The Sauútiverse is the first in an exciting new Shared World series of science fiction and fantasy by African writers. The anthology is set in Sauúti—an Africa-inspired science-fantasy secondary world created by Africans. This world is like Black Panther meets Wild Cards and Dune.
The name Sauúti is taken from the Swahili word for “voice”. Sauúti, a five-planet system orbiting a binary star, is rooted deeply in a variety of African mythology, language, and culture. Check out the table of contents here.
The project, in its earlier iteration, is a collaboration between Nigerian sci-fi writer Wole Talabi, Haitian-American sci-fi writer Fabrice Guerrier, and Brittle Paper. The anthology contains: 120,000 words, 14 short stories and novellas, and dozens of works of art.
The contributing authors and artists include Nebula Award finalist Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, World Fantasy Award nominee Eugen Bacon, NYT bestselling author Tobias S. Buckell, Caine Prize nominee T.L. Huchu, art by Stephen Embleton and Akintoba Kalejaye, and more.
The pledge levels for the campaign range from $5 to $15,000. With each pledge level, you can win an eBook copy, paperback copy, cover art digital wallpaper, limited edition cover art, Zoom call with members of the Sauuti Collective, signed books bundle, signed art bundle, and more!
Donate to Mothersound: The Sauutiverse Anthology here.