Well, it’s been a busy and disturbing 2016 on many levels – I’ll stick mostly with the fiction, although the downturn of Trump and BREXIT are already marginalising the market of dystopian fiction.
I mean, how bad can it get, right?
***** all signals down ****
Of VERY good news at least is the formation of The African ...Continue Reading
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 about Mighty Man, the 1970s black super-hero here – who was ultimately toppled by the Soweto Uprising and the Struggle for freedom. George van der Riet ...Continue Reading
Just back from WorldCon in Kansas City where I was on a good number of panels, including giving a first reading from AZANIAN BRIDGES
I also delivered a well-received workshop on Managing Anxiety and spoke on South African Science Fiction.
Big news of this period though is the launch of the African Speculative Fiction Society, with the ...Continue Reading
Just a brief update this time.
I’ve added another SF in SA (27) Essay, entitled: ‘One Language is Never Enough: On Both Harnessing and Resisting the Western Gaze.’ (With both a debt and thanks to a wonderful writer, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz – and ongoing warm wishes!)
I have a story, Dream-Hunter, in the latest edition of Omenana Magazine. ...Continue Reading
Soon to be launched, my debut novel ‘Azanian Bridges’ via the excellent NewCon Press. You can read the opening chapter via Books Live SA here. Two reviews of ‘AZANIAN BRIDGES‘ have come out to date, the first on the SFBook Review site here. Yes, ‘Azanian Bridges is the kind of science fiction we need…!’ (Not surprising I’d agree, ...Continue Reading