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Shawl, Nisi

Works: 17 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 1,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Steampunk fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3619.H3947, 813.6
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Everfair by Nisi Shawl( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Fabian Socialists from Great Britain join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set aside as a safe haven, an imaginary Utopia for native populations of the Congo as well as escaped slaves returning from America and other places where African natives were being mistreated. As the native populations adopt advances in steam technology as their own, an uneasy truce between the country's many factions leads to a revolt against Leopold's harsh reign
Detroit noir by John Hocking( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Presents short stories about Detroit with noir and crime fiction by writers such as Joyce Carol Oates, Joe Boland, Peter Markus, and Lolita Hernandez
Filter house : short fiction by Nisi Shawl( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Filter House collects the short fiction by Nisi Shawl and includes an introduction by Eileen Gunn (author of Stable Strategies). The collection's fourteen tales offer a haunting montage that works its magic subtly on the readers subconscious. From the exotic, baroque complexities of At the Huts of Ajala to the stark, folktale purity of The Beads of Ku, these fourteen superbly written stories will weave around you a ring of dark, dark magic
Stories for Chip : a tribute to Samuel R. Delany ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Stories for Chip brings together outstanding authors inspired by a brilliant writer and critic, Science Fiction Writers of America Grandmaster Samuel R. Chip Delany. Award-winning SF luminaries such as Michael Swanwick, Nalo Hopkinson, and Eileen Gunn contribute original fiction and creative nonfiction. From surrealistic visions of bucolic road trips to erotic transgressions to mind-expanding analyses of Delany's influence on the genre--as an out gay man, an African American, and possessor of a startlingly acute intellect--this book conveys the scope of the subject's sometimes troubling, always rewarding genius. Editors Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell have given Delany and the world at large, a gorgeous, haunting, illuminating, and deeply satisfying gift of a book
Strange matings : science fiction, feminism, African American voices, and Octavia E. Butler by Rebecca J Holden( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Anthology with scholarly essays, reminiscences and personal essays, poems, correspondence, photographs, and interviews about the Afro-American science fiction writer Octavia Butler (1947-2006)
Clockwork game : the illustrious career of a chess-playing automaton by Jane Irwin( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
In 1769, the court of Empress Maria Theresa witnessed one of that era's most amazing feats of engineering: a machine that could play chess. Artfully constructed by a Hungarian nobleman named Wolfgang von Kempelen, the chess machine played a unique game against each opponent, far surpassing the abilities of all its fellow automata. Throughout its eighty-five year career, audiences across Europe and the Americas flocked to see the mechanical marvel seemingly capable of human intelligence; Napoleon, Charles Babbage, and Benjamin Franklin were among its challengers, and Edgar Allen Poe wrote an essay attempting to explain how it worked
Everfair by Nisi Shawl( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Everfair is a wonderful Neo-Victorian alternate history novel that explores the question of what might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier
Writing the other : a practical approach by Nisi Shawl( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The WisCon chronicles. Writing and racial identity by WisCon( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Ruins excavation ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Speculative Fiction stories that are set in or about Arachaeological Ruins. The protagonist in each story is an archaeologist who is a Woman of Color. Ruins range from those in the American Southwest & Southeast to Central America, the Maya, to ruins in the Andes Mountains, Egypt, and to other places across the world. Some incorporate mythology of the ancient cultures who built and inhabited the places now in ruins. Some of the protagonists are descendents of the ancient peoples of the ruins
Systems fail by Hiromi Goto( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Systems fail offers a selection of work by Hiromi Goto and N.K. Jemisin. Included is the guest of honor speech, an accompanying series of essays bringing incisive critical thinking about race and gender politics in the sf/f field at large, and author interviews by Karen Burnham and Nisi Shawl
So long been dreaming : postcolonial science fiction & fantasy by Nalo Hopkinson( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy" is an anthology of original new stories by leading African, Asian, South Asian and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of color. Stories of imagined futures abound in Western writing. Writer and editor Nalo Hopkinson notes that the science fiction/fantasy genre "speaks so much about the experience of being alienated but contains so little writing by alienated people themselves." It's an oversight that Hopkinson and Mehan aim to correct with this anthology. The book depicts imagined futures from the perspectives of writers associated with what might loosely be termed the "third world." It includes stories that are bold, imaginative, edgy; stories that are centered in the worlds of the "developing" nations; stories that dare to dream what we might develop into. The wealth of postcolonial literature has included many who have written insightfully about their pasts and presents. With "So Long Been Dreaming" they creatively address their futures
Something more and more by Nisi Shawl( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Filter house : short fiction by Nisi Shawl( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The collection's fourteen tales offer a haunting montage that works its magic subtly on the readers subconscious
Radio imagination : Octavia E. Butler's Los Angeles [electronic resource] by Ben Caldwell( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ten years after the passing of Los Angeles' own Octavia E. Butler - one of America's best science fiction writers and one of the few African-American women in the field -ALOUD celebrates Butler's legacy. Navigating the dystopic L.A. that Butler often described in her short stories and novels, this panel will explore connections between Butler's peers and colleagues, and the generation of writers and scholars who follow, and how Butler's futuristic work resonates today
Octavia E. Butler papers by Octavia E Butler( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The collection consists of five series: Manuscripts, Correspondence, Photographs, Subject Files and Research Materials, and Ephemera. Manuscripts are subdivided into manuscripts by Octavia E. Butler, notecards, diaries, commonplace books, and manuscripts by others. They are arranged alphabetically by author, then title or chronologically within each subseries. These manuscripts consist primarily of drafts of short stories and novels, and related notes. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by the author's last name, then chronologically. This series includes correspondence to and from Octavia E. Butler by friends, editors, family members, and other authors. Photographs are arranged chronologically in several groups: loose photos (small), loose photos (large), album pages, and photo album. This series includes images from Octavia's travels and speaking engagements.The subject files represent Octavia's arrangement of clippings by topic. The research materials are other clippings and subject materials that have been arranged by the cataloger, using Octavia's schema where possible. The ephemera are arranged in 19 subseries, alphabetically. In addition there are oversize materials, housed separately, for all the above series. Researchers should be sure to search the oversize series for additional materials
Bloodchildren : stroies by the Octavia E. Butler scholars ( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Nisi Shawl American writer
Nisi Shawl Amerikaans sciencefictionschrijfster
Nisi Shawl escritora estadounidense
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