#BookBingoNW2020 - Afrofuturism
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2020 category: Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism explores the intersection of African diaspora culture with technology, featuring futuristic or science fiction themes.
This bold, genre-bending short story collections explores race through unblinking, thought-provoking tales that illuminate surreal exaggerations of reality through prisms and mirrors.
Availability: All copies in useView Friday Black
This graphic novel adaptation of Butler’s classic novel vividly renders Dana’s experiences as a Black woman who travels to the past on a collision course with her ancestors on a plantation in antebellum Maryland.
Format: Downloadable Graphic Novel
Availability: On orderView Kindred
Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
A future South Africa on the cusp of apocalyptic change faces the emergence of a mysterious drug, a sentient AI groundswell, and a dark power on the rise.
Format:View Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
Ewing’s poems range from the speculative to the ruminative in their exploration of Black lives and futures.
Availability: All copies in useView Electric Arches
The Liminal People
Taggert is a healer whose work takes him from Morocco to London, but his powers attract enemies in his wake.
Availability: All copies in useView The Liminal People
Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond
40 authors highlight the rich possibility that Afrofuturism explores with stories by N. K. Jemisin, Victor LaValle, Junot Diaz, and Lauren Beukes.
Availability: All copies in useView Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond
Shuri by Nnedi Okorafor
Africanfuturism author Okorafor delves into the Black Panther canon by centering brilliant scientist Shuri, with drawings by Eisner Award-nominated artist Leonardo Romero.
Format:View Shuri by Nnedi Okorafor
Beasts Made of Night
The author of Riot Baby and War Girls creates a vivid world of Mages and sin-eaters narrated by Taj, a Black teenager.
Availability: All copies in useView Beasts Made of Night
An Unkindness of Ghosts
Aster only knows the Matilda, a generation ship stratified by race and class on its layered decks, but the mystery of her parentage and whispers of revolution signal change.
Availability: All copies in useView An Unkindness of Ghosts
First in the Wormwood trilogy, this noir science fiction novel introduces aliens, shady government agencies, underground societies, and a web of secrets.
Availability: All copies in useView Rosewater