Nisi Shawl


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Nisi Shawl is a founder of the diversity-in-speculative-fiction nonprofit the Carl Brandon Society and serves on the Board of Directors of the Clarion West Writers’ Workshop. Her story collection Filter House was a winner of the 2009 Tiptree/Otherwise Award, and her debut novel, Everfair, was a 2016 Nebula finalist. Shawl edited Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia E. Butler Scholars (2013). She coedited Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler (2013).

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Everfair

3.23 avg rating — 2,129 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
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More than Nothing

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Talk Like a Man

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The Mighty Phin

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“I've found something out about myself. I can't bow to another man.”
Nisi Shawl, Everfair

“The steampunk genre often works as a form of alternate history, showing us how small changes to what actually happened might have resulted in momentous differences: clockwork Victorian-era computers, commercial transcontinental dirigible lines, and a host of other wonders. This is that kind of book.”
Nisi Shawl, Everfair

“She had learned from experience that scared men were dangerous”
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