Destiny Delayed

Destiny Delayed is a 5700 word genre bender short story that could be seen as Afrofuturistic or Africanfuturistic. It’s set in a near future Lagos, Nigeria and features predatory, uber capitalistic corporations, people full of heart but faced with difficult decisions and the consequences when you mix those two in a place with power matrixesContinue reading “Destiny Delayed”

Africa Risen Starred Review on Publisher’s Weekly

So earlier this week, the Africa Risen anthology by myself, Sheree RenĂ©e Thomas and Zelda Knight got its first review. The review will be my first Publisher’s Weekly starred review and also likely the first PW started review by an African edited speculative fiction anthology. You can see it here on Publishers Weekly, and pre-orderContinue reading “Africa Risen Starred Review on Publisher’s Weekly”

Multiple Hugo Award Finalist

I’ll be a Hugo award finalist for the first time ever, and in various categories. For best novelette, then best editor, short form category. My climate fiction novelette O2 Arena which won the Nebula award the first novelette by an African writer to win it, will also be the first novelette by an African writerContinue reading “Multiple Hugo Award Finalist”

Nebula Award Win

My climate fiction novelette O2 Arena just won the Nebula award, making me the first African writer to win the Nebula award with a novelette. I’ll also be the first African born, Black writer to win the Nebula award at all. It’s my second nomination in a row and in a second category, as myContinue reading “Nebula Award Win”

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”

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”

My 2020 eligibility list by ODE

During the 2020 calender year, I was able to publish a number of literary works, eligible for different awards, which you will find below. Some of them are available to read for free. The ones that aren’t, you will find the buy link attached. The Dominion Anthology – The anthology is eligible for the bestContinue reading “My 2020 eligibility list by ODE”

Dominion Anthology eligibility list

Dominion is the first ever anthology of Speculative fiction and poetry to call for and publish works of fiction and poetry by some of the finest speculative fiction writers from both Africa and the African diaspora. The anthology contains 13 works from 12 writers; 12 fiction pieces and a poem. It also has an introductionContinue reading “Dominion Anthology eligibility list”

Dominion Anthology & Invictus Quarterly Launch

Dominion: An Anthology Of Speculative Fiction From Africa and the African Diaspora launched on the 17th of August 2020, as scheduled. The anthology following in the tradition of themed anthologies that cater to particular topics and demographics is the first of its kind, an Anthology of speculative fiction and poetry from Africa and the AfricanContinue reading “Dominion Anthology & Invictus Quarterly Launch”