- This week, start with an essay on The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Trillian, and wanting more from female characters. [The Toast]
- VERY EXCITING NEWS: We may be getting a tv series based on Octavia E. Butler’s Lilith’s Brood. It’s still in the very early stages, but if it’s done right it could be revolutionary. [io9]
- Need some inspiration for when/where to take your time machine for a spin? Autostraddle’s got you covered with a list of ten best places in history to meet lady-loving ladies.
- Recently I realized I knew shockingly little about the science fiction coming out of Africa, and decided to start remedying the situation:
- Nigerian sci fi author Nnedi Okorafor writes on her blog about the newness of African sci fi, the genre’s relationship to Europe, and what we can look forward to in the future.
- The Guardian on the current state of African sci fi, which is worth reading if only for the amazing stories, websites, authors, and publishers it name drops.
- African Business builds on the importance of sci fi and the forward-thinkingness that is intrinsic to the genre, and the ways a particularly African outlook will contribute to it.
- “African sci fi≠ western sci fi.” [Okay Africa]
- And in terms of African American science fiction writers, NPR Code Switch details the strides made by the community in the past few decades.
Top image: Cover of Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor (art by Jillian Tamaki).