Everfair, Nisi ShawlRead about the other entries on the list.
Sometimes a book gets overlooked because it’s in a genre that many reviewers overlook. While Nisi Shawl’s Everfair has gotten some attention this year, it deserves a great deal more, because here is a steampunk/science-fiction/alternate-history book for feminists set in Africa and written like a dream. Not only is the writing fantastic, it’s done from multiple perspectives. What would the Congo look like if colonizing Belgians had met up with more tech-savvy indigenous inhabitants? An important read.
Writers Read: Nisi Shawl (October 2016).