Shiv Ramdas is an Indian writer of postcolonial speculative fiction—from science fiction and fantasy to horror and everything in between. His work has previously appeared in Fireside and Giganotosaurus Magazine. He currently lives in Seattle, USA, with his spouse and three cats. You can find him tweeting at @nameshiv.
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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