In this, the final issue of Fantastic Stories of the Imagination people of color take over! Special Guest editor Nisi Shawl has assembled a breath taking array of stories by some of the best writers in the science fiction and fantasy field today, and they just happen to be people of color.
People of color have been publishing some of the highest quality science fiction and fantasy since the genre's earliest days. Yet, there still persists a perception that science fiction and fantasy is somehow a white field. This special issue of Fantastic Stories should help shatter that illusion as it showcases some of the finest writer's that Science Fiction and Fantasy has to offer.
Representation matters and Fantastic Stories is proud to be able to end its run on shut an important and high note.
Contributors include: Su-Yee Lin, Stephen Graham Jones, Minsoo Kang, . Lily Yu, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Jermaine McGill, Paul Miles, Christopher Caldwell, Eliza Victoria, Alex Jennings, Nalo Hopkinson, Henry Lien, Tlotlo Tsamaase, Tonya Liburd, Irette Y. Patterson, Alberto Yáñez, S. Qiouyi Lu, Erin Roberts, Terence Taylor, Darcie Little Badger, and Maurice Broaddus.
About the Author
Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican-born Canadian whose taproots extend to Trinidad and Guyana. She has published numerous novels and short stories and occasionally edits anthologies. Her writing has received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and the Andre Norton Award. Hopkinson is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. She has taught numerous times at both the Clarion Writers' Workshop and the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Hopkinson's short story collection Falling in Love With Hominids will appear in 2015.
Minsoo Kang is the author of Of Tales and Enigmas: Stories and the history book Sublime Dreams of Living Machines: The Automaton in the European Imagination, and translator of the classic Korean novel The Story of Hong Gildong. His fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Shanghai Steam, and The Year's Best Horror and Fantasy (2007) among others. He is currently an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Nisi Shawl (they/them) is a writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories and a journalist. They are the co-author (with Cynthia Ward) of Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Their short stories have appeared in Asimov's, Strange Horizons, and numerous other magazines and anthologies.