“The Librarian and the Robot” by Shi Heiyao, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld, April 1)
No Edges: Swahili Stories by various authors and translators (Two Lines Press, April 11).
Swahili is the future. The first collection of Swahili fiction in English translation, No Edges introduces eight East African writers from Tanzania and Kenya as they share tales of sorcerers, Nairobi junkyards, cross-country bus rides, and spaceships that blast prisoners into eternity. Here we’re encouraged to explore the chaos of life on a crowded Earth, as well as the otherworldly realms lying just beyond our reach. Through language bursting with rhythm and vivid African futurist visions, these writers summon the boundless future into being.