O HAI GUISE IM ALIVE

  • I GOT SUCKED INTO LIEK REDDIT AND MINECRAFT AND SHIT
  • AND MISSED POSTING RLY IMPORTANT SHIT LIKE ANDREA HAIRSTON WINNING THE TIPTREE
  • AND THE NEBULA NOMINEES ARE OUT BECAUSE THE NEBULAS ARE COMING UP REAL SOON AND ALL KINDS OF COOL PPL AND BOOKS AND STUFF GOT NOMINATED LIKE N. K. JEMISIN, ALIETTE DE BODARD, E. LILY YU, NNEDI OKORAFOR, GREG VAN EEKHOUT, AND ATTACK THE BLOCK (WHICH WILL TOTALLY LOSE OUT TO ANOTHER FUCKING DOCTOR WHO EPISODE BUT WHATEVER).
  • I WILL BE TOO BROKE TO GO TO WISCON
  • AND PROBABLY TOO BUSY DOING COOL SHIT IN TORONTO
  • BUT ANYWAY, TO THE REAL REASON I CAME BACK TO TUMBLR
  • I JUST NEEDED SOMEONE WHO WOULD UNDERSTAND WHEN I FEEL THE NEED TO SPEAK IN ALLCAPS AND BULLET POINTS AND SAY
  • LOL. WHITE. FEMINISTS.

Zoo City (an adaptation of Lauren Beukes’s book), Tok Tokkie and The Windmill are all South African projects; I dunno about the Who Fears Death movie, which is based off a book by a Nigerian-American author, has an American producer and Kenyan director, and is set in far-future Sudan.

Via io9.

A new story by Nnedi Okorafor, "Hello, Moto", with art by Jillian Tamaki, up at Tor!


  With the wig finally off, Coco and Philo felt more distant to me. Thank God.
  
  Even so, because it was sitting beside me, I could still see them. Clearly. In my head. Don’t ever mix juju with technology. There is witchcraft in science and a science to witchcraft. Both will conspire against you eventually…

A new story by Nnedi Okorafor, "Hello, Moto", with art by Jillian Tamaki, up at Tor!

With the wig finally off, Coco and Philo felt more distant to me. Thank God.

Even so, because it was sitting beside me, I could still see them. Clearly. In my head. Don’t ever mix juju with technology. There is witchcraft in science and a science to witchcraft. Both will conspire against you eventually…

A lovely, thoughtful review. Via Nnedi Okorafor on Twitter.

Okorafor easily resists the bog-standard “science and rationalism bad, living in harmony with the environment and intuitive magic good” approach, and undramatically weaves in realistic and useful high technology where it’s appropriate. By European fantasy standards, this is a dystopian future; coin-sized computers and weather-gel treated clothing are sold from open stalls in dusty markets, and slaves carry heavy loads along roads thronged with bio-fuel scooters. I’m rather reluctant to use the word “dystopia”, though, because that implies something that doesn’t exist already; this sort of complex intersection of technology levels, social conditions, traditional practices, and the future is already happening all over the world, and has been for quite some time.