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

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
The Freedom Maze (2001)
Delia Sherman
"The Freedom Maze is deep, meaningful fun."
Tropic of Kansas (2017)
Christopher Brown
"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."
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (2019)
(Fatma el-Sha’arawi, book 2)
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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