The AfroFuturism Bundle, curated by Tenea D. Johnson:
The future is inclusive. You're invited. So am I. Let's explore Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism, the word, can be fraught and full, the concept long overdue and long overlooked. For this engaging group of work, consider it shorthand for Black futures bound up in science and magic, past and present. These are diasporic extrapolations that mirror the beauty and struggle of life—on this plane and the next, this planet and ones further out. Read these and encounter the as yet unknown soon to be named.
Big words, huh? Helluva promise, right? Right.
Imagine what it would take to satisfy such a tall order. I invite you to take a taste because that's what we have here: a satisfying multitude.
Read more about the bundle here, and make sure to click on each cover for a synopsis, reviews and preview of each book!
evolution by Tenea D. Johnson
"As in Johnson's award-winning debut Smoketown, the characters of Evolution navigate the perils of a future lived in the wreckage of ecological collapse. Lush imagery, intellectual nuance and wild extrapolation bring a dreamlike quality to this tale of humans finding connectedness and purpose in the eddies of entropic disintegration and social inequality."– Nicole Kimberling, Lambda Award-winning author of Turnskin
r/evolution by Tenea D. Johnson
"The history of class struggle and racial injustice collide with the future of bio-technology in a tale that offers a prescient view of where America may be headed. Ideas abound but never get in the way of the story. It's immediately engrossing and moves like a rocket."– Jeffrey Ford, World Fantasy and Nebula Award Winner
Silenced - A Cybil Lewis SF Mystery Volume 1 by Nicole Givens Kurtz
"Nicole Givens Kurtz is a gifted sci-fi writer with a wonderful imagination…And with the extra benefit of a strong African-American woman as the main character, this adventure captures the essence of the future."– Affaire de Coeur, 4 1/2 Star Review
AfroSF - Science Fiction by African Writers by Ivor W. Hartmann
"AfroSF will serve as an admirable antidote for all those who have to be reminded that Africa is a continent, not a country. Both the stories and the authors are as diverse as any reader could wish...Looking over this broad assortment...it's clear that this anthology has lived up to its ambition...highly readable and enjoyable stories that take the raw materials of science fiction and give them a different spin...Although it is coming from a small press, it would be lovely if this anthology were to get some of the wider attention it deserves."– Karen Burnham, Locus December 2012
The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett
"Every once in awhile, a first novel catches you by surprise. Sometimes it's the style and sometimes it's the pure originality or unique mixing of influences. In the case of Ayize Jama-Everett's The Liminal People, the pleasure comes from all of the above."– Jeff VanderMeer
Filter House by Nisi Shawl
"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."– Ursula K. Le Guin
Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston
"The entire work is filled with magic, celebrating West Africans, Native Americans, art, and love that transcends simple binary genders. Hairston's novel is a completely original and stunning work."– Publishers Weekly, April 2016
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall
"In this wildly varied collection designed to showcase multiculturism, diversity, and characters of color in genre fiction, editors Campbell (Koontown Killing Kaper) and Hall (Chimera Island) bring together 40 authors to create an experience that's both eye-opening and unpredictable…a provocative, entertaining, and vital anthology that accomplishes its mission."– Publishers Weekly
Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell
"Rastafarian science fiction. This visionary work of our collective future maps that terrain. … Mr. Campbell writes with assured prose. It is at once inventive, funny, and poetic. There is a brilliant future in his imagined worlds."– Darius James
Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price is $15 or more, you get SIX more books: evolution by Tenea D. Johnson, Silenced - A Cybil Lewis SF Mystery Volume 1 by Nicole Givens Kurtz, AfroSF - Science Fiction by African Writers by Ivor W. Hartmann, Will Do Magic for Small Change by Andrea Hairston, Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell and The City - A Cuberfunk Anthology by Milton Davis!
Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!
Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.
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