April 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Some deadlines for CFS

Sword & Sorceress 23



We are happy to announce that Sword & Sorceress 22 sold well enough that we get to do another volume. Norilana Books will be publishing Sword & Sorceress 23 later this year.



If you wish to submit a story to the anthology, please follow the Guidelines below.



Guidelines

Stories should be the type generally referred to as "sword and sorcery" and must have a strong female protagonist whom the reader will care about. See Sword… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 30, 2008 at 8:47am — No Comments

API speculative fiction books

Hey Sistas y Brothas



I know we all about Black Sci Fi up in here, but that means we got big brains and open hearts. Just wanted to hip you all to a list of API spec fiction books in honor of API heritage month.



one love

Lisa Marie



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The CARL BRANDON SOCIETY recently recommended the following speculative fiction books for Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month:



Ted Chiang STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS: A… Continue

Added by Lisa Marie on April 15, 2008 at 10:51am — No Comments

Heading to the NYC Comic Con

After two weekends of writers' conferences I'm off to the NY Comic Con with my husband and brother this coming weekend. I must be a glutton for punishment. I'm not attending on Friday because my brother will not be a slacker like his older sister and take a day off from work. I tried to convince him that it was the professional only day (until 3pm) and it might not be so overwhelming. No can do - that guy is super-responsible.



So it's Saturday - ugh. I hope the crowds don't make me… Continue

Added by Diane on April 14, 2008 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Dossouye is in the house!

Time for some shameless self-promotion. But then, is there any other kind of self-promotion?



I’ll get right down to it. A new novel by me is now available. Its title is Dossouye, and it is being published by Sword & Soul Media, through www.lulu.com. That’s right … print-on-demand. I’ll tell you the reason I went that route in a minute.



The novel is based on several stories I’ve had published over the years about a black woman warrior named Dossouye. Her adventures take… Continue

Added by Charles R. Saunders on April 11, 2008 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

Chimurenga African speculative fiction anthology

Chimu People on the 164-page double edition, out now



The latest issue of the Cape Town based cultural and literary journal, Chimurenga, is a double-take on sci-fi and speculative writing from the African world, collectively titled “Dr. Satan’s Echo Chamber”. The title of the double-issue is drawn from a dub mix by the late Jamaican producer King… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 8, 2008 at 2:18pm — 5 Comments

Wars, great, small, undeclared, or recurrent

Yesterday I stayed in bed all day and watched movies. I saw two movies I hadn't seen before. One was called Tomorrow (by writer Faulkner by way of director Horton Foote and actor Duvall) and the other was called Constantine with my lifelong crush Keanu Reeves. (In fact I have had such a jones for Keanu for such a long time that in Wind Follower I actually named my character Kaynu after him.)



Anyways, Constantine --despite Keanu's gorgeous self-- just had me rolling my eyes. Hey, I'm… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 8, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

The Pedestal of Author

Yesterday, I received a sweet little e-missive from a fellow author. In it, she lovingly but firmly told me about the concept of The Pedestal of Author. Backstory: I've gotten mostly good reviews on Wind Follower. When I have gotten bad reviews, I let it slide. Everyone has an opinion. When I get a really, really, really bad review....where the reviewer obviously hasn't written the book....well, I actually try to defend myself. Which is a no-no in writing circles, I'm told.



Anyway,… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 8, 2008 at 2:15pm — No Comments

BLOG TOUR: Phoenix Tales by Gregory Banks





Phoenix Tales

By Gregory Banks

WheelMan Press

www.lulu.com/WheelManPress

www.PhoenixTalesBook.com







FeBlueberry 2005 Hipiers.com newsletter

"...For an experience in description and emotion, this is good." - Piers Anthony, Author the Xanth series.



Carole McDonnell, The Compulsive Reader, March 30,… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 8, 2008 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Podcast of Homecoming at the Borderlands Cafe

Please check out the podcast of my story, Homecoming at the Borderlands Cafe over at Escape Pod. It takes about fifteen minutes to listen to. Please comment if you can. It's a story about race and religion in an alternate America...and some folks don't like race in science fiction stories.

-Carole McDonnell

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 8, 2008 at 2:11pm — No Comments

A bit of history

I’ll begin this blog with a bit of history: namely, an excerpt from an essay I wrote back in 1977. The essay was called “Why Blacks Don’t Read Science Fiction,” and it was first published in a fanzine called Windhaven. A revised version appeared in a book titled Brave new Universe in 1980. A later essay, “Why Blacks Should Read (and Write) Science Fiction, included in the first Dark Matter anthology in 2000, was a sequel to the earlier one, which was something of a rant.



Here… Continue

Added by Charles R. Saunders on April 4, 2008 at 7:10pm — 5 Comments

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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)



Slaying Pollyanna...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 17, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

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Topics: Commentary, Diversity, Humor, Science Fiction, Star Trek, Women in Science

I finally used my Fire Stick - post the Kodi "jail break" for watching some well-deserved (and on-demand) escapist TV, especially appreciated while doing…
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BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST

Posted by Geoff Thorne on November 16, 2017 at 11:00pm 2 Comments

okay.



It's been a while so i think is should start out with this.

Next year, in addition to what we all expect to be the miraculous and life-changing BLACK PANTHER feature film, there will also be a new version of the Marvel animated AVENGERS series, featuring Black Panther as well.

When I say "feature" I really mean "focus on" because this next season is so much about Black Panther that they retitled the show to make it clear.

For four seasons the show was called MARVEL'S AVENGERS: ASSEMBLE. NEXT season it will be called MARVEL'S AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST.

I'm mentioning it here for two reasons.

1) Folks around here need to watch the hell out of this show. It's a totally different vibe than what's gone before on these TV series.

2) The reason I know this is because I'm the head writer. I'm not legally allowed to say anything more than this at this time.

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