The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes out now, and book trailer!

South African author (and Apex Book of World SF 2 contributor) Lauren Beukes's hotly-anticipated new novel, The Shining Girls, is now out! And here is the trailer!

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Monday Original Content: Africa in Science Fiction, by Nick Wood

Africa in Science Fiction By Nick Wood Late November, 'Africa Si-FI' season featured visual images by Kofi Allen flickering across the large screen in the Queen Elizabeth Hall forum on London's South Bank: http://kamarazikofiallen.weebly.com/ Stylish, futuristic images, with (black) men and women in exotic clothes that alternatively shroud - or shine with shocking power -... Continue Reading →

South African writer Sarah Lotz sells new novel to Hodder

South African author Sarah Lotz has signed a major new deal with UK publisher Hodder. We have previously reported on Sarah selling her Deadlands novels (zombies in South Africa!) to Constable & Robinson, and reprinted her story Maun of the Dead. She also contributed to our 2011: South African SF/F in Review. Congratulations, Sarah! From... Continue Reading →

Introducing AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers anthology

Apex Book of World SF 2 contributor Ivor Hartmann has edited the first anthology of speculative fiction by African writers, AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers. It covers writers from both Africa and the African diaspora. It will be released in December 2012 in an ebook edition first and later a print edition, published by StoryTime.... Continue Reading →

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