January 2015 Blog Posts (45)

400 Years Headstart and Advantages

The fact that this is a Sci Fi site means that I limit my very strong and very radical African-centered ideologies to within the scope of Sci Fi and Fantasy, which is rightly so.

This video is an exception to that.

I see a lot of Black folks supporting a narrative that we are all the same as humans and that hard work and quality will trump discrimination and a host of other false opinions. Today is one of those days where it supremely annoys me to hear it, hence…

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Added by Greg Denmark on January 30, 2015 at 2:02pm — No Comments

The Lost Legend of Xamaica

Hey Everyone,

I completed my first novella which is available on Amazon Kindle …

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Added by O_mega on January 29, 2015 at 11:28pm — No Comments

BRAVE NEW SOULS Free Online Screening for Black History Month!

THIS IS A MUST SEE!!

In honor of Black History Month, I will allow THREE DAYS of FREE ONLINE SCREENINGS of the documentary BRAVE NEW SOULS: BLACK SCI-FI & FANTASY WRITERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.…

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Added by Da'Shen on January 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Politics of Character

While reading a work, be it short or long form, one character attribute that should become immediately apparent is the political stance of that character. 

Whoa, you say, politics? I am not writing some political work, I am just telling the tale of a simple space marine…

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Added by Moorsgate Media on January 29, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

My Art has been featured in an Octavia E. Butler Book Discussion!

I am a happy human today, folks!  About a week ago, I got a notification on DA (DeviantArt) that one of my pics was used in a discussion in the CR Literature Book Club.  They choose a different work by a different author each month, and this month, they chose none other than Octavia E. Butler's "Dawn," the first book in her masterpiece Xenogenesis trilogy. I will be providing a link if you want to participate in the discussion (you will have to be a DA member in order to do so, though).…

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Added by Brandon Hill on January 24, 2015 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

Little Miss Strange 2 - Curse of The Chameleon God

        Its been a while since I last posted but here's something interesting...

              Coming next month is The Return of Little Miss Strange in Curse

               of The Chameleon God.

               Take a peak at the cover...

                

                  February 1st the official release date for Curse of the Chameleon…

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Added by Winston Blakely on January 23, 2015 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

Some light animation

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Added by Doug on January 22, 2015 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago,…

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Added by William Hayashi on January 19, 2015 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

The Price...





Topics: Civil Rights, Day of Service, Four Little Girls, Martin Luther King, The…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 19, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Justifying...

[Original] Image Source:…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 18, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

OTHER SCI FI MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE 2-1-15

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS… DEADLINE! FEBRUARY 1st, 2015 (for FEBRUARY 20, 2015 publication date)

“O.T.H.E.R.” SCI FI WINTER 2015

Over The Horizon Empires Rise OTHER Sci Fi is a Magazine/Journal is dedicated to the creation and promotion of SciFi, Speculative Fiction, Horror and Fantasy works of Epic proportion focusing on and featuring diverse characters, civilizations, subcultures, worlds and universes in alternate and crafted realities.

SUBMISSIONS…

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Added by Penelope on January 17, 2015 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments

Star Stuff...

Image Source: Brain…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 17, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Avoid Tidal Locking...

An artist's impression of Kepler-62f, a planet that is in the…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 17, 2015 at 2:50pm — No Comments

futurehood

Sunny, a slight breeze, I had to meet with a guy about converting my garage into a tiny house/man cave.

The street was lined with older large homes, average city lots, all spiffied and immaculate like storefronts. Like storefronts because the sides were weathered and beaten. I pulled into the driveway, small sign said come to the back.

Beyond the end of the house sat a shed attached to a quonset greenhouse and another shed on a trailer docked to the end of the…

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Added by Arnold L. Johnson on January 17, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Ethnic issues in Movies: my response to a facebook friend

So, I have a friend on Facebook who is a moviemaker and martial artist, who has been quite verbose about the recent casting of Scarlett Johansen in the adaptation of the anime classic, "Ghost in the Shell" slated for a 2017 release.  This decision has sparked something of a controversy about ethnicity and movies among internet bloggers, and my friend was no exception to the rule, here.

Now, I don't completely disagree with all his views, but there are some things that have…

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Added by Brandon Hill on January 17, 2015 at 1:32am — 1 Comment

Mythology Week

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Mythology week is coming up on the @afrophantoms Twitter account. Before I go further into detail about mythology week, let me first say that I…

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Added by Lauren Phantoms on January 16, 2015 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Quantum, BEC et Francais...

Image Source: PhD Comics…
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 16, 2015 at 6:58am — No Comments

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Question on Grad School Program of Neuroscience

Posted by AL Bey on November 19, 2017 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

Hello Peeps,

Currently I'm in the final stages of applying for a grad program at Michigan State called Literary Neuroscience. This program has had "general" internet info circulating for maybe only 7 years, with arguably a location of no more than 5 schools in the whole USA. After taking the GRE today and sending out my scores to these scores, I was curious in wondering, "Are there any predominantly/historically black schools that house programs with similar combined studies of literature and cognition?" Even though the term "literary neuroscience" is relatively new, I'm sure the concept isn't. As an old saying goes, "There is nothing new under the Sun." Plus, one of thee world's foremost conventional experts on Brain Surgery & Neuroscience is renown doctor/author, Ben Carson, also from Detroit, MI. If anyone has answers and/or feedback to this vital question, let me know. And even if I do end up in Michigan, East Lansing is likely to be somewhat of a post-gentrified Nu…

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CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by KENNETH E JAMES on November 18, 2017 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

That's right i said it Challenge for the week if you are an Artist,Writer, whatever the case. If you are a writer do 10 Pages a day for the next week and prove it by Saturday the 25th. That is 70 pages by one week. Now here is the caveat you have to do it in the time frame of your normal day if you cant than try using an hour by hour schedule to see what you are doing that is wasting some time. Nuff said we are all adults here we go! 

WINTERMAN COMICS #1

Posted by Geoff Thorne on November 17, 2017 at 12:32pm 2 Comments

Also, I launched my comics line last month with WINTERMAN COMICS #1

#2 drops at the end of this month and so on. In 2018 three new titles will arrive in a very interesting way.

The comics are sold digital-only on AMAZON (for now. other outlets when i get some free time to make the appropriate files)



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