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Sheree R. Thomas edits the literary journal Anansi: Fiction of the African Diaspora and has contributed to national publications including the Washington Post, Black Issues Book Review, and QBR: The Black Book Review.
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Œuvres de Sheree R. Thomas

Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction From the African Diaspora (2000) — Directeur de publication — 533 exemplaires
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (2005) — Directeur de publication — 202 exemplaires
Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (2022) — Directeur de publication — 159 exemplaires
Nine Bar Blues (2020) 46 exemplaires
Trouble the Waters: Tales from the Deep Blue (2022) — Directeur de publication — 22 exemplaires
Black Panther: Panther's Rage (2022) 10 exemplaires
Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (2016) 8 exemplaires
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction July/August 2021, Vol. 141, Nos. 1 & 2 (2021) — Directeur de publication — 8 exemplaires
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction March/April 2021, Vol. 140, Nos. 3 & 4 (2021) — Directeur de publication — 7 exemplaires
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction May/June 2021, Vol. 140, Nos. 5 & 6 (2021) — Directeur de publication — 7 exemplaires
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction September/October 2022 (2022) — Directeur de publication — 3 exemplaires
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction July/August 2022 (No. 762) — Directeur de publication — 3 exemplaires
Apex Magazine 111 (August 2018) (2018) — Directeur de publication — 3 exemplaires
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction May/June 2023 — Directeur de publication — 2 exemplaires
Scarab 1 exemplaire

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The Memory Librarian and Other Stories of Dirty Computer (2022) — Contributeur — 462 exemplaires
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) — Contributeur — 294 exemplaires
Mojo: Conjure Stories (2003) — Contributeur — 149 exemplaires
The Big Book of Modern Fantasy (2020) — Contributeur — 111 exemplaires
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Contributeur — 60 exemplaires
The Book of Witches: An Anthology (2023) — Contributeur — 60 exemplaires
Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Defiance in Victory (2019) — Contributeur — 59 exemplaires
Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler (2017) — Contributeur — 58 exemplaires
Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda (2021) — Contributeur — 58 exemplaires
Sycorax's Daughters (2017) — Contributeur — 41 exemplaires
80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin (2010) — Contributeur — 37 exemplaires
Memphis Noir (2015) — Contributeur — 36 exemplaires
The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007) — Contributeur — 34 exemplaires
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Contributeur — 30 exemplaires
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contributeur — 28 exemplaires
The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021): Volume One (2021) — Contributeur — 21 exemplaires
Slay: Stories of the Vampire Noire (2020) — Contributeur — 18 exemplaires
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Two (2021) — Contributeur — 18 exemplaires
Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contributeur — 11 exemplaires
The Moment of Change (2012) — Contributeur — 10 exemplaires
Mythic 2 (2006) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (2018) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Contributeur — 7 exemplaires
Blacktastic!: The Blacktasticon 2018 Anthology (2018) — Contributeur — 4 exemplaires
Mythic Delirium: Volume Two (2015) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Dreams for a Broken World (2022) — Contributeur — 3 exemplaires
Chiral Mad 5 — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire

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Out of 32 stories, I starred 14 as excellent (well written, engrossing topic), 12 as acceptable, and the rest I felt could be skipped (poor writing, incomplete planning, pointless, or horror). I generally do not read horror. Two rated excellent stories are horrific but I felt they addressed a truth about abused women. Some of the poorly written ones may be due to writing in English as a Second Language, and some have promise if they get re-worked e.g. deleting some of the introductory explanation of the storyline--the author needs to figure out how to get us into the tale.
In general, I felt this SciFi collection tended towards stories of empowerment of the underdog, as opposed to some mainstream US SciFi which might have much more focus on technology--and that was a great aspect. There were stories which included psychic abilities or witchcraft, stories with technologies controlled by mind, and tales with an environmental aspect.
I'm recommending this to my friends, with my ratings so the ones who have limited time can dive into the best first.
"The Papermakers" is an alternate future of cooperation and low tech, which reminded me of "Woman on the Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy.
"Hanfo Driver" was a funny story which incorporated Nigerian common speech, customary make-do/reuse with hi tech, and homosexual allusions.
**Best: "The Blue House" by Dilman Dila, "Mami Wataworks" by Russell Nichols, "The Sould Would Have No Rainbow" by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu, "Simbi" by Sandra Jackson-Opoku, "Cloud Mine" by Timi Odueso, "Ruler of the Rear Guard" by Maurice Broaddus, "Ghost Ship" by Tananarive Due, "Liquid Twilight" by Ytasha Womack, "A Girl Crawls in a Dark Corner" by Alexis Brooks de Vita, "The Papermakers" by Akua Lezli Hope, "A Soul of Small Places" by Mame Bougouma Diene & Woppa Diallo, "Air to Shape Lungs" by Singai Njeri Kagunda, "Exiles of Witchery" by Ivana Akotoowaa Ofori.
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½
 
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juniperSun | 2 autres critiques | Mar 28, 2024 |
A hefty and diverse collection that celebrates and explore African and Afro-Diasporic stories and ideas. Like any short story collection, there were some works I enjoyed more than others: I could spend a whole novel in the world of "A Dream of Electric Mothers" by Wole Talabi, while I struggled to even finish "A Knight in Tunisia" by Alex Jennings. But I absolutely think this is one where any SFF reader could pick it up and find something that vibes with them, plus, it's just a really fantastic project that highlights such a broad range of African-centric writers and voices!… (plus d'informations)
 
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deborahee | 2 autres critiques | Feb 23, 2024 |
A collection of 32 short stories of speculative fiction - mostly science fiction, but also veering off into fantasy and a few horror - by authors from Africa or the African diaspora. Many are from Nigeria, the US or UK, but Uganda, Kenya, Senegal, Botswana and more are also represented here.

The stories are equally far-ranging in theme and style, and are a great introduction to authors you may not have read before even as an SFF fan. As with any anthology of this type, I found some stories I liked and others that didn't provoke much of a reaction one way or the other with me. Probably my favorite of the bunch was the very creepy "The Lady of the Yellow-Painted Library" by Tobi Ogundiran that told what happened when some poor fellow had an overdue book he couldn't find.… (plus d'informations)
½
 
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bell7 | 2 autres critiques | Oct 28, 2023 |
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with the collection of stories in this issue of the magazine. Most were decent, a couple took my breath away, and while a few weren't to my liking, I read every word of each one -- high praise, since I quickly abandon anything that doesn't immediately grip me.

Now I'm off to look for more work by the authors whose stories I really loved, and that, right there, is the reason I love collections of short stories.
 
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Elizabeth_Cooper | Oct 27, 2023 |

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Œuvres
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3.8
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