August 2009 Blog Posts (11)

Interview with BSFS Member - Zetta Elliott

In continuing my effort to highlight work by authors of color from across the African diaspora, here's our latest:

http://www.myafricandiaspora.com/books.php

Added by Veronica Henry on August 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

preliminary cover of my forthcoming adult novel, Who Fears Death

This is the preliminary cover for my forthcoming adult novel, Who Fears Death.

My favorite parts are the vulture (my main character Onyesonwu has a...special…

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Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 30, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

My response to District 419…I mean District 9. ;-)

Contrary to many, I did not like District 9...for many reasons. After some deliberation, I decided to post my reasons on my blog.

Read it here.

Nnedi

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 23, 2009 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

IN ABSENTIA AT ONYXCON

As most of you are aware, Joseph Wheeler III’s historic Onyxcon convention was held in Atlanta last weekend. Joseph invited me to attend, but that wasn’t possible. In my absence, I wrote a short speech and asked my good friend Milton Davis, who attended the convention, to deliver it for me. Milton was gracious enough to do so, and I thought I’d share the speech with BSFS. Here it is:



How many times have people gone someplace they’ve always wanted to go to, and sent postcards saying:… Continue

Added by Charles R. Saunders on August 19, 2009 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

Mermaid (Flash Fiction)

Say, the only dream you ever had was blue. A cool, fierce brilliance that engulfs everything in the universe. All you know of your place in the monochromatic everything is webbed feet, jewel fingers and a certain unnameable longing. At night - there in the dark you reach upward and out, straining to grasp the hazy glow of a distant light in your palms.



You begin to drift faster and farther from the deep and dark. It’s warm near the surface but you don’t know what warmth… Continue

Added by mikodragonfly on August 13, 2009 at 6:43am — 2 Comments

Is Africa Ready for Science Fiction?

Read my essay titled "Is Africa Ready for SF" on the Nebula Awards blog here.
I interviewed a few interesting folks including Nollywood film director Tchidi Chikere.

Nnedi

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 12, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

The Speculative Literature Foundation Older Writer Grant. I Entered and Won!

The Speculative Literature Foundation was launched in January 2004 to promote literary quality in speculative fiction. Every year they offer a grant for older writers . Every year I put off entering. Well, this year because of a reminder by Malon Edwards I got my behind in gear and entered a selection from my novel Act of Grace and guess what I won!!!



Information about me and my entry should be up on the… Continue

Added by Karen Simpson on August 12, 2009 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Writing 2 stories at once

I felt like I kinda needed to do both..............write my short story online and my main work quietly at home.
So please bear with me my online short story will constantly be updated

Added by Raymond Murray on August 5, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Ten Minute Freewrite

I have ten minutes left until lunch, and i feel like writing. Enjoy!



Kotan



Markel tossed and turned on his bedroll, awaking with a start every time a shattering blast of thunder ripped through the countryside surrounding his small cottage. Iridescent flashes of light sparked outside of his window, throwing splashes of color across the interior of his home. No one could sleep through a storm such as this, he thought. How could anyone? He imagined the entire willage out… Continue

Added by Troy Wiggins on August 5, 2009 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

Tales of Erede Princess Of Alms

“Well, well, look who’s here. You could have been anywhere else in the world, but you chose to be here with me. Fate has chosen me to be your guide, through a world of great chaos and equal beauty. So I welcome you to the World of Erede, and our story begins with one little Princess.”



It was a day like any other in the city of Alms. The trees whispered quietly amongst themselves, as the fairies danced with daisies in the field. Sounds of drunken dwarves echoed throughout the taverns.… Continue

Added by Raymond Murray on August 4, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Online short stories

I spent the past couple of days debating "with myself mostly' whether or not to post my stories online. I mean why the hell not right?...So needless to say tomorrow I will post the first in a series of short stories online. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I need to write them.

Added by Raymond Murray on August 3, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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Afrofuturism Lives . pt.3

Posted by Winston Blakely on August 10, 2018 at 10:52am 1 Comment

   It's time for a  3rd installment of Afro futurism Lives... Hopefully this       one will be well received.

   I also have books available at amazon.com featuring these heroes 

   invisoned in these ads.

   Today, you are looking at the Warrior Mysterian, he is a combo

    of Conan and Dr.Strange.  I seem to be fond of both genres

    and put forth the effort to create something unique.  

     Here is the ad for this week.

  

        

   

      check the link below for t shirts and posters...

        https://www.teepublic.com/user/winston5

         and for books,check this…

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Afrofuturism Lives . pt.2

Posted by Winston Blakely on August 3, 2018 at 2:58pm 0 Comments

        Hello, Afrofuturistic enthusiastic fans... time for a new ad promoting this subject.

        This hero is an upcoming self published  character in an anthology that I will revealed in a

         future blog.

          But his name is on the t-shirt attributed to the genre that he is a part of.

          So go ahead and take a look and see what you like.

           My storefront is rapidly growing with images of great interest.

             

                   Here is the link for you to explore my archives of art images.

                       …

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They Are Q...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 3, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: DC Villains/Anarchy Wiki page 

Topics: Civics, Existentialism, Philosophy, Politics

I'm taking two weeks off before the fall semester and my sophomore year in graduate school. Tomorrow (Saturday, August 4th), I'll be giving a presentation on…
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TESS...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 2, 2018 at 9:58am 0 Comments

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will search more than 85% of the sky.Credit: Leif Heimbold/NASA

Topics: Exoplanets, NASA, Planetary Science, Space Exploration, Star Trek

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek…
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Aura, The Art of Winston Blakely

Posted by Winston Blakely on August 2, 2018 at 6:55am 0 Comments

           Hello, Afrofuturistic fans... We are one day away from my continued campaign for Afrofuturistic

           images at tee.public.com

           Yes, a new ad exploring this culturally esteem event.

            But I would like to present to you a book full of such art.

           Aura, The Art of Winston Blakely, by yours truly is an personal adventure

          into my studio archives.

          I am doubled bless to have a special introduction by the main man himself

         who has dedicated himself to this site.

          Oh, yes...  Your commander in Chief and Prime Administrator Jarvis Sheffield

           wrote an complementary foreword to my artbook.

                  Thank You... Good Sir.

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Graphene Black Hole Hologram...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on August 1, 2018 at 12:42pm 0 Comments

An image to illustrate the concept of holographic duality between a graphene flake and a black hole. Physics World

Topics: Black Holes, Einstein, General Relativity, Graphene, Nanotechnology, Quantum Mechanics

Much research on black holes is theoretical since…
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Downloading Death...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on July 31, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Image source: the Cool t-shirt

Topics: 3D Printing, Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Philosophy, Politics

I'm quoting the actress Alyssa Milano from the CNN article which went live today titled: "…
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The Perpetuity of Doomsday...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on July 30, 2018 at 6:10am 0 Comments

A blood moon photo taken on Apr. 15, 2014. The world did not end when that blood moon occurred, and it is unlikely to end tomorrow (26 July), either. Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Moon, NASA

Tonight (July 26 -…
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