Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction Grace L. Dillon

Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction

Author: Grace L. Dillon
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Book Title
Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction
Author
Grace L. Dillon
ISBN
9780816529827
In this first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction Grace Dillon collects some of the finest examples of the craft with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors. The collection includes seminal authors such as Gerald Vizenor, historically important contributions often categorized as magical realism by authors like Leslie Marmon Silko and Sherman Alexie, and authors more recognizable to science fiction fans like William Sanders and Stephen Graham Jones. Dillon's engaging introduction situates the pieces in the larger context of science fiction and its conventions. Organized by sub-genre, the book starts with Native slipstream, stories infused with time travel, alternate realities and alternative history like Vizenor's Custer on the Slipstream. Next up are stories about contact with other beings featuring, among others, an excerpt from Gerry William's The Black Ship. Dillon includes stories that highlight Indigenous science like a piece from Archie Weller's Land of the Golden Clouds, asserting that one of the roles of Native science fiction is to disentangle that science from notions of primitive knowledge and myth. The fourth section calls out stories of apocalypse like William Sanders' When This World Is All on Fire and a piece from Zainab Amadahy's The Moons of Palmares. The anthology closes with examples of biskaabiiyang, or returning to ourselves, bringing together stories like Eden Robinson's Terminal Avenue and a piece from Robert Sullivan's Star Waka. An essential book for readers and students of both Native literature and science fiction, Walking the Clouds is an invaluable collection. It brings together not only great examples of Native science fiction from an internationally-known cast of authors, but Dillon's insightful scholarship sheds new light on the traditions of imagining an Indigenous future. Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Grace L. DillonPublisher: University of Arizona PressPublished: 03/01/2012ISBN: 9780816529827Pages: 260Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 8.80h x 5.90w x 0.60dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/06/2012 pg. 45Booklist 03/01/2012 pg. 53Foreword 05/31/2012

In this first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction Grace Dillon collects some of the finest examples of the craft with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors. The collection includes seminal authors such as Gerald Vizenor, historically important contributions often categorized as magical realism by authors like Leslie Marmon Silko and Sherman Alexie, and authors more recognizable to science fiction fans like William Sanders and Stephen Graham Jones. Dillon's engaging introduction situates the pieces in the larger context of science fiction and its conventions.

Organized by sub-genre, the book starts with Native slipstream, stories infused with time travel, alternate realities and alternative history like Vizenor's Custer on the Slipstream. Next up are stories about contact with other beings featuring, among others, an excerpt from Gerry William's The Black Ship. Dillon includes stories that highlight Indigenous science like a piece from Archie Weller's Land of the Golden Clouds, asserting that one of the roles of Native science fiction is to disentangle that science from notions of primitive knowledge and myth. The fourth section calls out stories of apocalypse like William Sanders' When This World Is All on Fire and a piece from Zainab Amadahy's The Moons of Palmares. The anthology closes with examples of biskaabiiyang, or returning to ourselves, bringing together stories like Eden Robinson's Terminal Avenue and a piece from Robert Sullivan's Star Waka.

An essential book for readers and students of both Native literature and science fiction, Walking the Clouds is an invaluable collection. It brings together not only great examples of Native science fiction from an internationally-known cast of authors, but Dillon's insightful scholarship sheds new light on the traditions of imagining an Indigenous future.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Grace L. Dillon
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published: 03/01/2012
ISBN: 9780816529827
Pages: 260
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.90w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/06/2012 pg. 45
Booklist 03/01/2012 pg. 53
Foreword 05/31/2012

In this first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction Grace Dillon collects some of the finest examples of the craft with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors. The collection includes seminal authors such as Gerald Vizenor, historically important contributions often categorized as magical realism by authors like Leslie Marmon Silko and Sherman Alexie, and authors more recognizable to science fiction fans like William Sanders and Stephen Graham Jones. Dillon's engaging introduction situates the pieces in the larger context of science fiction and its conventions.

Organized by sub-genre, the book starts with Native slipstream, stories infused with time travel, alternate realities and alternative history like Vizenor's Custer on the Slipstream. Next up are stories about contact with other beings featuring, among others, an excerpt from Gerry William's The Black Ship. Dillon includes stories that highlight Indigenous science like a piece from Archie Weller's Land of the Golden Clouds, asserting that one of the roles of Native science fiction is to disentangle that science from notions of primitive knowledge and myth. The fourth section calls out stories of apocalypse like William Sanders' When This World Is All on Fire and a piece from Zainab Amadahy's The Moons of Palmares. The anthology closes with examples of biskaabiiyang, or returning to ourselves, bringing together stories like Eden Robinson's Terminal Avenue and a piece from Robert Sullivan's Star Waka.

An essential book for readers and students of both Native literature and science fiction, Walking the Clouds is an invaluable collection. It brings together not only great examples of Native science fiction from an internationally-known cast of authors, but Dillon's insightful scholarship sheds new light on the traditions of imagining an Indigenous future.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Grace L. Dillon
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Published: 03/01/2012
ISBN: 9780816529827
Pages: 260
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.90w x 0.60d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/06/2012 pg. 45
Booklist 03/01/2012 pg. 53
Foreword 05/31/2012