Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction


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University of Arizona Press
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5.9 X 8.8 X 0.6 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author

Grace L. Dillon is an associate professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies program at Portland State University in Oregon. She is also the editor of Hive of Dreams: Contemporary Science Fiction from the Pacific Northwest.


"Dillon's superb anthology, the first devoted to indigenous SF, highlights long-overlooked authors alongside better-known figures such as Nalo Hopkinson and Leslie Marmon Silko. Every piece is a perspective twister and a thought inducer built on solid storytelling from ancient and newer traditions, and the anthology will encourage readers to further investigate indigenous speculative works."--Publishers Weekly

"Dillon's anthology not only offers an innovative study of comparative literature but also delivers an excellent example of how to compose such a compilation for those who might follow her lead into this brave new world of Indigenous literary genre."--Studies in American Indian Literatures

"A highly compelling and outstanding anthology, which fills a long-standing gap in the science fiction criticism."--Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction

"Dillon speaks powerfully from her position as an indigenous teacher and scholar, and in doing so, provides a strong yet nuanced analysis of a rich variety of indigenous science fiction."--Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

"Though I'm not usually a fan of anthologies compiled by race, sex, etc., this book is so good that I'm happy to have these stories collected together however it came about. Don't read this because they're stories by Native American writers. Read them because they're damn good stories by damn good writers."--Charles de Lint

"Walking the Clouds offers a history and shows the state of the art of science fiction from the other side--from the Indigenous and the colonized, the dispossessed and the genocided. It shows that it is long past time for the genre to uncircle the wagons and attend to those who have already survived the apocalypse."--Dr. Mark Bould, founding co-editor of Science Fiction Film and Television Journal