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AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers…

AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers

by Ivor W. Hartmann (Editor)

Other authors: Rafeeat Aliyu (Contributor), Mia Ardene (Contributor), Dave de Burgh (Contributor), Joan De La Haye (Contributor), Clifton Gachagua (Contributor)17 more, Tendai Huchu (Contributor), Ashley Jacobs (Contributor), Liam Kruger (Contributor), Sarah Lotz (Contributor), Biram Mboob (Contributor), Sally-Ann Murray (Contributor), Mandisi Nkomo (Contributor), Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu (Contributor), Efe Okogu (Contributor), Nnedi Okorafor (Contributor), Chinelo Onwualu (Contributor), S.A. Partridge (Contributor), Martin Stokes (Contributor), Tade Thompson (Contributor), Uko Bendi Udo (Contributor), Nick Wood (Contributor), Cristy Zinn (Contributor)

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Lots of good stories here, some by writers who I had heard of, many that I hadn't. One or two fell slightly flat, sticking too close to standard sf tropes without bringing much extra to them. But most of them were very good - there is an early pairing of "Home Affairs" by Sarah Lotz and "The Sale" by Tendai Huchu which both look at bureaucracy; "Azania", by Nick Woods, looks at colonisation both in the sfnal and geopolitical senses; "Brandy City", by Mia Arderne, looks at virtual reality and addiction; and the closing novella, "Proposition 23" by Efe Okogu, has a world where citizenship and the right to live are being eroded by technology. I find it immensely reassuring of the future of sf that it speaks as a genre to many writers from the oldest of the continents, and I hope that European and American fandom can start to draw more from this well of talent. ( )
  nwhyte | Jan 7, 2017 |
Nice and timely collection, I'm really glad this exists. I particularly enjoyed the ones that focus on bureaucracy, corruption, and state/nation affiliation. I am not really a short story person, but I will certainly keep an eye out for full lengths by some of these authors. ( )
  behemothing | Oct 25, 2014 |
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Hartmann, Ivor W.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aliyu, RafeeatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ardene, MiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Burgh, DaveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De La Haye, JoanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gachagua, CliftonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Huchu, TendaiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobs, AshleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kruger, LiamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lotz, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mboob, BiramContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murray, Sally-AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nkomo, MandisiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nwonwu, Chiagozie FredContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Okogu, EfeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Okorafor, NnediContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Onwualu, ChineloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Partridge, S.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stokes, MartinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, TadeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Udo, Uko BendiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wood, NickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zinn, CristyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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.

Print Edition release March 2013.

'Proposition 23' by Efe Okogu nominated for the 2013 BSFA awards.

[retrieved 2/21/2014 from Amazon.com]
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