Unlimited Futures: Speculative, Visionary Blak+Black Fiction
Rafeif IsmailEllen van Neerven
Afeif IsmailAïsha TrambasAlison WhittakerAmbelin KwaymullinaChemutai GlasheenClaire G. ColemanFlora CholGenevieve GrievesJasmin McGaugheyJasper WyldLaniyukLisa FullerMaree McCarthy YoeluMeleika Gesa-FatafehiMerryana SalemMykaela SaundersSisonke MsimangTuesday AtzingerYirga Gelaw WoldeyesZena CumpstonSterling James Minniecon
Unlimited Futures is an anthology of speculative, visionary fiction from 21 emerging and established First Nations writers and Black writers, reflecting visionary pasts, hopeful futures and the invisible ties between First Nations people and Black people.
With works by Tuesday Atzinger, Flora A Chol, Claire G. Coleman, Zena Cumpston, Lisa Fuller, Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi, Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, Chemutai Glasheen, Genevieve Grieves, Afeif Ismail, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Laniyuk, Maree McCarthy Yoelu, Jasmin McGaughey, Sisonke Msimang, Merryana Salem, Mykaela Saunders, Aïsha Trambas, Alison Whittaker and Jasper Wyld, this is an anthology of the tales they wish had existed when they were growing up in Australia.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘ … poetic and powerful.’ Books+Publishing
‘Unlimited Futures is bold and unapologetic, weaving the past, present and future together to create something worthy and exciting. It is the perfect showcase of the power of speculative fiction.’ AU Review
‘… innovative, radical and highly imaginative … this is a ground-breaking collection.’ Readings
‘The future builds on the past and in these stories the colonialist past often looms large, infused with trauma, raw with anger, sentimental with sadness, but underlain with the spirituality of Country and the love of humanity that looks to the future with hope and optimism.’ Magpies
‘It is essential reading for everyone …’ Odd Feather
‘… a remarkable collection of futuristic short stories set in another time or space, often dystopian, but which draws strongly on a share respect for Country, the land, water and air of their ancestral spirits.’ ReadPlus
‘Stylistically and thematically as varied as the authors’ diversity, the collection bridges the past and the future with an intriguing mix of unusual, and sometimes arresting, approaches …’ EduTATE
‘As a reader, you are jolted into new technological realities, changed historical timelines and alternate worlds as a means of seeing and questioning our own.’ Kill Your Darlings
‘This book is urgent. It’s filled to the gills with powerful voices. Whatever conversations you are having, they will be improved by visiting these works.’ Lightspeed Magazine