Editors’ Note: July 2021

By Shameelah Khan Light and Space Walking through Naoshima “art” Island, I had been carrying a world of existential weight on my shoulders. Stuck in a never-ending postmodern loop; my anxieties were d…

Afronauts: An Afrocentric past for an Alternative Future

A critical review of Nuotama Frances Bodomo’s 2014 film By Nicola Pilkington “There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.”Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Sower (1993)   I…

TIMBUKTU

a poem by Abdulrahman M. Abu-Yaman tonight, ascends my subconscious mindtravelling to timbuktusoaring like an eagleelevating with the wind up to the skylanding on the dark mystery of the crescentalas!…

Sci-fi Space Series

Poems by Alun Robert Concentric Circles In Space we dive off an earlobe, the boardcontrolled by our cerebellum urgesus into the warmth of Cerebrum Seaazure like the iris toswim in concentric circlesth…

AGI & Wakanda

Poems by Singular Poet Artificial General Intelligence  “These original machines were trapped under the wreckage before the freezing Before the floodings dimmed and died Before all the sea anemones sh…

10 Must-Watch Sci-Fi Films

by Sam Aberdeen Science fiction is one of the most ambitious genres in all of film. Often, the storytellers have to get creative in how they envision their worlds, lore, characters, and inner workings…

Odd Bookers: Science Fiction Novels by Black Female Authors

Review by Kelly Ansara There is always a sense of confusion between science fiction and fantasy. Sci-fi is more space, technology, outer-world-limits which involves more imagination than I can usually…

Odd Bookers: A tree, a bud and a flower

A review by Radiyah Manjoo Jambo reader, We are back at it. Again, I will be reviewing books from a specific African country. This time, if you would’ve guessed from my greeting – Kenya (I know I&#821…

An Odd Journey: Odd Dimension

A Short Story Series by Amir Bagheri Part IV Odd Dimension Reza  After leaving Ramana at the deli, I went to my friend’s restaurant. Emir was a civil engineer who had quit his government job to open h…

All The Stars

a Short Story by Chukwuka Osakwe Kofi stepped out of his house and checked his watch. The two dials spun wildly for a few seconds trying to acclimatise to the new environment. When they stopped, he lo…

The Island

by Ibañez An attempt to recover a lost story. Captain’s Log January 13 About thirty-six hours ago our ship, the underwater explorer Nautilous, malfunctioned while navigating a coral reef about 250 mil…

An Odd Interview with Joya Mooi

by Amir Bagheri South African-Dutch singer-songwriter Joya Mooi has dropped her brand new single, “Remember”, off her forthcoming EP. Joya is known for her enchanting vocals that have seen her win hea…

Mixtape: Odd Dimensions

By Amir Bagheri Inspired by my Odd Journey of Short Stories, this mixtape aims to take you on an out-of-body experience, where consciousness travels beyond one’s imagination.   Link:  https://open.spo…