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ARCELIUS SCOTT replied to Cranston's discussion CB’S POV: Who You Gonna Call This Time? (“Ghostbusters”)
"I had preconceived notions about this LADY ghostbusters but it proved me wrong. I'm a huge fan of original movies but this was a very funny and entertaining addition to the GB franchise."
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Leah Ashton replied to Cranston's discussion CB’S POV: Who You Gonna Call This Time? (“Ghostbusters”)
"I actually liked this movie. I didn't feel that it was as bad as it was reviewed by some. This was supposed to be about a new class of Ghostbusters, hence them all being female. Now was Ray Winston a scientist like the rest of the guys, i…"
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CB’S POV: The REAL “Dark Knight” (“Black Panther”)

In a recent article in The Daily Beast, it was suggested that Marvel’s first superhero movie, over 20 years ago, featured a black superhero—Blade. Despite…See More
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Calling a Spade a Mardonalian (Part 2)

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 8:51am 1 Comment

Sometimes, racism in SF is subtext rather than context. In E.E. Smith’s The Skylark of Space, the heroes are Earth’s best and brightest despite, when told by a malevolent entity there are many ways it could kill them, responding, “Name one!” Upon arrival on the planet Osnome they rescue an airship being attacked by flying monsters. The passengers of the ship are humanoids whose skin color is “a dark, livid… green.” In appreciation for their efforts the Terrans are given “slaves,” seven… Continue

Calling a Spade a Mardonalian (Part 1)

Posted on March 20, 2008 at 10:57pm 2 Comments

In his essay “Why Blacks Should Read (and Write) Science Fiction” (in Sheree Thomas’ anthology Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora) Charles R. Saunders says, “The human imagination manifests itself in stories. Those same stories become legends, myths, the defining elements of a culture… We need to contribute to our culture’s overall mythology… and provide positive alternatives to the stereotypes that continue to plague us within that… Continue

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Product Review Updates

Posted by Stephen Alexander on May 21, 2018 at 9:31pm 1 Comment

Occasionally, I will update members of the club as to the status of products I've reviewed.

Here's what I learned this week.

  • Katharos: The Shattered World is returning from hiatus with a new site in June. Click the Patreon link for more details
  • Keloid has made its Indiegogo goal and has the funds it needs for season 2. They may have started production. Their Indiegogo page did not say. Click the link if you're curious.
  • The Force #2 is in progress. Check out UrbanGodInk Studios at their facebook page.
  • Urban Shogun has a sci-fi comic out now called Sankofa Guard. Check it out…
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Product Review Updates

Posted by Stephen Alexander on May 21, 2018 at 9:27pm 0 Comments

Occasionally, I will update members of the club as to the status of products I've reviewed.

Here's what I learned this week.

  • Katharos: The Shattered World is returning from hiatus with a new site in June. Click the Patreon link for more details
  • Keloid has made its Indiegogo goal and has the funds it needs for season 2. They may have started production. Their Indiegogo page did not say. Click the link if you're curious.
  • The Force #2 is in progress. Check out UrbanGodInk Studios at their facebook page.
  • Urban Shogun has a sci-fi comic out now called Sankofa Guard. Check it out…
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Kilauea Prognostication...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on May 21, 2018 at 8:05am 0 Comments

Debris came rocketing out of Kilauea during the steam eruption on 17 May.Credit: USGS-HVO

Topics: Geophysics, Earthquake, Research, Stochastic Modeling

After weeks of unleashing earthquakes and lava flows that have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has finally blown its…
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Chapter 4

Posted by Human Bean on May 21, 2018 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Chapter 4 if your ready for more

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Royal Wedding

Posted by G.H. Wright on May 19, 2018 at 12:38am 0 Comments

Here's my pitch for the title of Megan Markle's autobiography, "Picking up a spare: My life as wife to the brother of the king."

A Dark Calculus...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on May 18, 2018 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Comic Book dot com: Infinity War, Slide 9/11 (ominously)

Topics: Civil Rights, Commentary, Existentialism, History, Human Rights, Science Fiction

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