Haiku Review: Civilizations by Laurent Binet

Under Review Laurent Binet. Civilizations. Translated by Sam Taylor. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. Genre tags: alternate history, colonization, Inca empire, early modern Europe Atahualpa charts an alternate history; Inca take the West. French writer Laurent Binet’s newest novel, Civilizations, is the rare attempt to write alternate history as it happens, meticulously, day by day. … Continue reading Haiku Review: Civilizations by Laurent Binet

Everfair: Afrofuturist Alternate History

This paper was originally presented at the Worlding SF conference in Graz, Austria in December 2018. It was published in the symposium for that conference published in SFRA Review, vol. 327, Winter 2019, pp. 48-51. The printed version, published under my copyright, can be found here. Afrofuturism’s Specter: Alternate History, Racial Capitalism, and Nisi Shawl’s … Continue reading Everfair: Afrofuturist Alternate History