March 2011 Blog Posts (61)


The kreative Ka was manifested in our family. On my dad's side I watched my cousins roll butcher paper down the hallway and draw from one end to the other, war scenes, airplane dog fights, sieges, tank battles. My mom drew our hands and feet as babes part of a mail-order art course but never finished. Me, I didn't draw much but wanted to and not till I saw something worth drawing. Strange how life is, didn't take drawing seriously till I saw a custom home show on TV and found a magazine with… Continue

Added by Arnold L. Johnson on March 31, 2011 at 11:01am — 2 Comments


The sky was darkened by steel-grey clouds, running toward the horizon's setting sun, as if to extinguish its light on this scene of urban justice. The scaffold, hastily erected seemed eerily at peace in this riotous sky, blood red near the edges like a vein opening and flowing into an nearby gutter. Angry flashes of lightning as a storm, riding a hot desert wind blew in from the west, drying the mouths of the onlookers,…


Added by Thaddeus on March 30, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Reviews Now Up @ The Ferguson Theater

Sucker Punch
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Broadway Danny Rose
Barton Fink
Full Metal Jacket
Battle: Los Angeles
Blade Runner: The Theatrical Version


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Added by Derrick Ferguson on March 29, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Dillon and The Voice of Odin #5

Dillon and Kris are held captives in Numby Castle, their fate in the hands of Dr. Aristotle Numby while the forces of B.I.T.E. continue their pursuit of our hero!  All this and more in Chapter Five of "Dillon and The Voice of Odin"!

Plus: a behind the scenes look at "Dillon and The Bad Ass Belt Buckle" one of the stories in "Four Bullets For Dillon" coming soon from Pulpwork Press!



Added by Derrick Ferguson on March 28, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

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Added by K. Kellee on March 27, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Short Story Published in Hogglepot Journal

My short story "Two Souls: A Love Story" is up this week in Hogglepot Journal.

You can read it at:

The story is part fantasy, part romance, and part ghost story. Check it out.



P.S. To my knowledge, the journal is actively seeking submissions.

Added by A. Jarrell Hayes on March 27, 2011 at 12:38pm — 2 Comments

Scrapped scene from my "Medjay" story

Below is a scene which was originally going to be the opening scene of my "Medjay" story, but I've decided to scrap it for reasons explained at the bottom of this post. Hopefully people will still enjoy it...


A cool nocturnal wind howled across the city of Waset in southern Kemet. Most of the people had retired to their mudbrick homes for the night, but their defenders, the warriors known as Medjay, still stirred. They either patrolled the torch-lit streets or guarded…


Added by Brandon Pilcher on March 26, 2011 at 10:07pm — 2 Comments

Tyler's Goddess: The Conclusion!

The twin swords of the Goddess formed a lethal duet, singing a song of blood and slaughter.  The shrieks of dying Skags was the chorus and the Goddess provided the deadly direction in this violent symphony of combat.  Skag infantry had erected ladders along the embankment to facilitate their ascent up the sloping earthwork.  Norlunder arrows exacted a steep toll among the foot soldiers.  But the latter’s numbers compensated and before long Skags and humans were locked in struggle atop the…


Added by Ronald T. Jones on March 26, 2011 at 6:23pm — 1 Comment

The Self-Publishing Coalition

Have you ever noticed after all you and your team's hard work and money put up for your projects it seems only your distributor profits while you may be lucky to break even? There's a reason for that. You have neither the knowledge or control over the means of creating the actual books, DVD's, protecting the…


Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on March 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

MODOC - Part 18 - Conquered

The Other's fliers finally cross the lunon of the conqueror on a road eighty miles from its main body. The central organism had sat still and cooled. It resembled a large boulder on the side of the road. Native animals stayed away from the strange metallic smell of the Other as it vented steam and waited. The lunon was fresh and the trail was less…

Added by Thaddeus on March 25, 2011 at 1:02am — 1 Comment

Reviews Now Up @ The Ferguson Theater

Battle: Los Angeles
Blade Runner: the Theatrical Version
Quigley Down Under
Angel Heart
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
The Stunt Man


The Ferguson Theater

Added by Derrick Ferguson on March 23, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Attribute Challenge Day 22: Elevator

Hello everyone,


I pray all is well. Normally I post for the attribute challenge at, but WordPress is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Today's attribute is God and Jesus as elevators...


