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So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (2004) [Anthology]
by Opal Palmer Adisa Celu Amberstone Ven Begamudré Tobias S. Buckell Wade Compton Andrea Hairston Maya Khankhoje Tamai Kobayashi Larissa Lai Karin Lowachee Devorah Major Suzette Mayr Carole McDonnell Nnedima Okorafor Eden Robinson Nisi Shawl Vandana Singh Sheree Renée Thomas Greg van Eekhout Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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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.

Edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan.

Contents:

  • Introduction by Samuel L. Delany
  • Deep End by Nisi Shawl
  • Griots of the Galaxy by Andrea Hairston
  • Toot Sweet Matricia by Suzette Mayr
  • Rachel by Larissa Lai
  • Terminal Avenue by Eden Robinson
  • When Scarabs Multiply by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
  • Delhi by Vandana Singh
  • Panopte's Eye by Tamai Kobayashi
  • The Grassdreaming Tree by Sheree R. Thomas
  • The Blue Road: a Fairy Tale by Wayde Compton
  • The Forgotten Ones by Karin Lowachee
  • Native Aliens by Greg van Eekhout
  • Refugees by Celu Amberstone
  • Trade Winds by Devorah Major
  • Lingua Franca by Carole McDonnell
  • Out of Sync by Ven Begamudré
  • The Living Roots by Opal Palmer Adisa
  • Journey into the Vortex by Maya Khankhoje
  • Necahual by Tobias S. Buckell

Original title: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy
Original languages: English

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Language: English

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ISBN: 155152158X

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