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

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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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Nano Noise...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 16, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

New noise: researchers have discovered a new type of noise that is associated with differences in temperature. (Courtesy: iStock/Swillklitch)

Topics: Acoustic Physics, Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, Semiconductor Technology, Thermodynamics

A new type of electronic noise has been discovered by a team of physicists and chemists in…
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Moon Moons...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 15, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Could Earth's moon have its own moon? Science says: in theory. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Topics: Astrophysics, Exoplanets, NASA, Planetary Science, Space Exploration

I couldn't compound the two words in the post title (as in the article) and keep a straight face. Although, someone will likely write fiction about double system…
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Janeway, Nechayev, Sisko and #MeToo...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 12, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Image Sources: Memory Alpha Wiki

Topics: Civil Rights, Diversity in Science, Existentialism, Human Rights, Star Trek, Women in Science

Kathryn Janeway was the Captain of the Starship Voyager, lost in the Delta Quadrant that managed to have a seven-year run and eventually get back to Federation space for…
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Morally Reprehensible...

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

Delegates at the first workshop on high-energy theory and gender held at CERN last month. (Courtesy: CERN)

Topics: Diversity, Diversity in Science, Women in Science

More than 3000 physicists have so far signed an open statement…
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Accounting Dark Matter...

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

Fade to black: a type 1a supernova remnant as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. (Courtesy: NASA)

Topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Dark Matter

Primordial black holes do not account for all dark matter, according to new research by…
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Catastrophe 2040...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 9, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Harry Taylor, 6, played with the bones of dead livestock on his family’s farm in New South Wales, Australia, an area that has faced severe drought. Credit: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

Topics: Climate Change, Ecology, Economy, Global Warming, Politics

1.5 degrees Celsius…

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Strange Fruit...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on October 8, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

The lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, 1930 [1]

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Diversity, Existentialism, Human Rights, Politics

On a hot August night in 1930 a crowd gathered in front of an Indiana jail — men, women, and children…
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Augustus Freeman AKA Icon Gets His Own Film starring...

Posted by Joe Pledger on October 8, 2018 at 2:20am 0 Comments

DC's answer to the film 'Black Panther' should be 'Icon'!  Starring Denzel Washington as Augustus Freeman and either Zendaya or Amandla Stenberg as Rocket,  'Icon' is the story of how an alien crash lands in a cotton field in 1839 and adopts the appearance of the first person that comes into contact with it being a slave woman.  He lives through American history leaving behind a legacy as his next begotten's namesake arriving in the present day as August Freeman IV.  Convinced of his otherworldly abilities to better his race by a teenager name Rocket,  Augustus Freeman becomes the superhero 'Icon'. 

 

The illustration is of an actor named John Garrett.…

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