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Nisi Shawl - Author

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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #3 A Primer to Nisi Shawl

Exploring Dark Short Fiction #3 A Primer to Nisi Shawl

Author: Nisi Shawl, Michael Arnzen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2018

Broad Knowledge 35 Women Up to No Good

Broad Knowledge 35 Women Up to No Good

Author: Nisi Shawl, Angela Slatter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2018

Everfair A Novel

Everfair A Novel

Author: Nisi Shawl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2017

Everfair

Everfair

Author: Nisi Shawl Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2016

Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonisation of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier. Fabian Socialists from Great Britian join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's owner, King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated. Shawl's speculative masterpiece manages to turn one of the worst human rights disasters on record into a marvellous and exciting exploration of the possibilities inherent in a turn of history. Everfair is told from a multiplicity of voices: Africans, Europeans, East Asians, and African Americans in complex relationships with one another, in a compelling range of voices that have historically been silenced. Everfair is not only a beautiful book but an educational and inspiring one that will give the reader new insight into an often ignored period of history.

Stories for Chip A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany

Stories for Chip A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany

Author: Nisi Shawl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2015

Stories for Chip brings together outstanding authors inspired by a brilliant writer and critic, Science Fiction Writers of America Grandmaster Samuel R. Chip Delany. Award-winning SF luminaries such as Michael Swanwick, Nalo Hopkinson, and Eileen Gunn contribute original fiction and creative nonfiction. From surrealistic visions of bucolic road trips to erotic transgressions to mind-expanding analyses of Delany's influence on the genre-as an out gay man, an African American, and possessor of a startlingly acute intellect-this book conveys the scope of the subject's sometimes troubling, always rewarding genius. Editors Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell have given Delany and the world at large, a gorgeous, haunting, illuminating, and deeply satisfying gift of a book.

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