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HAPPY 7TH Birthday Black Science Fiction Society!Black Science Fiction Society Is Home To All Things Black Science Fiction Join us for contests, giveaways, and chat with comic book artists, authors, and animator’s content creators and other members. Thank you for being a part of the world’s largest social network dedicated to Black Science Fiction.  We will be celebrating 7 years of being online changing the game for Black Science Fiction.  Drop in this week and take some time to chat with your…See More
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Race Matters: Showing Race or Racial Issues Is Important

So, I like it when an author puts race in front of my eyes.  I enjoy visualizing what a character looks like, race and all.  When it's done correctly, the experience can deepen the reader's relationship with the character.  There are some people who say that showing race in this way is racist.  They enjoy reading or writing raceless, race free, or characters of color with little or no physical description. I contend that this approach is racist. …See More
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"A Wonderful Video. I save this a long time ago on my youtube channel. I watch it from time to to remind myself of whom we are. Thank You."
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"This sounds like a great panel discussion."
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"Looks neat!"
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I write multicultural YA futuristic stories. I love Sci Fi and enjoy watching movies, TV shows, and reading Sci Fi novels.
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Alicia McCalla's Blog

Guest Blog: Alien Star Books has a Multicultural Mission

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 5:24am 0 Comments

Terrence adult league hockey 10-28-2012 Alicia kindly asked me to come and talk about my website, Alien Star Books, how it all came about, and what I’m doing with my vast proceeds of 54 cents for the past year. (Ummm, nothing, they don’t pay out until you’ve reached $10!)


Let me start at the beginning. A little over a year ago, my son needed a book to read for his English class. He’s a hockey…


Interview with Kenya Wright: Bringing Africana Culture to the Center of Dark Urban Fantasy

Posted on December 4, 2012 at 7:44pm 0 Comments

I’m too excited about my interview with author Kenya Wright.  She’s agreed to give away a free e-copy of her book.  I’ll also give away one e-copy of her book. So I’ll announce two winners on Friday after 5pm from the commenters on my blog about her interview.  So, get your questions and comments ready. Here’s her interview.…


Black SF 2012 Author Panel was Standing Room Only

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 7:39pm 3 Comments

I almost turned around and walked away from Dragoncon. I waited for three hours in a line wrapped around the Sheraton Hotel. Both my husband and I were exhausted, hot, and tired.  What kept me going were the energetic people around me. They were dressed in costumes, laughed loudly, and were there to have a great time. 


I'm so glad that I stayed. Dragoncon was an amazing adventure.  I enjoyed meeting all those neat weirdos, hanging out with my fabulous writing buddies,…


Flee: A Short Story is available for Free Download on Smashwords

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 1:16pm 2 Comments

Flee: A Short Story

Cover for 'Flee: A Short Story'


Rating: Not yet rated. 

Published: June 29, 2012 

Words: 5780 (approximate)

Language: …


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At 5:51am on October 17, 2012, Alicia McCalla said…
Jarvis thanks for the bday wishes. :)
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At 12:32pm on March 8, 2012, Tosin Coker said…

Bless Up sis, nice meeting you on the forum today!

At 11:47am on January 18, 2012, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

Thank you Alicia. These are the types of things we need to be talking about on a regular. 

At 8:27pm on January 9, 2012, AfroFuturist Affair said…

Hello Alicia,
I am very interested in participating in the State of Black Scifi blog event.  Please let me know if you require any additional information from me. I can be reached via email at I look forward to participating!! Thank you for organizing such a great and necessary event.

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Ultra Cold and Fermi-Hubbard...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on May 26, 2017 at 6:24am 0 Comments

Raw fermionic microscope image (left) and processed image showing that spin-up atoms occupy alternating lattice sites as expected in an antiferromagnet. The spin-down atoms have been removed from the image. (Courtesy: A Mazurenko et al. / Nature)

Topics: Condensed Matter Physics, Optical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics, Superconductors…


Tabby's Star...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on May 25, 2017 at 6:32am 0 Comments

Another explanation for the dimming is that KIC 8462852 is surrounded by a swarm of dusty comets.
Topics: Astrophysics, Dyson Sphere, Exoplanets, Kardashev Scale, Kepler Telescope, SETI

Astronomers and alien life enthusiasts alike are buzzing over the sudden dimming of an otherwise unremarkable star…

Sleuthing Antimatter...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on May 24, 2017 at 7:31am 0 Comments

Two white dwarfs head toward a collision in this artist’s illustration. New research suggests that the Milky Way's preponderance of positrons could come from a specialized type of supernova from colliding low-mass white dwarfs — an explosion that is difficult to detect, but rich in an isotope that generates this kind of antimatter.

Credit: NASA/Tod Strohmayer (GSFC)/Dana Berry (Chandra X-Ray Observatory)
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Aluna's Encounter: The Fissure

Posted by Lauren on May 23, 2017 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

I planted my feet firmly on the ground. I never felt more connected to the planet where I stood than where I was right then in that moment. I took in a large, deep breath. It felt like I was breathing in the essence of crisp fresh snow.

And then I released.

This part of the plateau no one was allowed near. Off to the distance, I could see our city, Sheba, the buildings were made of gold and the streets were littered with diamonds and gems.

I zipped my jacket up and hid behind a large rock and waited.

The reason why people weren't allowed out this far from Sheba was because of the instability of the terrain. The scientists said that our world sometimes would converge with another world; a more dangerous world.

But this terrain was also where the agents came in and out of around this time of the evening. I wanted to see who they were bringing back this time.

A crackling of lightning and static happened…


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