British Science Fiction Award nominations

So I had the good fortune to have two of my works nominated, as 2021 British Science Fiction award finalists. The first is my eight thousand words climate fiction novelette O2 Arena, in the short fiction category. It was first published November 2021, in Issue 58 of Galaxy’s Edge and reprinted January 2022 in IssueContinue reading “British Science Fiction Award nominations”

O2 Arena Extended

By Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki Cover art by Luka Brico. If you read and enjoyed my climate fiction novelette O2 Arena, which was published in Galaxy’s Edge Issue 53 in November 2021 and reprinted in Apex Magazine issue 129 in January 2022, here’s some extra scenes for you, which weren’t in the original. The two scenesContinue reading “O2 Arena Extended”

My Favorite African Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Fiction of 2021

Originally posted on Wole Talabi:
Problems. 2021 was full of them. And as we say in Nigeria, problem no dey finish. But not all problems are created equal. Take for example the good problem of African SFF, or to be clearer, the good problem of keeping up with African SFF. I try to maintain a…

2021 Eligibility Post and Year-in-review

2021 was a year of many triumphs and attempts. Note, I say attempts, not failures because nothing is really a failure if you learn something from it. Instead, it becomes a process that brings you that much closer to your goal. With that fake-deep quote out of the way and you hopefully a little moreContinue reading “2021 Eligibility Post and Year-in-review”

Revealing the Cover and Table of Contents for The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021) by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021) is a reprint anthology and the first ever Year’s Best African speculative fiction anthology, edited by Oghenchovwe Donald Ekpeki. It contains speculative fiction stories by some of the most exciting voices, old and new, from Africa and the diaspora, published in the 2020 year. It features twenty-nine stories,…Continue reading “Revealing the Cover and Table of Contents for The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction (2021) by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki”

Review of Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

This fantasy novella is a finalist for the 2020 Nebula Award. It was published in Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, from Aurelia Leo. The author is Nigerian and seems well established as a short story writer. He was also one of the editors for the anthology. This reviewContinue reading “Review of Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki”

My Favorite African Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Fiction of 2020

Originally posted on Wole Talabi:
*** 2020 started out dangerously for me. A volcano erupted near Manila just as I was flying into the city to transit back to Kuala Lumpur and we all watched with concern as the pilot had to dodge the dust and volcanic ash cloud to get us into the city.…

Ife-Iyoku (Short story)

Fist published in Selene Quarterly, Volume 2 issue 2 . Morako stayed quiet. He was a lero – or feeler – and oversaw the hunt. On his signal the rest would move. For now, he lay waiting, careful not to alert the beast lest the intended prey became the hunter. Here, the roles of theContinue reading “Ife-Iyoku (Short story)”

Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora

Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora. Edited by Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki Reviewed by Fiona Moore It’s become almost a cliché of conversations in sf circles: someone says that they would love to read more works by authors from non-Western, non-White, and/or postcolonial origins, but, they add,…