In continuing my effort to highlight work by authors of color from across the African diaspora, here's our latest:
Added by Veronica Henry on August 31, 2009 at 3:30pm —
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…
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 30, 2009 at 7:00am —
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
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 23, 2009 at 8:50pm —
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 —
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 —
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.
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 12, 2009 at 10:30pm —
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 —
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 —
I have ten minutes left until lunch, and i feel like writing. Enjoy!
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 —
“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 —
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 —