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”

Africa Risen Starred Review on Publisher’s Weekly

So earlier this week, the Africa Risen anthology by myself, Sheree Renée 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 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”