September 2009 Blog Posts (15)

Prodigal sons

So this has been a crazy year. Not worth going into.



Ups and downs; you know.



So here's an up.



My partner and I created a company called GENRE 19 which just means the two of us making comics together.



We put together this thing called PRODIGAL which is jut straight up actiony fun. No superheroes. No super villains. No spandex. No secret IDs.



Here's the cover of #1



It's officially coming… Continue

Added by Geoff Thorne on September 30, 2009 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

The Planet Star - Unfolding Prophecy

THEMATIC QUESTION(S)



If events are permitted to occur naturally, would prophecies become realities? Can a prophecy be changed by manipulating events? Perhaps prophetic revelations come to fruition when a sequence of events is manipulated, and that prophecy is, in fact, contingent upon those alterations.



SUMMARY



A young widow leaves her home planet, heading out into the galaxy to a planet that will help her to reestablish her life as well as that of her young… Continue

Added by Cheryll M. Chakrabarti on September 24, 2009 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Nnedi in SF Signal's Mind Meld

Excerpted from the latest… Continue

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on September 20, 2009 at 6:39pm — No Comments

eve of Jewish New Year

I am trying to feel “Happy New Year” when so much hate is creeping across the land. After all, I know so many good people. Even my workshop members who I drive batty.



I got another call begging me to write or call my senator about health care. Done that 2 or 3 times already. I guess that I will take a page from my elders’ notebook and do it again--even if I don’t think they are listening. On Facebook, I pasted a phrase from Sh’ma which came, the essayist says, from Kotzker Rebbe:… Continue

Added by MariesDaughter on September 18, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Check out Fire and Ink October in Austin, TX



Writer's Festival for GLBTQ people of African descent.

Nalo Hopkinson will be one of the speakers!

Added by Anne Gray on September 18, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Calling All Writers - Short Story Competition

Please help us spread the word about...



1st Annual MyAfricanDiaspora.com SHORT STORY COMPETITION



In our ongoing effort to promote positive images that reflect people of African descent, the website that connects that African Diaspora is pleased to announce our first annual Short Story contest.



We're looking for fiction that is unique, stories with characters we'll remember, plots that… Continue

Added by Veronica Henry on September 18, 2009 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Banjo Strings - Ch. 1

(Note: this Sci Fi/Horror/Neo-Southern Gothic Fable is explicit and for mature audiences only...)





Chapter 1





Augustus Wainwright was having an old familiar dream, of when he was thirteen and caught the dark chocolate upstairs maid smoking in his mother's bathroom, her private sanctuary. He'd fancied that gal all summer, and now he had her, close enough to touch. His face stretched into a goofy grin, he ordered the maid to his room near the back of the mansion.… Continue

Added by Larry Winfield on September 16, 2009 at 8:37pm — 3 Comments

Sigh

Sigh--I went all "Black" on my writing workshop tonight.



One tires of having to explain the substructure of a story. On the other hand, it is instructive to see much how they miss. I have more or less decided that I will explain, but I am not going to denature Black culture.



In science fiction, you don't stop and explain how "ray guns" work, and I am not going to stop and explain that Texas Southern is a Black school and that maybe a character described as a student there… Continue

Added by MariesDaughter on September 14, 2009 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Scrapping and rethinking---------WarHammer Trials

Well sort of considering the fact I never really destroy anything-just rethinking the order
my main focus now is trying to make everything fit....you know family trees timeline...that's really important to me..........


So the next story will be Children of Fire and Ice it has been brought to my attention that my Queen Phenica character is of great interest on other websites of course) and I need to elaborate on her more.

Added by Raymond Murray on September 11, 2009 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Reverse Phonics started out as a good idea but......

I realized how hard it would be for some people to pronounce ----plus it really doesnt fit with my story direction so i just might scratch that idea all together

Added by Raymond Murray on September 11, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Goals

My blog is mainly over at LiveJournal, but perhaps I should double post here:


Did I finish a story for workshop? Yes, I made my goal. A bit late. And it means that I didn't log on to "work" work tonight. But it was emailed out to members. Now I guess that I have to do real work. And think of another story.

