Dr. Phil Brooks stood in a soundproof room surrounded by military brass that wanted answers and they wanted them yesterday. Dr. Brooks handed each of them black files stamped TOP SECRET/BIOLOGICAL WARFARE. “This is what we have been working on here in the labs. I am sure you will understand the seriousness of the situation at hand.”
A grunt came from the Chairman of Joint Chiefs Brigadier General William Marks but he let it go.
Studying the file, it took General William Thomas, M.D… Continue
Added by Roderick Cooks on August 30, 2008 at 3:27pm —
I thank you guys for putting your money where your mouth is. I am coming completely out of pocket for all this because it has to be done. My son is not the only young black child that needs for positive black toys to play with. Second fiddle and sidekicks just won't cut it for him. I have to take a few months to get my skills up to par while the action figure is re-done and the storyboards for the comic book get drawn. The 3d Movie should be ready by Fall 2009.
I had a flub… Continue
Added by TheDigitalBrothers on August 29, 2008 at 3:56pm —
WINTER GHOST p5
The storm comes on again like an explosion as I turn and leap off of the steps. It’s so strong… pushes me sideways and we almost fall. It’s so loud that I can’t hear if the door opens behind us.
I don’t look back.
The deep snow pulls at my pumping legs but the storm wind pushes at me from behind. I don’t dare turn. Just run. Keep running. Don’t drop her.
The twin bushes rise up ahead of me, still whipsawing snow all about; the wind seems to… Continue
Added by Night Manager on August 29, 2008 at 3:00pm —
He's BaRack'n the House. This is the stuff of great books.
Added by Diane on August 28, 2008 at 9:47pm —
My novel, Sunny and the Leopard People
, has just been acquired by Sharyn November
at Viking (for the harcover) and Firebird Books
(for the paperback). Both are imprints of Penguin.
About three years ago, I met this spunky little gangly girl. She was the daughter of a family friend. They were visiting from Nigeria. She was also strikingly albino. Imagine a girl… Continue
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 28, 2008 at 5:00am —
Murder In Nufrika (Part III)
Diana’s family home was in the middle of a Uganda safari, miles from modern civilization, although civilization was very evident in this well established mansion. Its structure was fashioned after the American White House. The house itself was deep purple, black and gold. Carter would joke that it could be seen from the same distance of a satellite. The front lawn was divided by a path… Continue
Added by Dredwalker on August 27, 2008 at 10:15pm —
Murder In Nufrika (Part II)
I slammed the phone down on Calhoun’s ear. His arrogance has made my blood boil. Although I am the Sergeant there is a level of respect that I got at the precinct that I could do without. Although they never made it blatant, half the officers resented didn’t respect me due to my American ancestry. I was not going to bring my son down to be subjected to Calhoun’s or other’s scrutiny. Not… Continue
Added by Dredwalker on August 27, 2008 at 10:06pm —
Murder In Nufrika (Part I)
Atabra, Sudan. February 23, 2216. Five days before the first centennial of “New Africa”, as the elder politicians still call it. The average citizen chuckle and scoff at the archaic pronunciation. The term was now “Nufrika” coined by the young and those who resist the conformed. Even my 15 year old son, Carter G.W. Danjuma (Because he was born on a Friday)
finds such people… Continue
Added by Dredwalker on August 27, 2008 at 9:59pm —
I am here to day to tell you
Of a step forward
Or maybe one backwards
In space age technology
When you here what I say
You may shutter
The coal powered space shuttle
You’ll get were you’re going
Just as fast
Its modern technology
Who needs potent liquid
When you have black rocks
It’ll be just like grilling in space
But in any case
If its good enough… Continue
Added by william landis on August 26, 2008 at 10:25am —
This comment is for every single member on this page. I am proud to be a member of this page. It is beautiful to come into this site and see all the new members from all over the world joining in. The sENERGY that this page produces is radiating cosmic-ly. It is wonderful to connect to such creative people with amazing diversity. POWER to the members of BSFS. And from me I send nothing but beautiful, loving ENERGY to each and every one of you. Let's keep it going strong.
