Continuing the groundbreaking tradition of the first volume AfroSFv2 is an anthology of five original SF novellas by African writers.
"AfroSFv2 is not only as entertaining as all hell, it's a smorgasbord of top-class imaginative storytelling, originality, superb writing and searing social critique. If this is the future of speculative fiction, we're in safe hands." — Sarah Lotz, author of Day Four.
"I loved every minute of it. A bouquet with Africa's finest bring futures seen from African perspectives. Refreshing, surprising, magical, grim and beautiful. There is a pulse throbbing through these stories that insists you follow along." — Margrét Helgadóttir, author of The Stars Seem So Far Away.
"There was a time when William Gibson said: 'The future is already here, it's just not very evenly distributed.' Then came Ian McDonald who replied: 'The future is actually evenly distributed - as everyone from Nigeria to America, from China to India gets the same iPhone at the same time – it's just that other people are doing more interesting and funky things with it.' So, as the Future arrives everywhere, be prepared to read AfroSFv2 stories, a brilliant mixture of emerging voices from the vanishing peripheral of the world." — Francesco Verso, author of Nexhuman and editor of Future Fiction.
Table of Contents
'The Last Pantheon'
Tade Thompson & Nick Wood
An epic superhero face-off thousands of years in the making.
'Hell Freezes Over'
Mame Bougouma Diene
Long after the last skyscraper has drowned who remains and how will they survive?
'The Flying Man of Stone'
When ancient technology seems like magic legends live again in the midst of war and sides will be chosen.
A space shuttle crash, the numeral eight, serial murders, what connects them all could end humanity.
'An Indigo Song for Paradise'
Efe Tokunbo Okogu
Change is coming to Paradise city and it won't be pretty, but if this is paradise then heaven must be hell in need of a revolution.