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Sheree R. Thomas edits the literary journal Anansi: Fiction of the African Diaspora and has contributed to national publications including the Washington Post, Black Issues Book Review, and QBR: The Black Book Review.
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Tekijän teokset

Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Toimittaja — 203 kappaletta
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Toimittaja — 158 kappaletta
Nine Bar Blues (2020) 46 kappaletta
Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue (2022) — Toimittaja — 22 kappaletta
Black Panther: Panther's Rage (2022) 10 kappaletta
Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (2016) 8 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer (2022) — Avustaja — 465 kappaletta
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Avustaja — 149 kappaletta
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Avustaja — 113 kappaletta
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Avustaja — 59 kappaletta
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Sycorax's Daughters (2017) — Avustaja — 41 kappaletta
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Memphis Noir (2015) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire (2020) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
The Moment of Change (2012) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Mythic 2 (2006) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Blacktastic!: The Blacktasticon 2018 Anthology (2018) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Mythic Delirium: Volume Two (2015) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Dreams for a Broken World (2022) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Chiral Mad 5 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Out of 32 stories, I starred 14 as excellent (well written, engrossing topic), 12 as acceptable, and the rest I felt could be skipped (poor writing, incomplete planning, pointless, or horror). I generally do not read horror. Two rated excellent stories are horrific but I felt they addressed a truth about abused women. Some of the poorly written ones may be due to writing in English as a Second Language, and some have promise if they get re-worked e.g. deleting some of the introductory explanation of the storyline--the author needs to figure out how to get us into the tale.
In general, I felt this SciFi collection tended towards stories of empowerment of the underdog, as opposed to some mainstream US SciFi which might have much more focus on technology--and that was a great aspect. There were stories which included psychic abilities or witchcraft, stories with technologies controlled by mind, and tales with an environmental aspect.
I'm recommending this to my friends, with my ratings so the ones who have limited time can dive into the best first.
"The Papermakers" is an alternate future of cooperation and low tech, which reminded me of "Woman on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy.
"Hanfo Driver" was a funny story which incorporated Nigerian common speech, customary make-do/reuse with hi tech, and homosexual allusions.
**Best: "The Blue House" by Dilman Dila, "Mami Wataworks" by Russell Nichols, "The Sould Would Have No Rainbow" by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu, "Simbi" by Sandra Jackson-Opoku, "Cloud Mine" by Timi Odueso, "Ruler of the Rear Guard" by Maurice Broaddus, "Ghost Ship" by Tananarive Due, "Liquid Twilight" by Ytasha Womack, "A Girl Crawls in a Dark Corner" by Alexis Brooks de Vita, "The Papermakers" by Akua Lezli Hope, "A Soul of Small Places" by Mame Bougouma Diene & Woppa Diallo, "Air to Shape Lungs" by Singai Njeri Kagunda, "Exiles of Witchery" by Ivana Akotoowaa Ofori.
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juniperSun | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 28, 2024 |
A hefty and diverse collection that celebrates and explore African and Afro-Diasporic stories and ideas. Like any short story collection, there were some works I enjoyed more than others: I could spend a whole novel in the world of "A Dream of Electric Mothers" by Wole Talabi, while I struggled to even finish "A Knight in Tunisia" by Alex Jennings. But I absolutely think this is one where any SFF reader could pick it up and find something that vibes with them, plus, it's just a really fantastic project that highlights such a broad range of African-centric writers and voices!… (lisätietoja)
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deborahee | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 23, 2024 |
A collection of 32 short stories of speculative fiction - mostly science fiction, but also veering off into fantasy and a few horror - by authors from Africa or the African diaspora. Many are from Nigeria, the US or UK, but Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Botswana and more are also represented here.

The stories are equally far-ranging in theme and style, and are a great introduction to authors you may not have read before even as an SFF fan. As with any anthology of this type, I found some stories I liked and others that didn't provoke much of a reaction one way or the other with me. Probably my favorite of the bunch was the very creepy "The Lady of the Yellow-Painted Library" by Tobi Ogundiran that told what happened when some poor fellow had an overdue book he couldn't find.… (lisätietoja)
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bell7 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 28, 2023 |
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the collection of stories in this issue of the magazine. Most were decent, a couple took my breath away, and while a few weren't to my liking, I read every word of each one -- high praise, since I quickly abandon anything that doesn't immediately grip me.

Now I'm off to look for more work by the authors whose stories I really loved, and that, right there, is the reason I love collections of short stories.
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Elizabeth_Cooper | Oct 27, 2023 |



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