The Sauútiverse is the first anthology of short stories and novellas set in a fictional civilization based on a blend of African cultural worldviews. Edited by Wole Talabi with contributions from around the continent, Sauúti is filled with wonder, mystery, and magic. The name Sauúti is taken from the word “Sauti” which means “voice” in Swahili. Sauúti is a five-planet system orbiting a binary star, rooted deeply in a variety of African mythology, language, and culture. Sauúti weaves in an intricate magic system based on sound, oral traditions, and music. It includes science-fiction elements of artificial intelligence and space flight, including both humanoid and non-humanoid creatures.
What is it?
The Sauútiverse Anthology is the first in an exciting new anthology series that is guaranteed to both entertain readers and introduce them to a new world of science fiction and fantasy by talented African writers. Featuring stories that are set in Sauúti – an Africa-inspired science-fantasy secondary world created by Africans, for the world, Sauúti is like Black Panther meets Wild Cards with all the rich spacefaring worldbuilding of Dune.
All together the creators of the The Sauútiverse have approximately 50.000 followers and fans all over the World. They are all active on social media and multiple speculative fiction communities. Science fiction and Fantasy readers who enjoy lush and intriguing settings, non-western centred mythology, and exquisite stories.
Editor: Wole Talabi
Title: The Sauútiverse Anthology (working title)
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Rights: All rights available
Words: approx. 150.000
Frequency: every two/three years