Near-future SF in a world without water. From dystopia to hope. Worth checking out.
First part in an imagistically inspiring invasion tale. It leaves questions open such as why, but it is the first in a series, which would presumably be answered later. Meanwhile, enjoy the unusually mythic invaders.
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Storytelling through a Speculative Lens:
Steven Barnes, Adrienne Maree Brown, Tananarive Due, John Jennings, Sheree Renee Thomas discuss African-American SF with an eye toward writing it. I may have posted this one before.