The ASFS is the organization of African writers, artists, editors, and publishers in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related genres.


Nommo Reader Request Form

Members, read the Nommo Awards Nominated Works.

Submit your request here.



Tom Ilube given top UK honour

Mr Tom Ilube, the benefactor who funds the Nommo Awards, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.  Well deserved Sir, and thank you. 

Deji Bryce Olukotun's After the Flare shortlisted for John W Campbell Award.

The Campbell is one of the most prestigious of the US-based science fiction awards. Other nominees include Kim Stanley Robison, Kameron Hurley, John Kessel and Paul McAuley. Olukotun is the only African on the shortlist.  After the Flare is also nominated for the Ilube Nommo Award.

Database of all published African SFF update

The database curated by Wole Talabi keeping a record of all published African speculative fiction was updated on 19 May 2018, adding for example, the contents of the most recent issue of Omenana and some surprising publications in Western magazines. Just look at the top bar menu, under RESOURCES, first item.

Wole Talabi nominated for the Caine Prize
Wole Talabi, compiler of our database of published African Speculative Fiction, and twice nominated for the Nommo, is on the shortlist for the Caine Prize for 2018 for 'Wednesday's Story' first published in Lightspeed.  Previously Lesley N Arimah, Chikodili Emelumadu, Abdul Adnan have been shortlisted, and in 2008 Henrietta Rose-Innes won for the science fiction story 'Poison'. Well done Caine Prize, well done Mr Talabi.

2018 FINAL VOTING

The ASFS membership enters the final phase of the voting for the Nommo Awards for African speculative fiction and fantasy. The Nommo Awards are nominated and voted for by members of the African Speculative Fiction Society. The Nommos honour SFF novels, novellas, short stories and comics by Africans. Members only are given access to read the nominated works.  Only if you are a member, please link to Reader Request form here

NOMMO AWARD SHORT LIST ANNOUNCED

NOMMO Nomination Results for 2018

Below are the Long List Nominees in each of the 4 categories for the 2018 Nommo Awards:
Members of the African Speculative Fiction Society nominate for the short list.  They can nominate up to five works each.
  
The long list of nominated works is alphabetical order by title.  All are speculative fiction, were published in calendar year 2017, and are thought to be by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines.  

The nominees will be asked to confirm their eligibility and eligibility of their works in writing.  Nominees will also be asked to make complete texts or excerpts available to ASFS Members only for purposes of informed voting. 

PLEASE NOTE: The long lists consist of all titles in their respective categories that were nominated by members of the ASFS.  Some of these works were nominated once, some just missed the shortlist.  The ASFS lists them in full to draw attention to all the works members felt worthy of consideration.

NOVEL NOMINEES

OUR MEMORY LIKE DUST
Gavin Chait
THE REAL
Masha du Toit
FEVER
Deon Meyer
AKATA WARRIOR
Nnedi Okorafor
AFTER THE FLARE
Deji Olokotun
BEASTS MADE OF NIGHT
Tochi Onyebuchi


NOVELLA NOMINEES

BINTI: HOME
Nnedi Okorafor
FALLOW
Sofia Samatar
THE MURDERS OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE
Tade Thompson

SHORT STORY NOMINEES

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SEA
Nerine Dorman
A DOOR AJAR
Sibongile Fisher
READ BEFORE USE
Chinelo Onwualu
SNAKE STORY
Henrietta Rose-Innes
THE REGRESSION TEST
Wole Talabi

GRAPHIC NOVEL SHORT LIST NOMINEES



ERU
Writers and artists Tobe Ezeogu, Ozo Ezeogu



GUARDIAN PRIME GENESIS
Written by Wale Awelenje
Art Jide Martin


HERO KAKERE
Writer and artist”Tobe Ezeogu, Artist Kelechi Issac,


IRETI BIDEMI 
Michael Balogun and Adeleye Yusuf



LAKE OF TEARS
Writer Kwabena Ofei
Artiist Setor Fiadzigbey



QUEST & THE SIGN OF THE SHINING BEAST
Writer Robert S Malan
Artist John Cockshaw




Full information on 'News' Page.



Toby Bennett added to "Reading Aloud"
In honour of World Read Aloud Day we launched our Reading Aloud page with Unathi Magubeni reading his novella Nwelezelange the Star Child.  Now we have readings by Chinelo Onwualu and Toby Bennett.  Listen here...

UNSUNG STORIES OPENS SUBMISSION WINDOW
"Speculative fiction. That means anything not mundane: fantasy; science fiction; horror; weird fiction; magical realism; etc. Complete novels of 40K + words to be considered for print publication." Read More...




 As a valuable resource to both readers and writers of SFF, the ASFS maintains a list of speculative fiction by African writers here. You can help fill gaps in this list by completing the form provided here.



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