Richard Oduor Oduku joins other writers on the long list for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards for his story eNGAGEMENT that featured in Jalada Afrofutures. He has been nominated in the short story category.
So what at these awards? The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on a vote of BSFA members and – in recent years – members of the British national science fiction convention Eastercon. They are fan awards that not only seek to honour the most worthy examples in each category, but to promote the genre of science fiction, and get people reading, talking about and enjoying all that contemporary science fiction has to offer.
Other Africans on that list include Sarah Lotz who was nominated in the nominated in the novel for her book Day Four. On that list are also Nnedi Okorafor’s novella Binti, A Short History of Migration in Five Fragments of You by Wole Talabi and Sofia Samatar’s story “A Brief History in Nonduality Studies”, also published in Jalada 02: Afrofuture(s).
Is I chuffed? I think that the quick answer to that is yes.