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The Resource Walking the clouds : an anthology of indigenous science fiction, edited by Grace L. Dillon

Walking the clouds : an anthology of indigenous science fiction, edited by Grace L. Dillon

Label
Walking the clouds : an anthology of indigenous science fiction
Title
Walking the clouds
Title remainder
an anthology of indigenous science fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Grace L. Dillon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this first-ever anthology of Indigenous science fiction, Grace Dillon collects some examples of the craft, with contributions by Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal Australian, and New Zealand Maori authors." -- publisher's information
  • "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." -- back cover
  • "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." -- publisher's information
  • "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." -- publisher's information
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.087620806
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.S3
LC item number
W34955 2012
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dillon, Grace L
Series statement
Sun tracks : an American Indian literary series
Series volume
v. 69
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  • Science fiction, American
  • Indians of North America
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Science fiction, New Zealand
  • Science fiction, Australian
  • Science fiction, Canadian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • New Zealand fiction
  • Maori fiction
  • Australian fiction
  • Canadian fiction
Target audience
general
Label
Walking the clouds : an anthology of indigenous science fiction, edited by Grace L. Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247)
Contents
Imagining indigenous futurisms -- The native slipstream. Custer on the slipstream / Gerald Vizenor -- Aunt Parnetta's electric blisters / Diane Glancy -- from The fast red road : a plainsong / Stephen Graham Jones -- from Flight / Sherman Alexie -- Contact. from Refugees / Celu Amberstone -- from The black ship / Gerry William -- Men on the moon / Simon Ortiz -- Indigenous science and sustainability. from Midnight robber / Nalo Hopkinson -- from Darkness in St. Louis : bearheart / Gerald Vizenor -- from Mindscape / Andrea Hairston -- from Land of the golden clouds / Archie Weller -- Native apocalypse. Distances / Sherman Alexie -- When this world is all on fire / William Sanders -- from The moons of palmares / Zainab Amadahy -- from Red spider, white web / Misha -- Biskaabiiyang, "returning to ourselves." Terminal Avenue / Eden Robinson -- from Almanac of the dead / Leslie Marmon Silko -- from The bird is gone : a monograph manifesto / Stephen Graham Jones -- from Star waka / Robert Sullivan (Ngā Pushi)
Control code
ocn750401406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780816529827
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011033427
System control number
(OCoLC)750401406
Label
Walking the clouds : an anthology of indigenous science fiction, edited by Grace L. Dillon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247)
Contents
Imagining indigenous futurisms -- The native slipstream. Custer on the slipstream / Gerald Vizenor -- Aunt Parnetta's electric blisters / Diane Glancy -- from The fast red road : a plainsong / Stephen Graham Jones -- from Flight / Sherman Alexie -- Contact. from Refugees / Celu Amberstone -- from The black ship / Gerry William -- Men on the moon / Simon Ortiz -- Indigenous science and sustainability. from Midnight robber / Nalo Hopkinson -- from Darkness in St. Louis : bearheart / Gerald Vizenor -- from Mindscape / Andrea Hairston -- from Land of the golden clouds / Archie Weller -- Native apocalypse. Distances / Sherman Alexie -- When this world is all on fire / William Sanders -- from The moons of palmares / Zainab Amadahy -- from Red spider, white web / Misha -- Biskaabiiyang, "returning to ourselves." Terminal Avenue / Eden Robinson -- from Almanac of the dead / Leslie Marmon Silko -- from The bird is gone : a monograph manifesto / Stephen Graham Jones -- from Star waka / Robert Sullivan (Ngā Pushi)
Control code
ocn750401406
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780816529827
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011033427
System control number
(OCoLC)750401406

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