Wahingtonian Nisi Shawl is a veteran speculative fiction writer and multi-award winner and nominee for her short fiction. Her work and teaching career have long focused on diversifying the speculative fiction community and canon, and on the ways sci-fi and fantasy writing can be used to address colonialism, globalization, sexism, and racial inequality. New Suns continues with these themes, focusing on the experience of otherness and marginalization from Indigenous, African, and Latinx perspectives, among others. A satisfying mix of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy by some of today’s best speculative fiction writers, veteran and up-and-coming, New Suns offers many immersive and striking stories. Recommended By Rhianna W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Anthology of contemporary stories by emerging and seasoned writers of many races
There's nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns," proclaimed Octavia E Butler.
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book's covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichés, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius.
Unexpected brilliance shines forth from every page.
Including stories by Indrapramit Das, E Lily Yu, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anil Menon, Jaymee Goh and many others. Introduction by Levar Burton.
“This book’s wide range of stories is its greatest strength; though no reader will love them all, every reader will find something worth rereading.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Nisi Shawl is a writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories and a journalist. She is the co-author (with Cynthia Ward) of Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Asimov's SF Magazine, Strange Horizons, and numerous other magazines and anthologies.