Mothership : tales from afrofuturism and beyond

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Summary

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 Award, among others.

"A provocative, entertaining, and vital anthology." --Publishers Weekly

"Mothership may just be one of the most important SF anthologies of the decade." --The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

"If the biggest revolution of the past 10 years has been an attempt (not yet successful) at making the stories in front of you look more like the world they are reflecting, then Mothership could be like a table of contents for the future of science fiction. --NPR.org

Contents
I left my heart in Skaftafell / Victor LaValle
Too many yesterdays, not enough tomorrows / N.K. Jemisin
Skin dragons talk / Ernest Hogan
The last of its kind / Kawika Guillermo
Bludgeon / Thaddeus Howze
The farming of gods / Ibi Zoboi
The hungry earth / Carmen Maria Machado
The half-wall / Rabih Alameddine
Unathi battles the black hairballs / Lauren Beukes
Amma / Charles R. Saunders
The homecoming / Chinelo Onwualu
The voyeur / Ran Walker
Life-pod / Vandana Singh
Four eyes / Tobias Buckell
The death collector / Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Bio-anger / Kiini Ibura Salaam
The runner of n-Vamana / Indrapramit Das
In the belly of the crocodile / Minister Faust
Live and let live / Linda D. Addison
The pavilion of frozen women / S.P. Somtow
Waking the god of the mountain / Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
Culling the herd / C. Renee Stephens
Dances with ghosts / Joseph Bruchac
Un aperitivo col diavolo / Darius James
Othello pop / Andaiye Reeves
A brief history of nonduality studies / Sofia Samatar
Protected entity / Daniel José Older
The parrot's tale / Anil Menon
Northern lights / Eden Robinson
One hundred and twenty days of sunlight / Tade Thompson
The aphotic ghost / Carlos Hernandez
The pillar / Farnoosh Moshiri
Angels + cannibals unite / Greg Tate
A fine specimen / Lisa Allen-Agostini
Between islands / Jaymee Goh
Fées des dents / George S. Walker
The taken / Tenea D. Johnson
The buzzing / Katherena Vermette
Monstro / Junot Díaz
Good boy / Nisi Shawl.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this wildly varied collection designed to showcase multiculturism, diversity, and characters of color in genre fiction, editors Campbell (Koontown Killing Kaper) and Hall (Chimera Island) bring together 40 authors to create an experience that's both eye-opening and unpredictable. With stories ranging from almost painfully short to novella-length, representing a drastically wide assortment of themes, tones, and voices, there's a little something for everyone, but also a significant number of creative misfires. Standouts include N.K. Jemisin's "Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows," a tale of finding connection in an apocalyptic setting; S.P. Somtow's Japan-set murder mystery, "The Pavilion of Frozen Women"; Carlos Hernandez's "The Aphotic Ghost," a story of an older man seeking his son's body on Mount Everest; Daniel Jose Older's Men in Black-like tale of ghostly government agents, "Protected Entity"; and Tenea D. Johnson's "The Taken," a piece about a radical group determined to inflict understanding of slavery through reenactment. Racial and cultural themes are prevalent, but just as many stories steer clear of obvious messages, offering a provocative, entertaining, and vital anthology that accomplishes its mission. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher College Park, MD :Rosarium,2013
Other Titles Mother ship
Contributors Campbell, Bill, 1970- editor.
Hall, Edward Austin, editor.
Language English
Description 359 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780989141147 (pbk.)
0989141144 (pbk.)
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