June 25th, 2010

Imaro by Charles Saunders

In episode 21 of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy we interviewed Nnedi Okorafor, and then John and I talked a bit about fantasy & science fiction that involves Africa. In the comments, Marc Rikmenspoel asked, "Is there any discussion of Charles R. Saunders and his Imaro and Dossouye stories? These are set in a mythical Africa, with influence from sub-Saharan African legends and lore." I wasn't familiar with Saunders' writing, but as soon as I heard about it, I thought, "Wait, it's a Robert E. Howard-style sword & sorcery adventure set in Africa? Wow, I have got to read that." I've only read the first few chapters, but so far I am really, really enjoying it. Check it out.

Imaro by Charles Saunders