CREDO MUTWA: TIME UNRAVELLER AN ONGOING ANX IETY IN ARTC IRCLESABOUT ANYTHING TRADITIONAL HAS EFFECTIVELYWRITIEN CREDO MUTWA OUT OF THE NARRATIVE OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART. RUTH KERKHAM SIMBAO RECONSIDERS THE IMPORT OF HIS VISIONARY ART AN D THE DIALOGUE IT ESTABLISHES WITH AFROFUTU RIST THOUGHT In a 2003 Daily News article, Farook Khan referred to Credo Mutwa as, "The country's foremost African traditionalist".1 As a painter. sculptor. architect. playwright, historian, and sanu...
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Nick Wood – Sept/Oct 2013

This month, a few things to mention. Firstly, I'm pleased to have sold a short story follow up to 'Of Hearts and Monkeys' called 'The Girl who Called the World' to the Crossed Genres' anthology "Fierce Family":  http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/fierce-family/  This anthology will in all likelihood be out in 2014. In addition, it looks likely Tade Thompson and my joint novella 'The Last Pantheon' may well be appearing next year, although we have yet to receive final confirmation. South ...
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Part 19. Writing the Future of Race by Michelle Murrain (August 2013)

I like thinking about the future, and its many possibilities. Race is an important, although often subtle, component of my fiction. Almost all of my protagonists are people of color, although it takes paying attention to clues in order to make it clear - because in my writing, race is incidental... usually. (I do have one novel in which race is actually fairly central to the story - but that novel is set in the 19th century.) Since race is such a salient feature of our present landscape, even gl...
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Nick Wood – Mar/Apr 2013

Cape Town and the Buzzing Genre Scene: I'm just back from an autumnal feeling Cape Town, visiting family and friends again, and noting just how much the local genre scene is buzzing. I finished reading Cat Hellisen's 'When The Sea is Rising Red,' a sharp fantasy book mixing up some familiar tropes (e.g. Vampires, but as seen from a differing perspective), with some wonderful unique world-building and drama. Cat is Cape Town resident and tor.com have a great overview of her book here: http://www...
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Nick Wood – Jan 2013

Just a brief, early update, to wish you all a good 2013! For those perhaps interested in story podcasts, my story Lunar Voices on the Solar Wind has been beautfully captured by Redstone SF here: http://redstonesciencefiction.com/podcasts/RSF4-Podcast-Lunar_Voices.mp3 The Beam Me Up podcast also covers the same story, in two episodes http://www.beammeuppodcast.com/beam-me-up-266-luna-voices-on-the-solar-wind-pt1-nick-wood-dark-inspectre-episode-13-jason-kahn/ Finally, many thanks to t...
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Nick Wood – July/Aug 2012

I have another short story accepted for publication this past month, this time ‘Azania’, which will be published in Ivor Hartmann’s forthcoming anthology ‘Afrofutures’: http://www.afrofutures.com/magazine/2012/01/a-new-anthology-of-science-fiction-by-african-writers/ For those of you interested in African science fiction, there is an excellent BBC podcast hosted by Lauren Beukes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00t4yn2 I will be in Cape Town for 2 weeks overlapping July and August...
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