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About Me:
Stafford Levon Battle is the Coauthor of "The African American Resource Guide to the Internet and Online Resources" published by McGraw-Hill (1996). He is a sci fi Blogger and webmaster as well as Digital Designer at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He has been writing AFRO Spec fiction for most of his life; recently his stories have appeared in the online magazine, "Expanded Horizons" and he is included in the upcoming '''Black Science Fiction Society Anthology'''. Several other literary works he has written are currently being published in print and online.

Battle has several websites including:

His works of fiction are at: [http://www.sbattle.com]
The Battle Blog is at: [http://www.staffordbattle.com]
AFRO Sci-Fi is at: [http://www.afroscifi.net/]

He is also affiliated with Black Author Showcase, The Black Science Fiction Society, and Wagadu: The Home of Sword and Soul.


Stafford Battle's new novel, Insane Messiah will be published Fall of 2010.
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Black Speculative Fiction Month

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 12:47pm 2 Comments

Buy Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy!

There are many good writers, graphic artists, animators, and other creative people of color who need our support. Using their craft, they tell our stories. Art can influence the fate of our communities. Science Fiction and Fantasy can change the…

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A New Flash Fiction Video from Sbattle

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:18pm 1 Comment

I know as authors we all need to have a book video to promote our work. I am working on an "Author Platform Video" to introduce potential readers to what I can do.  But I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I created this in PowerPoint.

All comments are welcomed.

Its Impossible Until Its Done

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Real life can be much more fantastic than anything we can create in fiction. Even the great bard Shakespeare is said to have based his play Othello on a real African military man who…

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Why Africa Must Go to the Moon

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 12:31am 0 Comments

There are many reasons why the nations of Africa should set aside their religious conflicts,  invite the African Diaspora to return home,  create a common currency and go to the Moon. India just launched a probe to Mars. The Chinese are planning a space station and an effort to put a base on…

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Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

October 2013 is Black Speculative Fiction Month. We all should participate not only to merely broaden our fan base but to start a revolution. There is no official leadership  nor central committee. Black artists, writers, and publishers support this as an extension of AFROFuturism.  Everyone…

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At 11:59pm on August 11, 2015, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

Hello

At 11:17pm on February 13, 2012, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…

You know you need to pop in and speak when you login. 

How you gonna come into someone's house and not speak?

At 12:54pm on September 21, 2011, Jordan Taylor Davis said…
(stays in touch)
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At 6:19pm on April 15, 2011, Jussalookin said…
Hi Stafford, thanks for stopping by.  As for having any art to show, I have art journal work I've done, but nothing to compare to the fantastic work here.  Maybe down the way I might be bold enough to place something up. Look forward to interacting with you on the site.:)
At 1:13pm on March 5, 2011, A. Jarrell Hayes said…
Glad you're back into writing. I look forward to reading more work from you. Take care.
At 10:00pm on March 3, 2011, A. Jarrell Hayes said…
Hello. I just read your story in the Genesis anthology today. Great work. Any news on the DMV sci-fi group creation?
At 12:29am on February 22, 2011, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…
Wassup Brother Battle?
At 7:13pm on January 30, 2011, Bree Adams said…
Hello Stafford! Thank you for the welcoming.
At 9:09am on January 30, 2011, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…
Hi Brother Battle, how are you?
At 7:01pm on September 26, 2010, Crystal Connor said…
No worries, I am excited to hear what you have to say =D Thanks for the group invite.
 
 
 

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