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So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

Book Title

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Publication Date

10-2004

Editors

Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan

Chapter Title

Delhi

Publisher

Arsenal Pulp Press

Place of Publication

Vancounver, BC

Keywords

Science fiction

Subject

Fantasy fiction.

Description

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy is an anthology of original new stories by leading African, Asian, South Asian and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of color. Stories of imagined futures abound in Western writing. Writer and editor Nalo Hopkinson notes that the science fiction/fantasy genre “speaks so much about the experience of being alienated but contains so little writing by alienated people themselves.” It’s an oversight that Hopkinson and Mehan aim to correct with this anthology. The book depicts imagined futures from the perspectives of writers associated with what might loosely be termed the “third world.” It includes stories that are bold, imaginative, edgy; stories that are centered in the worlds of the “developing” nations; stories that dare to dream what we might develop into. The wealth of postcolonial literature has included many who have written insightfully about their pasts and presents. With So Long Been Dreaming they creatively address their futures. Contributors include: Opal Palmer Adisa, Tobias Buckell, Wayde Compton, Hiromi Goto, Andrea Hairston, Tamai Kobayashi, Karin Lowachee, devorah major, Carole McDonnell, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Eden Robinson, Nisi Shawl, Vandana Singh, Sheree Renée Thomas and Greg Van Eekhout.

ISBN

FBC150

Document Type

Article

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

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