Christopher Caldwell is a queer Black American living in Glasgow, Scotland. His family hails from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Convent, Louisiana, and each of them is embroiled in at least one blood feud about gumbo recipes. He is @seraph76 on Twitter.
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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