Luna's second Call for Papers, 'The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction' will be released on Tuesday the 7th of August 2018. Explore the five brilliant papers you will find in the book.
Today, we introduce you to Peter J Mauritz (Netherlands). He is presenting the paper: "On the Emergence of African Science Fiction".
"The aim of this article is to contribute to the understanding of the emergence of contemporary science fiction on the African continent (ASF), occurring around the year 2007. Based in part on theories of the emergence of European and American SF, I suggest that we may consider ASF a new phase in the joint tradition of science fiction and utopian writing that responds to both contemporary and non- contemporary narrative dystopian traditions. I suggest that ASF could build and maintain momentum due to the spread of new media on the African continent, due to Afro- and techno-optimism, and the effects of the global financial crisis (GFC) on discursive regimes connected to the narrative utopia."
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.