Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The Ships Landed Long Ago: Afrofuturism and Black SF

The latest issue of the US-based academic journal Science Fiction Studies is a special issue devoted to Afrofuturism edited by edited by Mark Bould and Rone Shavers.

The articles include

"The Ships Landed Long Ago: Afrofuturism and Black SF" (full text)
[Mark Bould]

"Ethnoscapes: Environment and Language in Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo, Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist, and Samuel R. Delany’s Babel-17"
[Isiah Lavender, III]

"Droppin’ Science Fiction: Signification and Singularity in the Metapocalypse of Du Bois, Baraka, and Bell"
[Darryl A. Smith]

"Come Alive by Saying No: An Introduction to Black Power SF"
[Mark Bould]

"'Only by Experience': Embodiment and the Limitations of Realism in Neo-Slave Narratives"

[Sherryl Vint]

"'On the Receiving End of the Colonization': Nalo Hopkinson’s ’Nansi Web"
[Jillana Enteen]

"Is This The Future? Black Music and Technology Discourse"
[Nabeel Zuberi]

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