Locus Award 2020.
Edited by Nisi Shawl.
Anthology of contemporary stories by emerging and seasoned writers of many races
“There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns,” proclaimed Octavia E. Butler.
New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book’s covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichéd expectations, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius.
Unexploited brilliance shines forth from every page.
Includes stories by Kathleen Alcala, Minsoo Kang, Anil Menon, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alex Jennings, Alberto Yanez, Steven Barnes, Jaymee Goh, Karin Lowachee, E. Lily Yu, Andrea Hairston, Tobias Buckell, Hiromi Goto, Rebecca Roanhorse, Indrapramit Das, Chinelo Onwualu and Darcie Little Badger.
Foreword, LeVar Burton
The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex, Tobias Buckell
Deer Dancer, Kathleen Alcalá
The Virtue of Unfaithful Translations, Minsoo Kang
Come Home to Atropos, Steven Barnes
The Fine Print, Chinelo Onwualu
unkind of mercy, Alex Jennings
Burn the Ships, Alberto Yáñez
The Freedom of the Shifting Sea, Jaymee Goh
Three Variations on a Theme of Imperial Attire, E. Lily Yu
Blood and Bells, Karin Lowachee
Give Me Your Black Wings Oh Sister, Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Shadow We Cast Through Time, Indrapramit Das
The Robots of Eden, Anil Menon
Dumb House, Andrea Hairston
One Easy Trick, Hiromi Goto
Harvest, Rebecca Roanhorse
Kelsey and the Burdened Breath, Darcie Little Badger
Afterword, Nisi Shawl
Nisi Shawl is the author of the James Tiptree, Jr. Award-winning collection Filter House. Delany pronounced her one of the best short story writers he has ever read. Previously she edited Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars, and WisCon Chronicles 5: Writing and Racial Identity. With Rebecca J. Holden, Shawl co-edited Locus Award finalist Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler. Since its inception in 2011 she has edited reviews for The Cascadia Subduction Zone, a feminist literary quarterly. She’s a co-founder of the Carl Brandon Society and a board member for Clarion West.