Afrocyberpunk: the future and science fiction in Africa


7 Responses to “Afrocyberpunk: the future and science fiction in Africa”

  1. Shibi_SF says:

    Science fiction + (South) Africans always brings District 9 to mind.  Such a good movie, great concept and an excellent movie website.  

    • Ladyfingers says:

       It’s interesting. I grew up there and was a sci-fi fan, and there was absolutely a cultural bias against sci-fi there. No sci-fi was ever really published there, and although I wrote it for my essays at school, it was frowned upon. When District 9 came out and outgrossed pretty much every preachy bit of  SA cultural output until that point, it was a rather nice  little vindication for years of “stop writing stories about spacemen.”

  2. rocketpjs says:

    Agreed, I think District 9 was the best sf movie of the past decade. 

  3. BlackPanda says:

    Pashazade by John Courtenay Grimwood is worth a read. Cyberpunk detective tale set in “Future Egypt”. I’m very interested in the concept and would like to hear more. (1/4 Zimbabwean here :P)

  4. Andrea says:

    I like what this implies about the ability for sci-fi to inspire people. Seeing what might be possible can really fire the imagination for finding ways to get there, which is fundamental when it comes to fostering wealth and peace.

  5. ZA_SF says:

    Ian McDonald, Paolo Bacigalupi, John Courtenay Grimwood – love their work, but I’m very eager to hear the developing world speak for itself and it’s own visions of our shared future. 

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