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Lovecraft’s racism & The World Fantasy Award

Started this discussion. Last reply by Djeli Jan 3, 2012. 13 Replies

 This is actually a blog post by author Nnedi Okorafor. As she writes: On Sunday, a friend of mine wanted to see my World Fantasy Award statuette. When he saw it, he was taken aback. He looked like…Continue

Alan Moore v Frank Miller - What's the Politics of your Comics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Haneef B Dec 9, 2011. 2 Replies

My own take: Why barely veiled racialized, right-wing claptrap like 300 can't compare to visionary works like V for Vendetta or Watchmen.With the Occupy movement, it seems you and Frank Miller have…Continue

If Tolkien were black

Started this discussion. Last reply by Milton Davis Nov 29, 2011. 15 Replies

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 2:45 PM Eastern Standard TimeIf Tolkien were…Continue

Tags: African-American, Fantasy

Are African Americans Capable Of Tolerating Cinema That Questions Our POV Of Ourselves As A Race?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sidonie Colette Aug 29, 2011. 15 Replies

The author of this is Andre Seewood, an indie filmmaker critic with a background in film theory.This post is not an endorsement of Seewood's analysis; there's room enough here to find agreement and…Continue

Tags: Realism, Film

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From Lion's Blood to Kindred, history influences alot of black speculative fiction. This is a group to discuss history, its presence in speculative fiction, biographies, counterfactuals and whatever else anyone thinks is relevant...
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About Me:
Afro-Caribbean-American writer of speculative fiction. Raised on genres of fantasy, sci fi, horror and the supernatural, I felt a need for more diverse tales with more diverse characters drawn from more diverse sources. To that end, I put pen to pad and fingers to keyboard, seeking to Imagine, Dream and Create new realms to explore.
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X-Men First Class, Race & X-Men History

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 8:23pm 2 Comments

I saw this in the theater in Brooklyn, in the hood cinema (Court St!), so it was a hilarious experience of talk and response to the screen from the audience.Since then I've had numerous conversations about the flick, the role of black characters, and more--including a few on this forum. It's been fun…

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Assassination Attempt 1

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 12:32am 4 Comments

Shabu-Bakmen walked along the palace grounds, hands clasped behind his back. As usual of late he was not happy. He passed through the royal grounds casting an eye to a gardener who jumped at his sudden appearance. His brow furrowed at the man’s actions. The whole palace behaved this way now. From the administrators to the servants, everyone was nervous and on edge. It was really quite difficult to get anyone to remain on the premises for the…

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INSURGENCY - Finale

Posted on June 27, 2010 at 4:48pm 2 Comments

Redemption for Adanna- Excerpt

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At 12:13pm on June 11, 2012, Night Manager said…

Happy Birthday Bruh!

At 1:03pm on September 5, 2011, Valjeanne Jeffers said…
I gotta give you props my brother "Skin Magic" is fire!!! Thank you for a most enjoyable read :)!
At 9:11am on May 26, 2011, Sarah M. said…
Nice avatar. I love Todd Lockwood's work.
At 8:23pm on May 2, 2011, A. Jarrell Hayes said…
I read your piece in Hogglepot. I think it's excellent. You had me rolling at some parts.
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Grumpy Old Nerds - 12/6/17

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It was a distinctive pleasure to geek out on the 12/6/17 episode of GRUMPLY OLD NERDS!!!

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A Slight Chance of Antimatter...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 14, 2017 at 6:23am 0 Comments

A Kyoto University-based team has unraveled the mystery of gamma-ray emission cascades caused by lightning strikes. Credit: Kyoto University/Teruaki Enoto

Topics: Modern Physics, Particle Physics, Research, Weather

A storm system approaches: the sky darkens, and the low rumble of thunder echoes from the horizon. Then…
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America after World War I

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Changes in America after World War I

            World War I (WWI) is an influential occurrence that had a great impact in the social, economic and political environment of the United States of America. However, as I was writing for one essay writing serviceunderstanding these impacts also requires an analysis of the period preceding this war. Between 1905 and 1915, America relied on the debts they collected from the international capital markets.[1] Politically, the country adopted an isolationist foreign policy so as to conquer other countries such as Cuba and the Philippines. Socially, the country had good relations with Europe but it remained feared by other countries. These situations changed after the war. This paper analyses the social, political and economic situations in America after WWI showing that the war had both negative and…

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