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So Long Been Dreaming

(2004)
Postcolonial Visions of the Future
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 


So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction &amp Fantasy is an anthology of original new stories by leading African, Asian, South Asian and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of color.

Stories of imagined futures abound in Western writing. Writer and editor Nalo Hopkinson notes that the science fiction/fantasy genre "speaks so much about the experience of being alienated but contains so little writing by alienated people themselves." It's an oversight that Hopkinson and Mehan aim to correct with this anthology.

The book depicts imagined futures from the perspectives of writers associated with what might loosely be termed the "third world." It includes stories that are bold, imaginative, edgy; stories that are centered in the worlds of the "developing" nations; stories that dare to dream what we might develop into.

The wealth of postcolonial literature has included many who have written insightfully about their pasts and presents. With So Long Been Dreaming they creatively address their futures.

Contributors include: Opal Palmer Adisa, Tobias Buckell, Wayde Compton, Hiromi Goto, Andrea Hairston, Tamai Kobayashi, Karin Lowachee, devorah major, Carole McDonnell, Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Eden Robinson, Nisi Shawl, Vandana Singh, Sheree Renee Thomas and Greg Van Eekhout.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author(s): Nalo Hopkinson
ISBN: 1-4587-7617-4 / 978-1-4587-7617-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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May 2004 : Canada Paperback
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Title: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author(s): Uppinder Mehan
ISBN: 1-55152-158-X / 978-1-55152-158-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2004 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author(s): Nalo Hopkinson, Uppinder Mehan
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU