People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination

People of Color Take Over Fantastic Stories of the Imagination

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In this, the final issue of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination people of color take over! Special Guest editor Nisi Shawl has assembled a breath taking array of stories by some of the best writers in the science fiction and fantasy field today, and they just happen to be people of color.

People of color have been publishing some of the highest quality science fiction and fantasy since the genre’s earliest days. Yet, there still persists a perception that science fiction and fantasy is somehow a white field. This special issue of Fantastic Stories should help shatter that illusion as it showcases some of the finest writer’s that Science Fiction and Fantasy has to offer.

Representation matters and Fantastic Stories is proud to be able to end its run on shut an important and high note.

Contributors include: Su-Yee Lin, Stephen Graham Jones, Minsoo Kang, . Lily Yu, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Jermaine McGill, Paul Miles, Christopher Caldwell, Eliza Victoria, Alex Jennings, Nalo Hopkinson, Henry Lien, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Tonya Liburd, Irette Y. Patterson, Alberto Yáñez, S. Qiouyi Lu, Erin Roberts, Terence Taylor, Darcie Little Badger, and Maurice Broaddus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515418450
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 06/28/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 662,862
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Nisi Shawl is a Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula Award finalist and a Tiptree Award winner. Her previous editing credits include Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, and WisCon Chronicles 5: Writing and Racial Identity. She co-edited the nonfiction anthology Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler; the mixed fiction and nonfiction anthology Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany; and the fiction section of Obsidian Magazine's special speculative fiction issue. She was also responsible for the reprints section of Lightspeed Magazine's special "POC Destroy SF" issue. She is easily Googled.

Nalo Hopkinson: yardie by birth, Canuck by citizenship, thing-maker by occupation. She has published numerous novels and short stories. Her novel Sister Mine (2013) received the Norton Award for young adult science fiction and fantasy. She's currently completing Blackheart Man, an historical fantasy set in an alternate Caribbean.

Minsoo Kang is the author of Of Tales and Enigmas: Stories and the history book Sublime Dreams of Living Machines: The Automaton in the European Imagination, and translator of the classic Korean novel The Story of Hong Gildong. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Shanghai Steam, and The Year's Best Horror and Fantasy (2007) among others. He is currently an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

Table of Contents

What Futures 5

by Su-Yee Lin

Shadow Animals 8

by Stephen Graham Jones

The Sacrifice of the Hanged Monkey 21

by Minsoo Kang

Darkout 32

by E. Lily Yu

The Executioner 50

by Jennifer Marie Brissett

I Understand 58

by Jermaine McGill

Walking Around Money 61

by Paul Miles

Serving Fish 70

by Christopher Caldwell

Fortitude 87

by Eliza Victoria

Maggie Doll 94

by Alex Jennings

Glass Bottle Trick 116

by Nalo Hopkinson

The Great Leap of Shin 131

by Henry Lien

The Palapye White Birch 158

by Tlotlo Tsamaase

The Ace of Knives 166

by Tonya Liburd

Legacy 179

by Irette Y. Patterson

Recognizing Gabe: un cuento de hadas 190

by Alberto Yáñez

Non Fiction

Must Watch TV: Into the Badlands 200

by S. Qiouyi Lu

Rebirth, Truth-with-a-Tea, and FIYAH 204

by Erin Roberts

Read Me! Volume Seven 207

by Terence Taylor

Hopefulbright to the Rescue! 212

by Darcie Little Badger

Star Trek’s Lt. Cmdr. Worf and his Journey of Ontological Blackness Klingon-ness 215

by Maurice Broaddus

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