A lovely list from Wole Talabi, and a mention to coming African Monsters (thank you).
I have always loved ‘Best-Of’ SF/F short story collections, lists, anthologies. ‘The Hugo Winners’ anthology originally edited by Isaac Asimov was where I first found most of my favorite authors. There is something about stories that move someone enough to want to collect them in a group and say to someone else, “Here, you should read this.”
I’ve also enjoyed the fairly recent and ongoing popularization of African science fiction and fantasy and I’m looking forward to more and more of it being published, read and discussed.
2015 has been a good year for African Science Fiction and Fantasy (or AfroSFF, as seems to be the consensus abbreviation). The year saw the release of Jalada’s Afrofutures anthology, Issues 2, 3, 4 and X of the new and excellent Omenana and Short Story Day Africa’s Terra Incognita. Still to come are AfroSFv2 (edited by Ivor Hartmann), African Monsters (edited by…
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