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Solaris to publish ‘New Suns 2’, a sequel anthology edited by Nisi Shawl

Nisi Shawl

We are thrilled to confirm the acquisition of a new anthology by New Suns editor Nisi Shawl. This sequel anthology, with the working title New Suns 2, is due for release spring 2023.

World English Rights were acquired by David Thomas Moore directly from editor Nisi Shawl.

“I’m so gleefully grateful for this chance to show people more new suns burning brighter in deeper skies! Our first volume won four awards in a year–can we rocket past that, further into the beyond?”

Nisi Shawl on the acquisition

“New Suns was one of the most important projects Solaris has ever published, reflected in its extraordinary haul of awards. I’m delighted to have picked up the sequel, and to be working with the brilliant Nisi Shawl again.”

David Thomas Moore on the acquisition

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, released in 2019, showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights and powerful visions of the familiar made strange. New Suns went on to win multiple major awards in 2020 for best anthology, including the Locus Award and World Fantasy Award. Editor Nisi Shawl also won the 2020 Brave New Words Award for their work on the anthology.

Nisi Shawl is an African American writer and editor best known for the first multiple award-winning New Suns anthology and for their 2016 Nebula finalist novel Everfair. In 2019 they received the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award for distinguished service to the genre. Prior to putting together New Suns, they edited and co-edited WisCon Chronicles 5: Writing and Racial Identity; Bloodchildren: Stories by the Octavia Butler Scholars; Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler; and Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany. Shawl lives in Seattle, where they take frequent walks with their cat.

For press enquiries please contact Hanna Waigh, Fiction — PR & Marketing Manager: hanna.waigh@rebellion.co.uk.

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Brave New Words Award Winner: Nisi Shawl, editor of New Suns

Nisi Shawl

We are delighted to share that Nisi Shawl has won the Brave New Words Award as editor of New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color.

The judges felt that Nisi had brought together an astonishing collection that challenged the readers and opened them up to new perspectives and ideas. This is very much what the Brave New Words Award is about.

https://www.starburstmagazine.com/starburst-brave-new-words-2020-winner-announced
Brave New Words Award 2020 including acceptance speech from Nisi Shawl

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color showcases emerging and seasoned writers of many races telling stories filled with shocking delights, and powerful visions of the familiar made strange. Between this book’s covers burn tales of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and their indefinable overlappings. These are authors aware of our many possible pasts and futures, authors freed of stereotypes and clichés, ready to dazzle you with their daring genius.⁠ 

The anthology includes stories by Kathleen Alcala, Minsoo Kang, Anil Menon, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Alex Jennings, Alberto Yanez, Steven Barnes, Jaymee Goh, Karin Lowachee, E. Lily Yu, Andrea Hairston, Tobias Buckell, Hiromi Goto, Rebecca Roanhorse, Indrapramit Das, Chinelo Onwualu and Darcie Little Badger.

Get a copy of New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color today!