Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo – review and giveaway!

Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo is currently nominated for the Kitschies Golden Tentacle Award and, in association with the award, we're delighted to offer here a review of the novel by Charles Human, as well as an exclusive giveaway courtesy of Quercus Books. ETA: The giveaway is now closed, congratulations to the winners! We have two copies... Continue Reading →

Karen Lord on “Writer From Another Culture”

Karen Lord writes for the Huffington Post about being a Writer From Another Culture: Almost every interview I have done as an author has presented me with some variation of this question: 'What is it like, being a writer from another culture?'. It's a tricky question and there are no straightforward answers. What is culture?... Continue Reading →

Lord, Okorafor win Carl Brandon Awards

Via Locus: The Carl Brandon Society has announced that Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord and Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor are the 2010 Carl Brandon Awards winners. Redemption in Indigo won the Carl Brandon Parallax Award, given to works of speculative fiction created by a self-identified person of color, and Who Fears Death was awarded the Carl Brandon Kindred Award, given to any... Continue Reading →

How to Write Science Fiction on a Post-Colonial World

Fabio Fernandes gathers a number of writers on SF Signal to discuss How To Write Science Fiction on a Post-Colonial World, with some fascinating answers. Participants are Joyce Chng, Ekaterina Sedia, Karen Lord, Jaymee Goh, Jeffrey Thomas, Farah Mendlesohn, Jeff VanderMeer, Karin Lowachee and Vandana Singh. I like this answer from Jaymee Goh: Jaymee Goh... Continue Reading →

Bocas Lit Fest 2012

Karen Lord, whose novel Redemption in Indigo is on the longlist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, is currently blogging about her experience in the Bocas List Fest 2012. Here's an excerpt from Introducing the Bocas Lit Fest 2012: Day one of the festival started with a welcome ceremony. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary... Continue Reading →

Monday Original Content: (Global) Women in SF Round Table

I am delighted to introduce this week's original feature, a round table on women in SF, from a global perspective, with some of our favourite authors. Without further ado: (Global) Women in Science Fiction Round Table With: Aliette de Bodard (France), Joyce Chng (Singapore), Csilla Kleinheincz (Hungary), Kate Elliott (US), Karen Lord (Barbados), Ekaterina Sedia... Continue Reading →

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