We are thrilled to welcome Nigerian writer Wole Talabi to the Luna family! Incomplete Solutions to New Equations of AfroAlchemy will be the fourth collection of the Harvester series, out in 2019. You can read more about the series here.
We asked Wole to tell us more about his stories:
"From the bustling streets of Lagos to the icy moons of Jupiter, the stories in Incomplete Solutions to New Equations of AfroAlchemy explore accelerating technology, complex histories, diverse beliefs and human potential from my own unique perspective. This collection contains both previously published stories and stories that are exclusive to this collection. Among the new stories is a science-fiction novella “Incompleteness Theories”, in which an international team led by a troubled Nigerian physicist attempt to create teleportation technology, with unsettling results. The previously published stories include stories that have never appeared online before and others that have seen wide circulation, such as “A Short History of Migration in Five Fragments of You”, which was longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association award, “Parse. Error. Reset.” which won the AMC/Motherboard Post-Humans story contest, and “Wednesday's Story” which was a finalist for best short story at the Nommo Awards.
Incomplete Solutions to New Equations of AfroAlchemy contains 17 short stories, 2 novelettes, and 1 novella, as well as art and notes on some of the stories for the bonus material section.
Some readers may find the collection reminiscent of award-winning Nnedi Okorafor’s Kabu-Kabu: Stories, with notes of Phillip K. Dick filtered through my own distinct imagination. Incomplete Solutions to New Equations of AfroAlchemy collects stories from the first chapter of my writing career, that I believe are evocative, philosophical, subversive, and exciting. I hope readers enjoy reading the collection as much as I have enjoyed creating it."
Wole Talabi is a full-time engineer, part-time writer and sometime editor from Nigeria.
His stories have been nominated for the Nommos, recommended by Locus, appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Omenana, Terraform, The Kalahari Review, the Imagine Africa 500 anthology, Apex and many other places.
He edited the anthologies These Words Expose Us and Lights Out: Resurrection, and co-wrote the play Color Me Man.
He likes scuba diving, elegant equations and oddly-shaped things. He currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Wole joins an amazing group of writers: Paul Kane, Marie O'Regan, Stephen Bacon and Tim Major.
Bring on 2019!