Just got finished visiting The Museum of UnCut Funk, a site dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the Funk. We here at the Black Superhero Blog have always had a soft spot for the Funk and this site doesn't dissapoint. With its series of Funky blogs, exhibits, and online community they seem to have it all covered. There is even have a section about Black Comic Books. It's a pretty ambitious project all in all. Check them… Continue
â€œWar of the Wordsâ€ is the SciFiNow writing competition in association with Tor UK, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited (â€œthe Competitionâ€)
1. The winner will receive a publishing contract with Macmillan Publishers Limited for publica tion in 2010 dependent on publishing schedules. For the purposes of this competition we will pay the winning author a 20% royalty on net receipts but there will be no advance (i.e. an advance payment against future sales). Our contract is… Continue
Not getting ANY interest from Agents from my query letter. Any hints to help me improve it or should I just break down and rewrite the 1st chapter of my book?
I’ve been a fan of Sci-Fi and fantasy since before I could even read. For a young African American that meant watching and reading stories that didn’t include people who looked like me or who were from where I was from. Then as I got older it seemed as though the opposite began to happen with OVERLY Afro… Continue
The Museum of Uncut Funk is officially the shiznit people! they CONSISTANTLY educate me on the untold history of black comics. their feature on Black Music and Comics not only covered books i knew about (KRS ONE's Break the Chain), but they dropped dime on books about Public Enemy, Ice-T and 2 Live Crew that i never even HEARD of... and that's just the hip hop stuff! but the Museum always goes… Continue
“Funkemporium!” May 1st, 2009
Gotta give some link love to The Museum of Uncut Funk!
Described by curator Pamela Thomas, aka “Sister Tofunky,” as “The planet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the FUNK!,” The Museum of Uncut Funk has more galleries than the Smithsonian Institution. Before you click the link, get yourself a two-day pass and pack a lunch, ’cause you’ll definitely be there a while and… Continue
I was asked to do this a little while ago- by a professional astronomer, no less- so, here it is.
Well. Okay. It wasn't a little while ago; it was months. And she didn't so much ask me as she did inspire me to promise, proactively, that I would. She really is an astronomer, though, and that is the crux. She is one of those people who actually does the thing that scribblers like me only dream about. Such promises made to such people must be fulfilled or,… Continue
This is an excerpt at one of my attempts to crank out a story that has been bouncing around in my head. This actual excerpt will be included in a book of short stories that is almost complete. I'd appreciate any critique anyone is willing to offer. I've noticed many people here tend to lean towards the supportive veiwpoints. Those are great, but I'm looking for something more substantial if possible. At the least I hope you enjoy this tidbit.
"Les Ton Tons?"
"That used to be the name for the secret police. Taken from Voodoo Folklore; in mythology it was a
mischievous spirit that ate flesh." the nurse added authoritvely.
A delayed flight. Two passengers with a dark secret. An emigree from an island mired in
poverty and superstition; combined with a disfunctional crew, struggling with problems of
their own. A Voodoo curse and the promise of fantastic wealth. These are but parts of the
backstory of death… Continue
From now until June 17, you can get copies of my novels Imaro and Imaro2: The Quest for Cush at half-price from Night Shade Books (www.nightshadebooks.com). Use the coupon code 50NSB2009 at checkout. And remember, you can also get Imaro: The Trail of Bohu and Dossouye from Amazon.com or www.lulu.com. Here’s hoping you take advantage of Night Shade’s limited-time offer.
I read my first Stephen King book when I was 9. I stayed up all night and nearly fell out of bed when I heard an errant car honk from outside because it was so creepy. I thought I had read all of the King stuff there was. Somehow I kept missing The Eyes of the Dragon. It's one of the rare out of print King books (although I just learned it will probably be re-released soon). It is not nearly as bone-chilling as his horror works but like the Dark Tower series, it is haunting and lovely. I… Continue
But I must. I found out this weekend at the BEA that there is a serious Sci fi/fantasy book series coming out next winter from a totally unexpected source. However, I was told that I had to keep the name of this Black writer under wraps.
. . . AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's killin' me!
I just can't wait to see the looks on all of your faces. This is going to be good.
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