Added by MariesDaughter on September 10, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Black Jack - A Drama of Magic, Mystery, and Legerdemain

Wanted to let all the denizens of Black Sci-Fi SOCIETY

know that my novel is Now available on iUniverse.com AMAZON AND Barnes&Noble in 2 wks!

I am excited to get this love story out: truly one of the greatest untold dramas of the 20th Century. I say this not because they are my relatives. Black Herman

is described by history books as the "first black superstar of magic". Eva, the "Woman Buried Alive"

was his femme fatale, able to perform any trick he

could devise.… Continue

Added by george patton on September 8, 2009 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Penn Ave Mail Center Book Signing Appearance.

Everyone is invited to come down to the Penn Ave Mail Center in East Liberty for my 3rd book signing appearance. The Mail Center is located in the Village of the Eastside Plaza, 6393 Penn Ave. It's run by two friends of mine, Kirstin and Clarence Womack, who's business offer a variety of mail delivery services. So remember the day and time. Saturday, September 12. Time: 10:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. And for those of you who live outside the Pitsburgh PA area, far outside, I suggest either Greyhound… Continue

Added by Barry K. Nelson on September 7, 2009 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Rosedust - Supernatural flash fiction...

Rosedust



i like the dark, it's friendly

i am the dark

hiding in dreams is exquisite

hiding in his dreams

was the only way to keep him.



She strolls in a garden at sunset, a walking, vibrating shadow. Her long robe made no sound, did not catch on the rose thorns she passed. Her bare feet rested on unbent blades of grass as she stopped before a perfect blossom, one of many on a waist- high bush. Her robe opened as she bent closer to it, almost brushing her… Continue

Added by Larry Winfield on September 6, 2009 at 11:10pm — 1 Comment

Backstory...

Ok, I just put the website badge on my bookpage, so now's a good time to introduce myself and my little project.



My Sci-Fi/Erotic Horror/Neo-Southern Gothic Fable Banjo Strings is the opening movement in an ongoing, real time, participatory literary experiment - The Writing Process as Performance Art. I say 'experiment' because I'm breaking damn near every publishing industry rule in the process.



Backstory:



I moved to LA from Chicago in 2002. In 2005 I… Continue

Added by Larry Winfield on September 2, 2009 at 4:17am — No Comments

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CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by KENNETH E JAMES on November 18, 2017 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

That's right i said it Challenge for the week if you are an Artist,Writer, whatever the case. If you are a writer do 10 Pages a day for the next week and prove it by Saturday the 25th. That is 70 pages by one week. Now here is the caveat you have to do it in the time frame of your normal day if you cant than try using an hour by hour schedule to see what you are doing that is wasting some time. Nuff said we are all adults here we go! 

WINTERMAN COMICS #1

Posted by Geoff Thorne on November 17, 2017 at 12:32pm 2 Comments

Also, I launched my comics line last month with WINTERMAN COMICS #1

#2 drops at the end of this month and so on. In 2018 three new titles will arrive in a very interesting way.

The comics are sold digital-only on AMAZON (for now. other outlets when i get some free time to make the appropriate files)



Slaying Pollyanna...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 17, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: IMDB.com

Topics: Commentary, Diversity, Humor, Science Fiction, Star Trek, Women in Science

I finally used my Fire Stick - post the Kodi "jail break" for watching some well-deserved (and on-demand) escapist TV, especially appreciated while doing…
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BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST

Posted by Geoff Thorne on November 16, 2017 at 11:00pm 2 Comments

okay.



It's been a while so i think is should start out with this.

Next year, in addition to what we all expect to be the miraculous and life-changing BLACK PANTHER feature film, there will also be a new version of the Marvel animated AVENGERS series, featuring Black Panther as well.

When I say "feature" I really mean "focus on" because this next season is so much about Black Panther that they retitled the show to make it clear.

For four seasons the show was called MARVEL'S AVENGERS: ASSEMBLE. NEXT season it will be called MARVEL'S AVENGERS: BLACK PANTHER'S QUEST.

I'm mentioning it here for two reasons.

1) Folks around here need to watch the hell out of this show. It's a totally different vibe than what's gone before on these TV series.

2) The reason I know this is because I'm the head writer. I'm not legally allowed to say anything more than this at this time.

Working for…

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