Short stories by Tochi Onyebuchi.
Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of Beasts Made of Night, its sequel Crown of Thunder, War Girls, and his adult fiction. debut Riot Baby, published by Tor.com in January 2020. He has graduated from Yale University, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia Law School, and L’institut d’études politiques with a Masters degree in Global Business Law. His short fiction has appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Omenana, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America, and elsewhere. His non-fiction has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nowhere Magazine, Tor.com and the Harvard Journal of African-American Public Policy. He is the winner of the Ilube Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel by an African and has appeared in Locus Magazine's Recommended Reading list. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Connecticut, Tochi is a consummate New Englander, preferring the way the tree leaves turn the color of fire on I-84 to mosquitoes and being able to boil eggs on pavement. He has worked in criminal justice, the tech industry, and immigration law, and prays every day for a new album from System of a Down.
Listing 4 stories.
A well-intentioned, if naive, British cleric is eager to educate a West African village about the benevolent power of God. But as slavers encroach, he begins to question his purpose as well as his humanity.
Reparations are being paid through a scientific algorithm and the police have been abolished in favor of a new system. However, the project begins to break down when non-marginalized groups find ways to abuse the marginalized.
When a guitar wielding teenage girl moves into the house next door, a boy suddenly finds his world of stellar debate performance and strict Nigerian parentage at odds with his newfound love of heavy metal.
Infused with Igbo mythology, a gravedigger's quest to break free from his planet's celestial titans brings him closer to remembering his past and reuniting with his child.