Convergence Problems (Hardcover)

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From the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and Nommo award nominated author of Shigidi and The Brass Head Of Obalufon comes a stunning new collection of stories that investigate the rapidly changing role of technology and belief in our lives as we search for meaning, for knowledge, for justice; constantly converging on our future selves.

In “An Arc of Electric Skin,” a roadside mechanic seeking justice volunteers to undergo a procedure that will increase the electrical conductivity of his skin by orders of magnitude. In “Blowout,” a woman races against time and a previously undocumented geological phenomenon to save her brother on the surface of Mars. In “Ganger,” a young woman trapped in a city run by machines must transfer her consciousness into an artificial body and find a way to give her life
purpose. In “Debut,” Nairobi-based technical support engineer tries to understand what is happening when an AI art system begins malfunctioning in ways that could change the world.

The sixteen stories of Convergence Problems, which include work published for the first time in this collection, rare stories, and recently acclaimed work, showcase Talabi at his creative best: playful and profound, exciting and experimental, always interesting.
Wole Talabi is an engineer, writer, and editor from Nigeria. His stories have appeared in Asimov’s, F&SF, Lightspeed, and several other publications. He has edited three anthologies: Africanfuturism, which was nominated for the Locus Award in 2021, Lights Out: Resurrection, and These Words Expose Us. His fiction has been a finalist for multiple awards including the Nebula Award, the prestigious Caine Prize, the Locus Award, the Jim Baen Memorial Award, and the Nommo Award, which he won in 2018 and 2020. His collection Incomplete Solutions is published by Luna Press.
Product Details ISBN: 9780756418830
ISBN-10: 0756418836
Publisher: DAW
Publication Date: February 13th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English
Praise for the work of Wole Talabi

"A heist caper with sex, violence, and superpowers popping off every technicolor page. Readers are in for a rollicking thrill ride." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Wole Talabi has made a name for himself recently as a master of shorter works of fiction." —SciFi Mind

"Wole Talabi mixes literary skill with speculative SF abilities to make him one of the spearheads of the African revolution in speculative writing." —Geoff Ryman, Nebula Award-Winning author of The Child Garden and Air

"Wole Talabi is a brilliant short fiction writer." —Alex Jennings, author of The Ballad of Perilous Graves

"These are amazing narratives which show assiduous reflection on science, emotion, mysticism, and philosophy...each story is prose that gently tickles the forebrain. Recommended." —Tade Thompson, author of Rosewater

"A high octane thriller that is simply unputdownable. This remarkable debut rocked my world." —T. L. Huchu, author of The Library of the Dead

"Fast and sharp as talons." —Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters