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"Thanks for your honest review of AFRO Sci-Fi. Your observations are valid. "Collection" is probably a better description of my e-book. I wanted to offer readers my vision of spec fic tales. I am an AFROFuturist, thus, mostly, I write…"
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Stafford writes for a blog called “The AFROFuturist” and other online sites such as “DWASF: Diverse Writers & Artists Of Speculative Fiction” and the “Black Science Fiction Society”. He is an author, speaker, and instructional designer. Battle has been published by a major book company and independently. His most recent book is called “Resurrecting the King” in homage to the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein but with an African flavor. He writes speculative fiction offering alternative viewpoints featuring people of color as major characters.

Stafford believes that “AFROFuturism” is not a recent phenomenon or a new genre of sci-fi in blackface. He has written essays and blog posts on the “Architects of AFROFuturism” which mentions Black writers in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries who predicted a future filled multiculturalism as well as laser pistols. He believes that exposure to speculative arts can educate people to look beyond their day-to-day lives and create a positive future. An article he wrote appeared in the New Pittsburgh Courier called “Science Fiction can rescue Black communities” – October 7, 2013. He also appeared in The Dallas Weekly for a story he wrote called “Why I Became an AFROFuturist” – November 15, 2013. On Friday, October 11, 2013, Stafford Battle was interviewed on WURD 900 AM, an African American talk radio station in Philadelphia to talk about about the value of AFROFuturism.
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Consider The Great War of Africa When You Write

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 10:22pm 2 Comments

I want AFROcreators to produce more stories, movies, comics, art, and music about the "Great War of Africa."

The BSFS is a good place for AFROFuturistic writers to gain inspiration. Here, we can share, critique and support as well as promote each other's works. Let's put out more ideas for education,…

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

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

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

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

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  • Katharos: The Shattered World is returning from hiatus with a new site in June. Click the Patreon link for more details
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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.
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