Convergence Problems

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Convergence Problems is the latest collection of short stories by Wolfe Talabi. By definition, convergence is bringing together two or more things to the same point. Talabi merges ideas of new technologies, discoveries, and social structures in this collection of sixteen short stories. Talabi combines his background in engineering and writing when creating his sci-fi and speculative fiction works. Based in Nigeria, all of Talabi’s works in this book are set in or related to Africa, some of which borrow some mythology and traditional spiritual practices.

Stories in this anthology range from pure sci-fi to fantastical. “Blowout” is a hard science fiction tale of the dangers of mining on Mars and one woman’s heroism in rescuing her brother and his crew. “Saturday’s Song” brings social norms and expectations into question while weaving together traditional mythology and storytelling elements. Talabi experiments with alternative forms of short fiction in “Abeokuta 52” and “Comments on your Provisional Patent Application for an Eternal Spirit Core.” All of his tales are great examples of Afrofuturism. Combining new and old ideas, thoughts, and concepts, Talabi has created Convergence Problems.

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Author Wole Talabi
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Astra Publishing House
Publish Date 13-Feb-2024
ISBN 9780756418830 Buy this Book
Issue May 2024
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy