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Nisi Shawl

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Nisi Shawl is an African-American writer, editor, and journalist. She is best known as an author of science fiction and fantasy short stories who writes and teaches about how fantastic fiction might.

Genres: Science Fiction
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
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)
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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