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Shadow Clarke Award

March 6, 2017

The idea of a Shadow Jury for literary awards is something that has become increasingly common in Britain over the last few years. There are shadow juries for the Booker Prize, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and several others. They emerged out of two considerations: on the one hand the discussions and the decision processes of […]



February 28, 2017

It’s the end of the month, and time to do another round up of things we’ve spotted elsewhere on the internet. And since we’ve spent the last month talking about black science fiction writers, let’s start with more of the same. In particular, let’s start with Samuel R. Delany. Here’s a conversation he had with […]


14 more Afrofuturists you should be reading

February 27, 2017

For the last month we’ve celebrated Black History Month by looking at some of the great black science fiction writers (Afrofuturist is now the vogue term for black sf writer). So far we’ve considered Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Steven Barnes, Nnedi Okorafor, Nalo Hopkinson and Tobias Buckell, but that barely skims the surface […]