April 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Garren and the Ironic Dream - Another Ironics Short circa 2005

Another bit of the Ironics story. I've been dusting off the pieces and looking them over and trying to decide if I will ever put them together and make them into something worth reading. This story was written before the one I posted previously. I keep coming back to this one, thinking that something is there, but I haven't returned to write it through to the end.



The Ironic Dream

Tally’s breath was hot on Garren’s face. Garren closed his eyes against the steady press of… Continue

Added by VD DeVau on April 27, 2009 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention







Email BlackAgeofComics@ECBACC.com to be added to the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention email list.



See our Application Forms page for more information about volunteering or purchasing an admission to the convention.…




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Added by The Cushite on April 25, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Delany article on racism and scifi now up at New York Review of Sci Fi

http://www.nyrsf.com/racism-and-science-fiction-.html

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 23, 2009 at 9:44am — 3 Comments

For indie film makers among us -- bigstar contests

http://www.bigstar.tv/film-contests

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 22, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

Join 22nd Century at the Book Expo



This is our first year as participants in Book Expo America - the premier event for the North American publishing industry - and we are plenty excited. BookExpo America will be held this year from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York,… Continue

Added by Diane on April 21, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

22nd Century Press Gets Publishers Weekly Mention

The article sidebar Issues of Race in SF in this weeks' (April 13th) Publishers Weekly has a quote from BAS founder and 22nd Century Press publisher, Diane Williams.



Writer Rose Fox takes a quick look at two presses who produce speculative fiction for non-white readers and authors.…



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Added by Diane on April 14, 2009 at 12:24am — No Comments

How to Put Black into Speculative Fiction

NOTE: The following is an article that I submitted to Publisher's Weekly for their "ethnic" sf edition, the week of April 13, 2009. PW contacted me and said they liked it but could only use parts of my story and not the entire piece. I wanted to share with the BSF SOCIETY my complete thoughts on how the mainstream industry should approach the development and promotion of Black SF.




What Makes Science Fiction and Fantasy Afrocentric?





The… Continue

Added by Stafford Battle on April 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

book trailer for The Shadow Speaker and an excerpt for my forthcoming adult novel, Who Fears Death

The paperback of my 2nd novel, The Shadow Speaker, was just released. My oh so talented brother, Emezie Okorafor, has done a brief book trailer for the book. View it here



Also, along with an excerpt of the Shadow Speaker (read it here), I've posted an excerpt from my forthcoming novel, Who Fears Death. Read it… Continue

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on April 1, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments

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Measuring Cosmic Distances...

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

Image Source: Link below

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…
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[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!   urbanmage.net/



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



urbanmage.net/



GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE

ACTIVIST | MYSTIC WARRIOR | NOT YOUR AVERAGE HERO



urbanmage.net/



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

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Nanoglue...

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…
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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…

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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…
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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.

Peace.

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 1992....at 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…

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A NEW PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK, SHE

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 Amazon.com

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