Today's Tuesday Fiction is by Nick Wood. Nick is a South African writer, currently resident in London, UK. Nick has published a YA SF book in South Africa entitled The stone chameleon, as well as about a dozen short stories in venues such as Infinity Plus, Interzone, PostScripts, Albedo One and AfroSF. He has also... Continue Reading →
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 →
2011 - A Year South African Speculative Fiction Gathers Momentum By Sarah Lotz, Nick Wood and Tanya Barben 2011 has been a bursting year for South African speculative fiction, as it gathers further pace and push from the heralding, punchy impact of Lauren Beukes's first two novels. (2011 being split almost mid-year by the... Continue Reading →
Nick Wood in conversation with South African author Tom Learmont. Interview with Tom Learmont - 14th November 2011; in a nondescript pub, Mill Hill, London, by Nick Wood I picked Tom Learmont up from Finchley Central tube station in North London and we made our way to a nearby pub for a conversation. Tom asked... Continue Reading →
This week's story, opening our 2011 line-up, is "Thirstlands" by South African author Nick Wood. We apologise for the erroneous posting earlier of another story. Thirstlands By Nick Wood One thing I knew for sure; the rains were late here too. I scanned the ridge of grey rock towering off to my left – there... Continue Reading →
South African writer Nick Wood's short story, "Lunar Voices (On the Solar Wind)", which won Redstone Science Fiction's Accessible Futures Contest, is now up on their site.
SF in SA 10 (December 2009) With acknowledgement to prior publication in Locus Magazine, November 2009. South African speculative fiction over the ages In this overview of South African written science or speculative fiction (SF), I aim to give a socio-historical account of the progress of the genre, as the fiction produced over the decades... Continue Reading →
South African science fiction writer Nick Wood is the author of one YA novel published in SA, The Stone Chameleon, and several short stories, of which you can read his "African Shadows" over at Infinity Plus. Nick has also been writing a series of articles about African and South African speculative fiction, which I highly recommend... Continue Reading →