Wole Talabi

WOLE TALABI is an engineer, writer, and editor from Nigeria. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Clarkesworld and several other places. His fiction has been a finalist for the Nebula Award, the Caine Prize, the Locus Award, and the Nommo Award which he won in 2018 and 2020. His stories have also been translated into seven languages. He has edited four anthologies including Africanfuturism (2020) which was nominated for the Locus Award in 2021 and Lights Out: Resurrection (2016). His first collection of stories Incomplete Solutions (2019) is published by Luna Press. His debut fantasy novel Shigidi And The Brass Head Of Obalufon (DAW books, August 2023) is now available for pre-order. He is also the editor of Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology (Android Press, November 2023). He likes scuba diving, elegant equations, and oddly shaped things. He currently lives and works in Malaysia.

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Publishing Short Stories and Collections

May 20, 2022 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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It starts with one story, but want to revisit the world, or you aren’t finished exploring this them. Once you’ve built a collection, how do you approach publication when most short stories are accepted one at a time? This panel talks about the business of traditionally publishing short story collections, from writers who have done so.

Sauúti: An Afro-centric universe

May 12, 2023 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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The Sauútiverse is an African collective initiative, drawing from the Swahili word ‘sauti’ that means ‘voice’ to create a five-planet system orbiting a binary star. A world rooted deeply in a variety of African mythology, language, and culture. Sauúti weaves in an intricate magic system based on sound, oral traditions and music.

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