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Nisi Shawl


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Nisi Shawl is an African-American writer of science fiction and fantasy short stories and a journalist. They are the co-author (with Cynthia Ward) of Writing the Other: Bridging Cultural Differences for Successful Fiction. Their short stories have appeared in Asimov's SF Magazine, Strange Horizons, and numerous other magazines and anthologies.

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Novels
   Everfair (2016)
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Collections
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   Writing the Other (2005) (with Cynthia Ward)
   The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.5 (2014)
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Anthologies containing stories by Nisi Shawl
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Short stories
The Rainses' (1995)


Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (2008) : Filter House
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2017) : Everfair
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : Everfair


Nisi Shawl recommends
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The Freedom Maze (2001)
Delia Sherman
"The Freedom Maze is deep, meaningful fun."
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Tropic of Kansas (2017)
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"This stunning novel of a time all too easily imaginable as our own highlights a few of the keen-voiced, brave-souled women and men who balance like subversive acrobats on society’s whirling edges... Read it to burn with the joy of realistic hope."
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The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (2019)
P Djèlí Clark
"Fast-acting and fabulous, Clark's sequel to "A Dead Djinn in Cairo" adds fierce suffragists and squirming smugglers to his alternate Egypt, a place richly infused with alchemical steampunkery. Newly introduced Inspector Hamed and his rookie partner are sharply-focused moving pictures of persistence, doing their utmost to face down a terrifying spectral incursion. With all-encompassing craft, Clark shares the story of an investigation in which his heroes' efforts and Cairo's cosmopolitan nature work in sync to save the day."

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