May 19, 2011

So Long Been Dreaming

A blurb about an interesting book I just heard of:

So Long Been Dreaming
Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

Edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy is an anthology of original new stories by leading African, Asian, South Asian, and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of colour.

Stories of imagined futures abound in Western writing. Writer and editor Nalo Hopkinson notes that the science fiction/fantasy genre "speaks so much about the experience of being alienated, but contains so little writing by alienated people themselves." It's an oversight that Hopkinson and Mehan aim to correct with this anthology.

The book depicts imagined futures from the perspectives of writers associated with what might loosely be termed the "third world." It includes stories that are bold, imaginative, edgy; stories that are centred in the worlds of the "developing" nations; stories that dare to dream what we might develop into.
Comment:  For more on Native science fiction and fantasy, see THE WEST WAS LOST Reviewed, The Cave at Sundance, and Developing Native Steampunk.

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