The New Wave of Speculative Fiction: African Monsters – Featuring Nnedi Okorafor, Tendai Huchu, Sarah Lotz, Dilman Dila – Out Soon
African Monsters, a new anthology of speculative fiction, graphic stories, and illustrations from Fox Spirit Books, edited by Margrét Helgadóttir and Jo Thomas, will be out this month.
African Monsters contains short stories from – among others – Nnedi Okorafor, Jayne Bauling, Tendai Huchu (as TL Huchu), Dilman Dila, Sarah Lotz (as S Lotz), Dave-Brendon de Burgh, Nerine Dorman and Nick Wood.
It also features graphic stories by Su Opperman, and James Bennett and Dave Johnson (artist), and illustrations by Su Opperman, Kieran Walsh, Vincent Holland-Keen, Eugene Smith and Benali Amine.
The cover art is by Daniele Serra.
Ivor W Hartmann, editor of the newly released anthology of African science fiction AfroSFv2, says: “African Monsters is a fantastic anthology featuring many African writers at the forefront of the new wave of speculative fiction tapping directly into the deep and rich mythology of African cultures.”
From Fox Spirit Books:
Here be Monsters!
They lurk and crawl and fly in the shadows of our mind. We know them from ancient legends and tales whispered by the campfire. They hide under the dark bridge, in the deep woods or out on the great plains, in the drizzling rain forest or out on the foggy moor, beneath the surface, under your bed. They don’t sparkle or have any interest in us except to tear us apart. They are the monsters! Forgotten, unknown, misunderstood, overused, watered down. We adore them still. We want to give them a renaissance, to reestablish their dark reputation, to give them a comeback, let the world know of their real terror.
Welcome to ‘The Fox Spirit Books of Monsters’. A book series with dark fiction and art about monsters from around the world, starting with Europe, continuing with Africa in 2015 before the travel continues. Fox Spirit Books will take you from continent to continent, bringing you art and dark fiction about monsters based on local folklore, myths and legends from around the world.
African Monsters Contents:
Nnedi Okorafor: On the Road
Joan de la Haye: Impundulu
Tade Thompson: One Hundred and Twenty Days of Sunlight
Jayne Bauling: Severed
Su Opperman: The Death of One
TL Huchu: Chikwambo
Dilman Dila: Monwor
S Lotz: That Woman
Toby Bennett: Sacrament of Tears
Chikodili Emelumadu: Bush Baby
Joe Vaz: After The Rain
Dave-Brendon de Burgh: Taraab and Terror in Zanzibar
Nerine Dorman: A Whisper in the Reeds
Vianne Venter: Acid Test
Nick Wood: Thandiwe’s Tokoloshe
James Bennett (writer) and Dave Johnson (artist): A Divided Sun
The book will also have illustrations from Su Opperman, Kieran Walsh, Vincent Holland-Keen, Eugene Smith and Benali Amine.