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Exploring Dark Short Fiction #3: A Primer to Nisi Shawl

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Praised by both literary journals and leading fiction magazines, Nisi Shawl is celebrated as an author whose works are lyrical and philosophical, speculative and far-ranging; “ . . . broad in ambition and deep in accomplishment” (The Seattle Times). Besides nearly three decades of creating fantasy and science fiction, fairy tales, and indigenous stories, Nisi has also been lauded as editor, journalist, and proponent of feminism, African-American fiction, and other pedagogical issues of diversity.

Dark Moon Books and editor Eric J. Guignard bring you this introduction to her work, the third in a series of primers exploring modern masters of literary dark short fiction. Herein is a chance to discover—or learn more of—the vibrant voice of Nisi Shawl, as beautifully illustrated by artist Michelle Prebich.

Included within these pages are:

  • Six short stories, one written exclusively for this book
  • Author interview
  • Complete bibliography
  • Academic commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD (former humanities chair and professor of the year, Seton Hill University)
  • . . . and more!

Enter this doorway to the vast and fantastic: Get to know Nisi Shawl.

   

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Available in paperback
ISBN-13: 978-0-9989383-4-9

and e-book
ISBN-13: 978-0-9989383-5-6

First edition published Dec., 2018

 


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Nisi Shawl

Author, Nisi Shawl

 

Nisi Shawl’s dozens of acclaimed stories have appeared in Analog and Asimov’s Magazines and in anthologies ranging from the groundbreaking Dark Matter series to Salon’s online Trump Project, among many other publications. Her story “Vulcanization” was selected as one of twenty offered in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. Though best known for her short fiction, Shawl wrote the 2016 Nebula finalist and Tiptree Honor novel Everfair, an alternate history in which the Congo overthrows King Leopold II’s genocidal regime. Everfair was hailed by Karen Joy Fowler as “luminous” and “original,” a “wonderful achievement.” Ursula K. Le Guin described Shawl’s 2008 Tiptree Award-winning short story collection Filter House as “superbly written.”

In 2005, Shawl co-wrote Writing the Other: A Practical Approach with Cynthia Ward. This book is now considered the standard text on diverse character representation in the imaginative genres, and it forms the basis of her years of online and in-person classes offered under the same name. She is a founder of the inclusivity-focused Carl Brandon Society and has served on the Clarion West Writers Workshop’s board of directors for nineteen years.

Since the turn of the millennium, Shawl has reviewed books for The Seattle Times, her local daily newspaper. She also occasionally freelances reviews for Ms. Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She contributes monthly columns to The Seattle Review of Books and to Tor.com—the latter column expanding on her seminal 2016 “Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction” essay.

Shawl edits the reviews section of the feminist literary quarterly The Cascadia Subduction Zone. In the past she has edited and co-edited several fiction and nonfiction anthologies such as Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany; and Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler; both finalists for the Locus Award. Currently she’s in the final stages of editing New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, to be published in Fall 2018 by Solaris Books.

She lives in Seattle, near a lake with enticingly strong currents, and takes frequent walks through the neighborhood with her mother June and her cat Minnie, at the pace of an entitled feline.

Her bibliography (through Spring, 2018) is listed here: A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Nisi Shawl

   
 
 
 

Full Contents Include:

Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
Fiction Stories by Nisi Shawl
   •   The Beads of Ku
   •   Otherwise
   •   Just Between Us
   •   At the Huts of Ajala
   •   Street Worm
   •   Conversion Therapy

 

 

About Nisi Shawl (A Biography)
Essay: Why Nisi Shawl Matters
In Conversation with Nisi Shawl
Written On The Water: An Essay by Nisi Shawl
A Bibliography of English Language Fiction for Nisi Shawl
Academic Commentary by Michael Arnzen, PhD
Illustrations by Michelle Prebich

 
     
 
 
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