AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers
AfroSF is the first ever anthology of Science Fiction by African writers only that was open to submissions from across Africa and abroad. It is comprised of original (previously unpublished) works only, from stellar established and upcoming African writers: Nnedi Okorafor, Sarah Lotz, Tendai Huchu, Cristy Zinn, Ashley Jacobs, Nick Wood, Tade Thompson, S.A. Partridge, Chinelo Onwualu, Uko Bendi Udo, Dave de Burgh, Biram Mboob, Sally-Ann Murray, Mandisi Nkomo, Liam Kruger, Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu, Joan De La Haye, Mia Arderne, Rafeeat Aliyu, Martin Stokes, Clifton Gachagua, and Efe Okogu.
“The stories in AfroSF feature all the things fans of science fiction expect: deep space travel, dystopian landscapes, alien species, totalitarian bureaucracy, military adventure, neuro-enhanced nightlife, artificial intelligence, futures both to be feared and longed for. At once familiar and disarmingly original, these stories are fascinating for the diversity of voices at play and for the unique perspective each author brings to the genre. This is SF for the Twenty-first Century.” — David Anthony Durham, Campbell Award winning author of The Acacia Trilogy.
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Tales of the Nun and Dragon
The Nun & Dragon is an old pub, although not England’s oldest. Still, even before a pub stood there the site seemed to draw travellers who had a tale to tell. It sits in a small English village with one of those odd names like ‘Barton on the Beans’ or ‘Sheepy Magna’, though it isn’t either of those.
It’s not a place you find by looking, it’s a place you stumble across when your armour is scorched and bent or your hair bleached white by an encounter with an unholy order. There is a reason it’s known as ‘The Nun & Dragon’ after all.
It’s a place that draws stories, the kind no one would believe if you told them somewhere else, but here, where the homebrew tastes slightly of honey and cinnamon and the fire is always blazing, people will take you at your word.
If you collected all the stories ever told at The Nun and Dragon you would see all of history and culture from our world and possibly, if the tellers are to be trusted, beyond it, gathered there.
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Jozi: Reflections on Johannesburg
Johannesburg, City of Gold, Egoli, Maboneng, Joburg: the biggest man-made forest in the world, built on a constantly shifting labyrinth of tunnels. It’s Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city with a sprawling 10 million residents, a city raised from gold. For those who call the magical city of Jozi their home, there is a passion for the unique culture that springs from a mining town and still continues to be the place for Africans to make their fortunes. Joburgers love the city for its leafy suburbs, variety of restaurants, abundance of art and for a cosmopolitan culture where homeless people are poets and street cafes ring with accents from around the world. This book is Jozi through the eyes of nine different writers. Their stories and voices all different, but their sometimes troubled, sometimes proud, but always immutable connection to Africa’s City of Lights, the same.
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