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So long been dreaming : postcolonial science fiction & fantasy / Nalo Hopkinson & Uppinder Mehan, eds.

Title
So long been dreaming : postcolonial science fiction & fantasy / Nalo Hopkinson & Uppinder Mehan, eds.
Publication
Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2004.

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Additional Authors
  • Mehan, Uppinder, 1961-
  • Hopkinson, Nalo
Description
270 p.; 23 cm.
Summary
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.
Alternative Title
Postcolonial science fiction & fantasy
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy fiction.
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fiction
  • Fiction.
  • Science fiction.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Deep end / Nisi Shawl -- Griots of the galaxy / Andrea Hairston -- Toot sweet Matricia / Suzette Mayr -- Rachel / Larissa Lai -- Terminal Avenue / Eden Robinson -- When scarabs multiply / Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu -- Delhi / Vandana Singh -- Panopte's eye / Tamai Kobayashi -- The grassdreaming tree / Sheree R. Thomas -- The blue road: a fairy tale / Wayde Compton -- The forgotten ones / Karin Lowachee -- Native aliens / Greg van Eekhout -- Refugees / Celu Amberstone -- Trade winds / Devorah Major -- Lingua Franca / Carole McDonnell -- Out of sync / Ven Begamudré -- The living roots / Opal Palmer Adisa -- Journey into the vortex / Maya Khankhoje -- Necahual / Tobias S. Buckell.
ISBN
155152158X :
OCLC
  • 54373107
  • SCSB-12168693
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library