One of things I've been noticing more and more about my Christian walk is that things always work out for the better when I put God at the forefront. Sometimes,…


Added by Justin Martin on March 22, 2011 at 7:29pm — No Comments

The Power of Black Superheroes

“The most important thing that Black Superheroes do is help African people to see themselves as powerful and beautiful,” says comic book creator Akinseye Brown. Brown is the creator and owner of Sokoya Comics whose mission, since its inception in 2006, is to create the best stories and characters within African science-fiction / Black sci-fi. When asked what he means by the term “African science-fiction,” Brown describes it as:

“It is simply good storytelling whose narrative uses… Continue

Added by Callastyle2k on March 22, 2011 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

Tyler's Goddess: Part Three

Darkness settled like a dusty quilt across the land.  Save for a watch detail patrolling the newly erected embankment along the perimeter, the rest of the village was quiescent.  Until shouting upset the stillness, yanking Tyler out of his slumber.  Sleep would wait.  Tyler emerged from the small dwelling the Goddess had provided for him, making a beeline toward the commotion.

            A crowd of Norlunders gathered in front of a modest barn shaped structure that was the temple of…


Added by Ronald T. Jones on March 21, 2011 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Dillon and The Voice of Odin #4


Still on the run, Dillon and Kris Quinlan take refuge in the quaint village of Numby Dell. Unfortunately, Chew Mi is waiting for them. Her name may be a joke but she most certainly is not!

Added by Derrick Ferguson on March 21, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Author turns down $500,000 deal to self-publish

I saw this post mentioned on Twitter and decided to check it out. It's a discussion between bestselling thriller novelist Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath. The beginning came about from Eisler's rejection of a half a million dollar book deal in order to self-publish. It's rather lengthy, but you can read it here:



Added by A. Jarrell Hayes on March 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments


An unprepossessing four-by-four rumbles down a dirt road, encrusted with the debris of too many miles, past too many farms and would not likely be considered the harbinger of the end of the world. Its driver, an older gentleman, hard in his way, like the soil he has worked for five decades, strong and silent, offers up only a tiny groan as he steps from the vehicle after arriving…


Added by Thaddeus on March 21, 2011 at 1:16am — 1 Comment

Mocha Memiors Press is Calling for Submissions

Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC is calling for submissions of novels, novellas and short stories.

We’re currently looking for titles in the following genres: horror, science fiction, fantasy, and romance. We’re most excited about seeing stories in the subgenres of cyberpunk, steampunk, near-future sf, and space…


Added by Valjeanne Jeffers on March 20, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Tyler's Goddess: Part Two

“Thank you, Tyler Worthington.”

            Tyler glanced up to see the statuesque blond Goddess standing over him.  He rose.  “No need to thank me, since I had no choice but to defend myself.”

            “Yes, but you also defended others and you saved lives.  You are truly a great warrior.”

            Tyler stared at the woman who called herself Goddess, and had to wonder if there was an inkling of truth to the claim.  She looked as fresh as if she had just stepped…


Added by Ronald T. Jones on March 20, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Tyler's Goddess: Part One

They dragged the prisoner deep into the village and tossed him at the Goddess’ feet like a sack of tubers.  The mob shouted and screamed and spat in animalistic displays of wild release.  Voices calling for the prisoner’s death were augmented by calls urging the Goddess to give her divine sanction.  A foot lashed out from the mob, striking the prisoner in the side.  The prisoner gasped in pain and contracted into a fetal ball.

