By Nalo Hopkinson
Infused with feminist, Afro-Caribbean perspectives of the technology fiction and fable genres, this number of offbeat and hugely unique works takes goal at race and racism in literature. In “Report from Planet Midnight,” on the foreign organization of the wonderful within the Arts, an alien addresses the gang, comparing Earth's "strange" customs, together with the marginalization of works by means of nonwhite and feminine writers. “Message in a Bottle” indicates Greg, an American Indian artist, befriending an odd four-year-old who turns out clever past her years. whereas getting ready an exhibition, he discovers that the younger lady is a vacationer from the long run despatched to get better paintings from the far away past—which apparently includes his personal paintings. Concluding the booklet with sequence editor Terry Bisson’s Outspoken Interview, Nalo Hopkinson stocks laughs, loves, and top-secret Caribbean spells.