Africa Gets Speculative

While the world’s attention has been on Kansas City, exciting things have been happening in Africa. Yesterday saw the official launch of the African Speculative Fiction Society. They already have their own awards, the Nommos (named after characters from Dogon cosmology). I hope that in due course there will be equivalent of Eurocon bringing science fiction and fantasy goodness to countries all around the continent.

Tade Thompson, who is the UK regional officer for ASFS, is due to be on my radio show later this year when his latest novel is out. I’ll be asking him about the new society then.