So long been dreaming : postcolonial science fiction & fantasy /Material type: BookPublisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2004Description: 270 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 155152158X :.Title notes: $19.95 prolam 10-2005 (db)Subject(s): Fantasy fiction | Developing countries -- Literatures -- 21st century | Science fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p> So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy is an anthology of original new stories by leading African, Asian, South Asian, and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of colour.</p> <p>Stories of imagined futures abound in Western writing. Writer and editor Nalo Hopkinson notes that the science fiction/fantasy genre "speaks so much about the experience of being alienated, but contains so little writing by alienated people themselves." It's an oversight that Hopkinson and Mehan aim to correct with this anthology.</p> <p>The book depicts imagined futures from the perspectives of writers associated with what might loosely be termed the "third world." It includes stories that are bold, imaginative, edgy; stories that are centred in the worlds of the "developing" nations; stories that dare to dream what we might develop into.</p> <p>The wealth of postcolonial literature has included many who have written insightfully about their pasts and presents. With So Long Been Dreaming they creatively address their futures.</p> <p>With an introduction by Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Samuel R. Delany.</p> <p>Contributors to So Long Been Dreaming are Opal Palmer Adisa, Celu Amberstone, Ven Begamudre, Tobias S. Buckell, Wayde Compton, Andrea Hairston, Maya Khankhoje, Tamai Kobayashi, Larissa Lai, Karin Lowachee, devorah major, Suzette Mayr, Carole McDonnell, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Eden Robinson, Nisi Shawl, Vandana Singh, Sheree R. Thomas, and Greg van Eekhout.</p>
Deep end / Nisi Shawl -- Griots of the galaxy / Andrea Hairston -- Toot sweet Matricia / Suzette Mayr -- Rachel / Larissa Lai -- Terminal Avenue / Eden Robinson -- When scarabs multiply / Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu -- Delhi / Vandana Singh -- Panopte's eye / Tamai Kobayashi -- The grassdreaming tree / Sheree R. Thomas -- The blue road: a fairy tale / Wayde Compton -- The forgotten ones / Karin Lowachee -- Native aliens / Greg van Eekhout -- Refugees / Celu Amberstone -- Trade winds / Devorah Major -- Lingua Franca / Carole McDonnell -- Out of sync / Ven Begamudré -- The living roots / Opal Palmer Adisa -- Journey into the vortex / Maya Khankhoje -- Necahual / Tobias S. Buckell.
$19.95 prolam 10-2005 (db)