            Someone else approached the prisoner with a…


Added by Ronald T. Jones on March 20, 2011 at 3:35pm — 3 Comments

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Measuring Cosmic Distances...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 13, 2018 at 6:22am 0 Comments

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Topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves, LIGO

Decades of experimental effort paid off spectacularly on 14 September 2015, when the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) spotted the gravitational waves…

[New Project] GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE Web-comic

Posted by PHARAOH aka NUBIAN7 on December 12, 2018 at 10:50pm 0 Comments

Check out my latest project, GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE web-comic!

Take a look and leave comments. You can leave comments on most pages; detailing what you like about each. Critiques are welcome and encouraged!



Thank you for your time and energy. I appreciate any feedback or…



Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 12, 2018 at 6:34am 0 Comments

Illustrations of frequency-dependent toughening in a polymer-metal-nanoglue-ceramic composite. Credit: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Topics: Materials Science, Metamaterials, Nanotechnology

In a discovery that could pave the way for new materials and applications, materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute…

The Perfect Fluid...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 11, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

If collisions between small projectiles -- protons (p), deuterons (d), and helium-3 nuclei (3He) -- and gold nuclei (Au) create tiny hot spots of quark-gluon plasma, the pattern of particles picked up by the detector should retain some 'memory' of each projectile's initial shape. Measurements from the PHENIX experiment match these predictions with very strong correlations between the initial geometry and the final flow patterns. Credit: Javier Orjuela Koop, University of Colorado, Boulder…


BOCs @ Home...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 10, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Quantum games: Artist’s impression of the Alice Challenge experimental setup. (Courtesy: ScienceAtHome/Aarhus University)

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Electromagnetic Radiation, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics

Citizen scientists have outperformed physicists in…

It's Been A Long Time, I Shouldn't Have Left You...

Posted by PHARAOH aka NUBIAN7 on December 8, 2018 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

Peace. As the post title says, (inspired by Rakim's greatest opening lines), this marks somewhat of a return. I have not posted in a long while, so here I am. I hope everyone whom I have not communicated with; are doing well. 

I will be checking in more often than not.


The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

Posted by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on December 7, 2018 at 2:43pm 1 Comment

The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

I just got news this week that the Diversity Track will be back for 2019 at DragonCon. I'm excited to be invited back for another groundbreaking event. Everyone associated with the first one this year knocked it out of the park! I could not ask for better volunteers, guests, photographers, moderators and participants.

Assault of the Mainstream

Posted by Turtel Onli on December 6, 2018 at 8:10am 1 Comment

Now that the Mainstream has tried and failed to take the life force outta the growing indie-Black age movement with its "afro-futuristic" blockbuster along with its here today-gone tomorrow great token Hero of Harlem, who among us is really about winning at  this challenge and profiting from the opportunities it presents?

Their best efforts to corner and control the Black Age is my proof that we are actually winning in this war for minds and market shares.....inspite of addictive  brand loyalty...the Black On Black boycott....and culturally based anti-intellectualisms.  I often present on panels.....over the years since San Diego,,,,,Wizards.......C2E2.....on the Black Age or diversity....  Usually with a lame unprofessional uninformed person in charge.  Each time some hater stands up to taut how racist the Black Age is and how he of she gets so much more outta Manga/Anime'.

Sort of like all of the Black folks that spent 8 years complaining about…



Posted by Ms. Regina Owens on December 5, 2018 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

The author Amina DeLaMere's has a new, and revised ebook entitled, SHE. The book was first written a few years back, later on Miss DeLaMere's will work it all out to rewrite the book, SHE, having the space being Ximena to board her spaceship to travel out into space way beyond her extraterrestrial world, Beta Nevaeh.  "Sometime ago, a politician once wrote, "there are no do overs." Maybe concerning politics, however in the world of a writer a do over, could be a new beginning," notes the author Amina Delamere. SHE, the ebook is now on sale on

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