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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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 →

Silvia Moreno-Garcia on Lovecraft: Racing and Literature

Silvia Moreno-Garcia comments on the topic raised last week by Nnedi Okorafor, discussing Lovecraftian fiction in general. Lovecrat was a racist. That should come as no surprise to anyone who has read about him. He was also a knot of contradictions (not only because he married a Jewish woman after railing against Jewish people), which... Continue Reading →

Samuel Montgomery-Blinn interviews Nnedi Okorafor

Samuel Montgomery-Blinn interviews Nnedi Okorafor for the SFWA Blog. Here's an excerpt: Sexism and racism, particularly ethnicism, play a part in much of your fiction, and your fiction has been recognized and awarded for its treatment of these themes and issues. Do these themes come from placing your characters in a realistic world where such... Continue Reading →

De Bodard, Narayan, Okorafor up for Nebula Award

The Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) have just announced the nominated works for their annual Nebula Awards. French author, and Apex Book of World SF contributor Aliette de Bodard is nominated for Best Novelette, with "The Jaguar House, in Shadow", from Asimov's, while the forthcoming Apex Book of World SF 2 Indian contributor Shweta... Continue Reading →

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