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Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

by Bill Campbell (Editor), Edward Austin Hall (Editor)

Other authors: Linda D. Addison (Contributor), Rabih Alameddine (Contributor), Lisa Allen-Agostini (Contributor), Lauren Beukes (Contributor), Joseph Bruchac (Contributor)35 more, Tobias Buckell (Contributor), Indrapramit Das (Contributor), Junot Díaz (Contributor), Minister Faust (Contributor), Jaymee Goh (Contributor), Kawika Guillermo (Contributor), Carlos Hernandez (Contributor), Ernest Hogan (Contributor), Thaddeus Howze (Contributor), Darius James (Contributor), N.K. Jemisin (Contributor), John Jennings (Cover artist), Tenea D. Johnson (Contributor), Victor LaValle (Contributor), Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Contributor), Carmen Maria Machado (Contributor), Anil Menon (Contributor), Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Contributor), Farnoosh Moshiri (Contributor), Daniel José Older (Contributor), Chinelo Onwualu (Contributor), Andaiye Reeves (Contributor), Eden Robinson (Contributor), Kiini Ibura Salaam (Contributor), Sofia Samatar (Contributor), Charles R. Saunders (Contributor), Nisi Shawl (Contributor), Vandana Singh (Contributor), S.P. Somtow (Contributor), C. Renee Stephens (Contributor), Greg Tate (Contributor), Katherena Vermette (Contributor), George S. Walker (Contributor), Ran Walker (Contributor), Ibi Zoboi (Contributor)

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This collection of short speculative stories is a real mixed bag. I listened to an audio version so I didn't have any idea what any story would be about, and cannot now connect specific titles and authors with the stories I really liked. I'm going to have to find a print version to point me in the direction of new interesting authors.
It seems the first several were oriented to juvenile males, but since I didn't have any other audio books on a long car ride I persisted. Happily the stories began to be interesting and creative.
It appears as if "Blackness" wasn't a requirement as much as being a minority author or subject. There was an interesting Malaysian steam punk tale, several thought-provoking tales set in the Middle East, a few in the Caribbean.
I highly recommend this to anyone willing to be a selective reader. ( )
  juniperSun | May 11, 2019 |
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Campbell, BillEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, Edward AustinEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Addison, Linda D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alameddine, RabihContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allen-Agostini, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beukes, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bruchac, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buckell, TobiasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Das, IndrapramitContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Díaz, JunotContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faust, MinisterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goh, JaymeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guillermo, KawikaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hernandez, CarlosContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hogan, ErnestContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Howze, ThaddeusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
James, DariusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jemisin, N.K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jennings, JohnCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Tenea D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
LaValle, VictorContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Loenen-Ruiz, RochitaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Machado, Carmen MariaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Menon, AnilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moshiri, FarnooshContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Older, Daniel JoséContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Onwualu, ChineloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reeves, AndaiyeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, EdenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Salaam, Kiini IburaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Samatar, SofiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Saunders, Charles R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shawl, NisiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Singh, VandanaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Somtow, S.P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stephens, C. ReneeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tate, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vermette, KatherenaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, George S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, RanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond is a groundbreaking speculative fiction anthology that showcases the work from some of the most talented writers inside and outside speculative fiction across the globe-including Junot Diaz, Victor LaValle, Lauren Beukes, N. K. Jemisin, Rabih Alameddine, S. P. Somtow, and more. These authors have earned such literary honors as the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Bram Stoker, among others.… (more)

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