As I mentioned some years ago on the South African Comics website, I have been on the search for South African comics for some time - and wrote…
SF in SA (27) One Language is Never Enough: On Both Harnessing and Resisting the Western Gaze (May 2016)
Why do we write? And, perhaps even more importantly, for whom do we write? We certainly would not write if there was no reader, even if that reader…
Interesting article (available here with permission from the author) on the art and SF vision of umZulu healer and visionary Credo…
African SF used to be pretty thin on the ground, although this may be partly down to narrow Western definitions of what exactly SF is - whether it…
African SF (9 Worlds) Panel Rec List Marguerite Abouet – Aya De Yopougon Ayodele Arigbabu - Lagos 2060 Lauren Beukes –…
‘It’s All About Pianos’: Stories & ACT Through Chronic Illness & Hidden Disability In 1982, South African state TV was just 6 years…
SF in SA 21. Identity, belonging and ecological crisis in South African speculative fiction by Dr. Elzette Steenkamp (Apr 2014)
Sf in SA 21. Identity, belonging and ecological crisis in SA speculative fiction (Dr. Elzette Steenkamp: April 2014)
Part 20. (Feb 2014) South African speculative fiction in the year Twenty Fourteen (2014)
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…
Perspectives on Literary Awards for African Writing
African Science Fiction in South London...
Part 16 – 2011 – South African Speculative Fiction Gathers Momentum (April 2012) by Sarah Lotz, Nick Wood & Tanya Barben
An account of a year past and a year coming, for South African spec-fic
On Writing about (perceived) 'Differences'
Part 14 – SF in SA 14 – Interview with South African Writer Tom Learmont (January 2012) by Nick Wood
In mid November 2011, I picked Tom Learmont up from Finchley Central tube station in North London and we made our way to a nearby pub for a…
On a black 'South African' super-hero from the 70's.
A Brief appreciation of Zoo City c/f Locus Online.
On judging stories from their roots and not from Eurocentric distances.
A socio-historical overview of the development of South African speculative fiction.
An appreciation of Doris Lessing, ex-Rhodesian/Zimbabwean writer, reprinted with kind permission by SF author and academic Adam Roberts.
A review of Resnick and Dozois' Future Earths: Under African Skies and Chimurenga.
African Novels in Canadian Schools - Access, Reception and Cultural Mediation. Reprinted [With Permission] from Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, 44, (1), 2006, pp. 20-27.
Gail Jamieson's article from Probe 134 (2007) Reprinted [With Permission] January 2008).
Reprinted [With Permission] from Vector (2006) - (September 2007).
Tanya Barben's view on Timlin's The Ship That Sailed To Mars. (August 2007).
A commentary on Professor Deirdre Byrne's articles on South African science fiction (July 2006).
A brief overview of SF within the African context (September 2005).