Reviewer Silk Jazmyne gives us her top 5 of this year!
- Black From The Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Fiction (ed. Stephanie Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle) – This collection of short stories has literally everything. Vampires, space operas, djinn and much more with black characters on the page with the voice of the diaspora.
- Bedfellow (Jeremy Shipp) – An enjoyably terrifying novel that challenges the very perception of reality. It’s an exploration of the private worlds people hold as they navigate the human experience.
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015 (P. Djèlí Clark) – Set in an alternate Cairo in 1912, the main plot of this novella is fun and witty as Clark touches on tougher issues such as women’s equality and spiritual expression.
- The Black God’s Drums (P. Djèlí Clark) – Set in an alternate New Orleans, the Union and Confederacy still exist in contention as Jacqueline and Captain Anne Marie Augustine set out to retrieve a dangerous weapon called The Black God’s Drums.
- Out Of The Blue (Sophie Cameron) – In this debut novel, the author explores how the world continues after tragedy. The novel is written in first person from the point of view of protagonist Jaya, a teenaged Sri Lankan girl from Scotland.