Added by Jeanine Wright on August 25, 2008 at 6:30pm —
Three hours earlier, Admiral McCray and First Officer Thorvald were ferried back to their ship on board the NeoAfrican cruiser, Douglass.
Admiral McCray and the cruiser’s captain, Anita Johnson, had a pleasant conversation, while Thorvald looked on in his usual silence. When McCray and the captain parted it was with good cheer and the two Unity Expedition officers walked through the docking tube connecting the Douglass to the Admiral’s command ship Swiftstrider.
“This is intolerable,”… Continue
Added by Ronald T. Jones on August 23, 2008 at 11:35am —
Regally attired humans gyrated wildly to the beat of the latest pop tune. A few stumbled about with drunken abandon, others laid out on the floor, their faces locked in rigor mortis expressions of drug-induced bliss. Humans fight hard, party harder. With total victory over the Tacherins in our grasp, the rowdiness of the celebrants did not surprise me in the least.
There were relatively few Vingin present. They tended to cluster in groups, forming little islands of calm amid the clamor of… Continue
Added by Ronald T. Jones on August 23, 2008 at 11:00am —
WINTER GHOST P4
She’s hurt, I say, but no one answers.
She needs help, I say, but the door remains shut.
I stare into the spy-hole and… I swear it’s staring right back at us. It’s a small dark hole in the old battered door set in the bowel of a nasty knot in the wood of the long twisted middle plank. A tiny ring a brass sits just inside the knurl, marking it as more than just a natural hole in the wood. But there’s no glass in it. The center is shadowy… gray… I… Continue
Added by Night Manager on August 22, 2008 at 3:00pm —
The Carl Brandon Society has a program in book advocacy: every ethnic heritage month we will be sending out a list of ten speculative fiction books, which are still in print, by authors of that heritage to bookstores and libraries so that they can feature these books and encourage readers to pick them up.
The way we arrive at the list is by asking our members to submit nominations, and then by polling members to choose the top ten. Right now we're taking nominations of speculative… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 21, 2008 at 6:34am —
I have a short story called "Spider the Artist" in a just released environmental science fiction anthology called Seeds of Change (Prime Books). Read an excerpt here
I hope you enjoy the anthology's book trailer
(heh, that's my mom's voice you hear). Watch it on youtube… Continue
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 20, 2008 at 7:16pm —
UIDELINES FOR CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2:
more tales of beauty and strangeness
CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness is the next volume in the annual anthology series edited by Mike Allen, scheduled to be published by Norilana Books in July 2009. The anthology's literary focus is on the high end, and it is open to the full range of the speculative and fantastic genres.
Editor Mike Allen says: "CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2 is a home for stories that sidestep expectations in… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 17, 2008 at 11:38am —
WINTER GHOST P3
The door is… so strange. There’s no screen door. The snow is piled right up against it. It’s wood, dark and weather beaten, in thick long planks from top to snow covered bottom. It’s not especially ornate and there is no window set in it but there is an eyehole with an old fashion knocker just beneath it. I don’t see a doorbell.
Maybe the knocker is the bell.
The snow rises in a mound the higher the steps get but with one foot on the first step… Continue
Added by Night Manager on August 15, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Man read this 'holy book' that Kurt Von alluded to in his novels over at BlueBlack Atlantis
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on August 15, 2008 at 12:37am —
It was dawn in the Danakil desert. The sun rose above Erta Ale. Most people thought it was unwise to build a space aircraft launching facility near an active volcano, but other than the volcano the location was perfect. The landscape was mostly flat, and there was only a small local population because it was near an active volcano. The wild life weren’t a problem either. The Ostriches, Gazelles, and African Wild Asses lived as if the space center wasn’t even there.
Though still this would… Continue
Added by william landis on August 13, 2008 at 11:19pm —
This was an article I originally wrote for Christian Fiction Factor but it has some good points that fit spec-fic writers also.
The Uses and Misuses of Inspiration.
“The Lord gave me this idea.”
How often I’ve heard a new writer say this? Often, this sentence preceded great stories. But just as often it introduced writings that were so half-baked I found myself searching for a tactful way to say “Please don’t blame the Lord for… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 13, 2008 at 10:15am —