Luna's second Call for Papers, 'The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction', is now ready for pre-order. The release date will be the 7th of August 2018, in time for the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where it will be on sale.
As always, you will be able to pre-order at a discount through the Luna website, and if you are subscribed to our newsletter, you will also get the special extra discount voucher on the 1st of July.
Peter Maurits (Netherlands). Postdoctoral Fellow. "African Science Fiction and Knowledge Production". University Erlangen-Nurnberg.
Polina Levontin (Russia). MA at UCL in Comparative Literature; researcher at Imperial College at the Center for Environmental Policy.
Ezeiyoke Chukwunonso (Nigeria). MA at Swansea University in Creative Writing; writer of fiction and non-fiction, editorial member at Internation.
Robert S Malan (South Africa). Editor and writer. Senior Editor at freeflowedit.
Nick Wood (Zambia/South Africa). Ph.D. in Child Development from University of London; ClinicalTutor on a Doctoral Training Course in Clinical Psychology in the UK; Writer of science fiction and non-fiction.
The first part of the book will explore the theme from a broader perspective: Peter Maurits will introduce us to the emergence of African science fiction; Nick Wood will explore the forces shaping the development of South African speculative fiction down the ages, and Ezeiyoke Chukwunonso will explain the dangers of expectation in African speculative fiction. In the second part we focus on more specific issues: Polina Levontin will look at the representation of scientists in Nigerian science fiction, while Robert S Malan will take a look at the evolution of portrayals of South Africans in popular entertainment during and after Apartheid.
Starting from next Tuesday, we will introduce you to each author's paper in more detail, so do check back with us!
And remember that the e-book edition is available through the usual channels (Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, etc.).
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