Darby Harn's fiction has previously appeared in Fantasy Magazine, Shimmer, and other venues. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2001 and studied in the Irish Writing Program at Trinity College, in Dublin. He is active online as a member of Absolute Write and can be found on Twitter @Darbyharn.
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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