This episode I am joined by Troy L Wiggins (@troylwiggins) to talk about some of his history with the genre. Troy blogs at afrofantasy.net and is a published author as well as reader. Two recent posts from Troy's blog include - In Defense of Sword and Soul and Heart of the City: Examining Half-Resurrection Blues and the Urban in Urban Fantasy.
Some early genre book titles (and authors): Chronicles of Narnia, David Eddings, The Hobbit, driven from the genre by Lord of the Rings and brought back by Redwall, also Eragon.
Other formative authors and titles: Zora Neale Hurston, Walter Mosley, Hampton Sides - Hellhound on his Trail
SFF Authors / Stories/Anthologies/Books recommended in this podcast -
Kai Ashante Wilson - Devil in America (at tordotcom)
Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History - ed. Rose Fox and Daniel José Older
Imaro - Charles Saunders
Meji Dulogy - Milton J. Davis
Victor LaValle - Lone Women (in Long Hidden) and The Big Machine
Steven Barnes & Trudi Canavan
David Anthony Durham's Acacia - "Directly responsible for deciding to write Fantasy"
The amazing art which inspired me to actually get this project off the ground was created by @etrandem
Music - Jazzy Ashes by The Underscore Orkestra
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