Short stories by P. Djèlí Clark

Phenderson Djéli Clark is the award winning and Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy nominated author of the novellas The Black God’s Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His stories have appeared in online venues such as, Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Apex, Lightspeed, Fireside Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in print anthologies including, Griots,Hidden Youth and Clockwork Cairo. He is a founding member of FIYAH Literary Magazineand an infrequent reviewer at Strange Horizons. Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, Texas, he spent the early formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago. When not writing speculative fiction, P. Djèlí Clark works as an academic historian whose research spans comparative slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic World. He melds this interest in history and the social world with speculative fiction, and has written articles on issues ranging from racism and H.P. Lovecraft to critiques of George Schuyler’s Black Empire, and has been a panelist and lecturer at conventions, workshops and other genre events. At current time, he resides in a small Edwardian castle in New England with his wife, infant daughters, and pet dragon (who suspiciously resembles a Boston Terrier). When so inclined he rambles on issues of speculative fiction, politics, and diversity at his aptly named blog The Disgruntled Haradrim.

Listing 5 stories.

While investigating the mysterious suicide of a djinn, a young female special investigator with the Egyptian Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities ends up in an intense battle to stop a plan to destroy humanity.

An African American man from the twentieth century goes back in time to prevent his town from being destroyed by a mob of violent whites.

A Black writer in the 1930s sets out for Durham working on a project about the folklore of ex-slaves. During his work, he comes across the Night Doctors who will take everything he has for him to go free.

A fanciful reimagining of the nine enslaved people who provided each of the teeth in George Washington's set of dentures: an immigrant, a conjurer, a slave trader, a cook, a mystical being, an aspiring soldier, a runaway, a blacksmith, and a dream.

A young orphaned girl seeks to escape her tribal world and the expectations of her aunts by locating the forbidden magic within her.