Brigid Nemeton is a writer of science fiction and fantasy, an amateur visual artist and poet, and an aspiring full-stack web developer. Her interests include insects, sailing, shanties and work songs, reptiles and amphibians, tabletop role-playing games and the development thereof, and the occult. You can find her at email@example.com, or on Twitter @glamstructed.
I wanted to ask francophone African speculative authors how they feel, how non-Black francophone African authors relate to the controversy, but also how they position themselves either as Afrofuturists or Africanfuturists, or as neither.
In conclusion, I argue that SF fanzines in China mostly played a transitional role. That is, when no professional platforms were available to publish articles and stories, fanzines stepped in. Though most of those fanzines did not last very long, they played the important role of compiling and delivering information. The key reason why I identify those magazines as fanzines is because all the contributors joined out of their interest in SF and worked for free.
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