Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

Author: Linda D. Addison, Rabih Alameddine, Lisa Allen-Agostini, Lauren Beukes, Joseph Bruchac, Tobias Buckell, Indrapramit Das, Junot Díaz, Minister Faust, Jaymee Goh, Kawika Guillermo, Carlos Hernandez, Ernest Hogan, Thaddeus Howze, Darius James, N.K. Jemisin, Tenea D. Johnson, Victor LaValle, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Carmen Maria Machado, Anil Menon, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Farnoosh Moshiri, Daniel José Older, Chinelo Onwualu, Andaiye Reeves, Eden Robinson, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Sofia Samatar, Charles R. Saunders, Nisi Shawl, Vandana Singh, S.P. Somtow, C. Renee Stephens, Greg Tate, Tade Thompson, Katherena Vermette, George S. Walker, Ran Walker, Ibi Zoboi


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

FEATURING: Junot Diaz, Lauren Beukes, and Victor LaValle

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond sets a bold new course for anthologies by showcasing the work from some of the most talented writers inside and outside speculative fiction. The authors in this anthology have earned such literary honors as the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker, among others. They have garnered numerous accolades and have sold millions of books around the world. Many of their names are likely to be new to you; Mothership is your invitation to get acquainted with them and their writing.


"I was ... struck by Bill Campbell's Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond, which ... is very strong."
–Lavie Tidhar, author of The Violent Century and editor of the Apex Book of World SF anthology series
"I'm looking forward to reading Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond, which I want to plug because it is, in my opinion, on the cutting edge."
–Sarah Hans, editor of the forthcoming anthology, Steampunk World

A truly knockout collection, from big names and new-to-me names, and as diverse as they come. If I had to recommend one book this year, this would be it.

--Francis Knight, author of Last to Rise

"New Story Collection, Mothership, Combines Science Fiction and Civil Right."

Washington City Paper

“... a provocative, entertaining, and vital anthology...”

Publishers Weekly

“This is a great collection.”
- SFRevu

Short Story Spotlight: Junot Díaz and N.K. Jemisin (
Listen to Cheryl Morgan of Ujima Radio (Bristol, UK) interview Mothership contributors Tade Thompson, Tobias Buckell, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz as well as publisher/co-editor Bill Campbell about the Mothership anthology and Afrofuturism.

“Awesome Anthologies of 2013”
- PornoKitsch

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