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”

Reprints Are Not Inferior To Original Works & Neither Is The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction Anthology

Last week I came across a blog post being peddled on social media, a Hugo best editor short form finalist ranking by a faceless group. I opened the list to find myself at the bottom of the ranking, for the reasons of having “merely” and “only” edited a reprint anthology, which they considered inferior andContinue reading “Reprints Are Not Inferior To Original Works & Neither Is The Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction Anthology”

ICFA 44 Guest of Honor

So I’ll be the 2023 International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) Guest of Honour, the 1st African-born Black writer to be guest of honour. This will be at the International Conference For the Fantastic In The Arts (ICFA) 44, taking place in 2023. It’s an immense honour, one that’s been held byContinue reading “ICFA 44 Guest of Honor”

Multiple British Fantasy Award Finalist

I’m British Fantasy award finalist, for the second time in a row. I’m nominated this time, for writing & editing, in 2 categories; best short fiction & best anthology with my Nebula winning novelette O2 Arena, & WFA, Locus shortlisted anthology, the Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction. Both are Hugo award finalists. Do consider them/meContinue reading “Multiple British Fantasy Award Finalist”

World Fantasy Award Finalist

So I’m a 2022 World Fantasy award finalist with the first ever Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology I edited & published. It also makes me the first Black, African editor to be a World Fantasy award finalist. With it I’m also the first African Hugo award, best editor finalist. The Year’s Best African SpeculativeContinue reading “World Fantasy Award Finalist”

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”