a BSci in Neuroscience. Temi’s degree provided her great opportunities to write and learn about various topics that ranged from ‘Space Physiology’ to ‘Philosophy of the Mind’.

After her final year she decided to pack everything up and pursue her dreams. She married her high school boyfriend, and then moved to Edinburgh in order to study for an MA in Creative Writing and finish her novel.

Temi hears writers say that they’ve got way too many ideas to write in just a single lifetime. However she is not one of them. She believes she is rather monogamous with her ideas. With that said, there are a bunch of topics which interest her, and she works for many years fully focused on a single project and she just knows that she is almost at the end of one book when there is another idea beginning to crystallize.

For writing, she needs coffee. Lots of it. Consistent comfort, daily joy, crude oil which powers the whole entire machine, such sleep-deprived bones. Temi seems to work best when she is slightly sleep-deprived and when it is dark outside (either early morning or late at night) when she doesn’t feel like she has too many other options and when nobody would pick up the phone if she tried calling them.

Before the pandemic, she liked writing in the coffeeshops of bookstores. Especially the top floor of Foyles on Charing Cross Road, the Waterstones in Piccadilly.

She took to writing during the pandemic in a cupboard because it was the one space in the entire place that didn’t have to be anything else. She covered the space, since it was so small in wrapping paper, not even bothering to use wallpaper, the space was so tiny. Then she stuck lights all around the walls, making it look like a singer’s dressing room. There’s also a bunch of whiteboards on the walls, allowing her to write notes to herself. Like how many hours she’s worked that day or different projects she is working on. Temi likes thinking this space is the cockpit of a space station or something.

The place is so small that it cannot be anything else. So the moment she gets in the room, she immediately feels focused on writing.

If Temi has anything to do before writing, she tries doing it before, because once she closes that door, it’ll be there the hour or so until she comes back out.

It also came to be because she started writing in the living room kitchen, but would just have all these distractions. She’d look at the kitchen counter and notice a chore she had to do.

Temi has written for Overwatch, Dr. Who, and Marvel’s Black Panther. Her first short film “Murmur” was funded by the BFI and Sky Arts, and is based off a short story that she wrote. Since then, she’s written for the Netflix TV show “Castlevania: Nocturne” and “Silverpoint”, a CBBC series.

“Do You Dream of Terra-Two?” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2019. After this Earth-like planet is discovered, one team of six teens, along with three veteran astronauts, embark on this twenty year trip in order to set up a planet for human colonization. However they find that space is much more deadly than they could have ever imagined.

Have you ever dreamt of a better world? Have you ever hoped you could leave it all behind? Can a dream sustain a lifetime?

One century back, this astronomer found an Earth-like planet that was orbiting a nearby star. She predicted that one day humans would travel there and build a utopia. In the modern day, ten astronauts are leaving behind everything in order to find it. Four of them are veterans of the twentieth century’s space race. And six of them are teens that have been training for this mission for most of their lives.

It is going to take them twenty-three years in order to reach Terra-Two. Twenty-three years being locked in close quarters. Twenty-three years without anybody to rely on but one another. Twenty-three years without any rescue possible, should something go wrong. And something always does go wrong.

This novel won the ALA/YALSA Alex Award and was an NPR Favorite Book of 2019.

Readers found this to be a sprawling, beautiful, literary delight with this unforgettable cast that undertakes quite an unforgettable journey. It’s totally brilliant, melancholy, and insightful, it’s a stunning debut novel and readers adored every fine minute of it.

“More Perfect” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 2023. When Moremi connects her brain up to the Panopticon, which is this network that allows you to see inside of the dreams and minds of other people, she believes that it is going to save her from loneliness, depression, and, eventually, death. Up until she meets Orpheus, that is.

Orpheus was brought up in isolation by this Neo-luddite dad. He was raised to question everything, and that includes the government that plan on making such a connection procedure compulsory.

They are promising that connecting everybody to the Panopticon is going to end all human suffering and is going to usher in a more perfect world. However when Moremi and Orpheus uncover the darker side of this technology, they find themselves pushed onto opposite sides of a radical divide, between those that believe in the Panopticon saving humanity, and those that will stop at nothing in order to destroy it.

Inception meets The Circle in this futuristic and immersive story which explores loneliness, love, and the limits of technology’s abilities to save a humanity which might not wish to be saved.

Fans of the novel found this to be a spectacular exploration of the power of technology. Upon hitting the last page, some readers were left breathless and bereft. It’s a feat of creativity, written with a lot of great heart, and is science fiction at its best.

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