Nick Wood – Mar/Apr 2014

AfroSF vol. 2 is a ‘GO!’ I believe and due out later this year, around September-October time. Tade Thompson and my co-written novella ‘The Last Pantheon‘ is indeed onboard this African collection of SF novellas.

This month, I have updated my SF in Africa series with my SA speculative fiction essay for Pornokitsch – published online in February 2014 – ‘Beyond Broken Monsters and The Three‘ (SF in SA Part 20). And for those interested in academic appraisals of African SF, last year Paradoxa (vol. 25) kindly made freely available their impressive¬† Introductory overview: http://paradoxa.com/volumes/25/introduction

Not much fiction writing to report on recently. I’ve found close family serious illness takes the winds out of my creativity. I did, however, manage to submit an article on ‘Position, telling and performing a male illness; Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome’ to a planned special narrative issue of the Journal of Health Psychology. Not much escapism of note there, I’m afraid:-)

Still, plenty of good reading arriving this year. Nnedi Okorafor’sLagoonhttps://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781444762754 is out, as (imminently) so will Louis Greenberg’sDark Windows‘ be http://umuzi.bookslive.co.za/blog/2014/03/26/excerpt-from-dark-windows-by-louis-greenberg/ Roll ever onwards, African SF and F.

March/April 2014