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Black Stone Heart

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A Wind from the Wilderness

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Browsing all articles tagged with Africa.

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
4.5

Dragons are one of the most familiar—and overused—tropes in fantasy. These mystical beings intrigue and fascinate all who have heard of them. However, since oral tradition, dragons were either an Eastern or a Western entity. This is strange because if most dragon species can fly, then why could they be found in just two regions […]

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Mythological Creatures: A List Without Dragons

Mythological Creatures: A List Without Dragons 

Fantasy has a longstanding relationship with dragons, reaching as far back as ancient Mesopotamian art and literature and as recent as Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa and House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess, both released this year. But there are other fantastic mythological creatures just as fearsome and powerful as dragons. Here is […]

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Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
4.75

What if space travel, other planets and prestigious interstellar universities in neighboring galaxies existed within our lifetime? If everything related to space travel and outer space was an everyday practice, then how would all beings coexist with each other? How would humans live on Earth with these opportunities? Would they take advantage of it, or […]

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Rosewater by Tade Thompson

Rosewater by Tade Thompson
4.25

The description of Rosewater sounds more like a thriller than a science fiction novel, and that is one of the many appeals surrounding this novel. A government agent with a criminal past and with psychic abilities must determine whether or not the notorious alien biodome in Nigeria is responsible for killing other people with similar […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
4.25

If GRRM wrote a mix of The Incredibles and Avatar, with a necromancer heroine. Last year, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone came in second to RF Kuang’s The Poppy War on my personal list of Most Anticipated Debuts. After seeing Ms. Adeyemi’s interview with Jimmy Fallon (he lauded her success at an early […]

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New African Folklore Inspired Fantasy Snapped Up By Angry Robot Books

New African Folklore Inspired Fantasy Snapped Up By Angry Robot Books 

Some exciting news from the folk over at Angry Robot Books today! They’ve signed an author named Micah Yongo who has written a fantasy novel set in a world inspired by Africa. It’s called Lost Gods and is the story of a teenage assassin hunted by his own Brotherhood, as he seeks to uncover a […]

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Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
4.5

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the book. Tor’s novella series was started in 2015, with the aim of promoting this shorter medium. The line includes both established authors and those just making their debut, and has included a number of authors from diverse backgrounds. The […]

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Everfair by Nisi Shawl

Everfair by Nisi Shawl
4

“The settlers of Everfair had come here naively at best, arrogantly at worst. Due to the orders of the king they had found the country seemingly empty. In the fight against Leopold, their assistance had been most valuable, and they had also brought to the cause the help of Europeans and Americans who would never […]

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The Creatures in the Shadows – Part Two: South and East Africa

The Creatures in the Shadows – Part Two: South and East Africa 

This is the second article in our Creatures in the Shadows series. You can read the first one on West African creatures here. South and South-East Africa is a land of mighty warriors. The Zulu, the Maasai, the Kikuyu, the Ngoni…the names that put fear in the heart of anyone who hears them. The sagas of […]

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The Creatures in the Shadows: West Africa

The Creatures in the Shadows: West Africa 

Elves, trolls, dwarves, goblins… There’s no denying that the Western fantasy is strongly entrenched in a Northern European mindscape: those ancient myths of the Celtic and Germanic people that inspired Tolkien and his epigones. Writing about elves and dwarves is always a safe bet; when an author wants to be original and adventurous, they might […]

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