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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

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:59pm 7 Comments



A burst of cackling…

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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 :)!
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Nice avatar. I love Todd Lockwood's work.
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I read your piece in Hogglepot. I think it's excellent. You had me rolling at some parts.
 
 
 

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Doppelgänger...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 17, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Topics: Antimatter, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Star Trek, Theoretical Physics

Our universe could be the mirror image of an antimatter universe…
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Ultra-bright X-rays...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 16, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Overview: Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

Topics: High Energy Physics, Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, X-rays

The upgrade of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory will make it…
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Initial posting

Posted by Kwesi Adebisi on January 15, 2019 at 9:40am 0 Comments

I would give an intricate, wordy introduction, but there are some hinderances. I am currently realm-building for a debut series, but life has a way of taking priority. One day, I will have the availability I need. My next one will be more detailed, rest assured.

Disaster Hypocrisy...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 15, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Topics: Climate Change, Global Warming, Politics, Research

Mexico won’t pay for President Trump’s border wall. But Northern Californians might.

Many of…
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3D Topological Insulators...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 14, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Courtesy: H. Chen

Topics: Laser, Optical Physics, Photonics, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Quantum Mechanics

Reference: Topological Insulators, then the rest of the post.…

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Post Apocalypse...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 11, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Nuff said.

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Human Rights, Politics

Donald J. Trump is a a carefully-crafted public fiction. I have said this for years, and stand by that assertion. A headline from Newsweek: "…
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ONYXCON SANKOFA 2019 - Saturday and Sunday February 16-17

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Hobbled Hubble...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 10, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

The Hubble telescope launched in 1990. Credit: NASA

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, NASA, Politics, Research

Yet another casualty: science. The NSF, NOAA and other related sites are…
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Earth's AT-ATs...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 9, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

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Topics: Green Energy, Green Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Star Wars

Ironically, I drive a Hyundai Santa Fe (2013). But I'm satisfied with its performance, so I don't think I'll be "trading up" to this one. Plus, it's designed primarily for first responders.…

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Nano Zappers...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 8, 2019 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Topics: Biology, Cancer, Electromagnetic Radiation, Green Energy, Nanotechnology, Research

One potentially valuable way to attack cancer cells is to zap them with low-intensity alternating current. This interferes with the flow of calcium and potassium ions in and out of the cells, a process so important that disrupting it ultimately kills them.

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