Afrofuturism is on the Radar once again, and this time we explore its relationship to Cyberpunk, a related Science Fiction genre.
Cyberpunk is a…
The following is an excerpt from a story I'm writing called Obasi's Honor. Hope you enjoy it.
The artist is Gauntlet.
Behind him lay the bodies he’d killed; it had been, at best, serendipity, and not skill.
He would rather that it had been…Continue
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The Second Saga continues as the Aesir Chief sent out onto the Seas of Time for the rescue of his people. Even if he can come to the aid of his countrymen, his next task will be to find Little Fish somewhere in time or he won't be able to return to the Valley Realm! But a great and all too familiar danger looms before his people and the Chief must face it alone in order save his own life and secure the future of his people. May the Priestess watch over him! Monday August…Continue
For me, the most difficult parts of the body to draw are the face and the hands, which is why I generally do them last, and on separate sheets of paper. There is nothing worse than drawing a great body, and then ruining it with the face that does not come out right, or the hands, which might look funny. So I learned to make my light table my best friend in drawing, and to use models, models and more models. Not like, Victoria Secret…
Added by A. Y. Emanuel on July 29, 2016 at 5:02pm — No Comments
My first, full length, novel is being released by Azoth Khem Publishing. So is my second and my third. This makes sense since all three work together to form a linear trilogy. Get your credit cards ready.…Continue
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Day Two of the Urban Axis IndyCon 2 was very informative. I got a chance to speak with a few more of the vendors. I also had the opportunity to talk to some of the people who organized the IndyCon. In addition being passionate about bringing artists together, all of the organizers are artists in their own right. We ended up discussing everything from graphic novels to video games to music.
To read more,…Continue
Added by Joey Pinkney on July 28, 2016 at 7:09pm — No Comments
I recently attended the Urban Axis IndyCon 2 in Decatur, GA, over the weekend of July 23-24, 2016. Jarvis Sheffield, founder of the Black Science Fiction Society, presented me with this opportunity. I served as the moderator for the Black Science Fiction panel. (That panel was the first time I got to meet a Jedi – live in the flesh.)
To read more, go to this link:…Continue
Added by Joey Pinkney on July 28, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on July 28, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments
So let's talk about "Building". We see the images and things that are portrayed about people of color in the mainstream media and the truth is we will have very little power to change them. But what we CAN do is build our own media outlets and tell our OWN stories. But that takes funding. Now JBN - Jericho…Continue
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I have left one project but picked up a new one that has me really excited. So here you go.
14 Frogs - currently out on Bewildering Stories
Legends Parallel - currently out on Hadithi Sambamba Comix…
Added by Bill McCormick on July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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I have what I call throw-away stories. These are stories that I never write down. They are sometimes complex or simple. I run through them in different ways, living in one character or another. But they are not full and complete stories, like the ones I share. They are not crystallized, like the ones I write down, but remain fluid, mutable. Sometimes I come up with the greatest ideas through them - and I might adapt it and write it down for another story. But these…Continue
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on July 25, 2016 at 5:22am — No Comments
My mother always says that I have natural talent as an artist. That's always nice to hear, but the truth is, that there is nothing natural about it.
I have, basically, two talents: writing, and the ability to learn anything. But even…Continue
Added by A. Y. Emanuel on July 23, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments
From Brii Richards:
Hello! The addition of a word from the author was a nice touch to your website. There's been something I've thought about ever since I started reading your books and am wondering if you might want to expand upon. The names of people, places and things in your books are all very unique and interesting. But aside from just names, you also have your characters commit the act of naming. What are the conventions that you have your characters abide by in naming.…Continue
Added by A. Y. Emanuel on July 22, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments
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Added by Reginald L. Goodwin on July 22, 2016 at 7:56am — No Comments
Yeah! I have something I'm trying to do for work. Kind of inspired by a forum topic about why black speculative fiction isn't popular. I started getting emails about it recently and it got my brain ticking.
At the large bookstore chain where I work, we do have a few shelves of African American fiction. But they're mostly urban fiction about gangs, or slave narratives. Nothing wrong with either, but my hypothesis is that if you don't have a way of knowing that there's sci fi…Continue
So I read this article about Herbalife and how they have had legal issues. For those of you who don't know, Herbalife is a company selling health products and nutrition supplements. They also are a Multi Level Marketing company.
I may lose some people on here, but…Continue
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