September 2011 Blog Posts (46)

Dinner Dispute (848 words)

This story's actually rather old, but I've just uploaded it onto Scribd. You can read it here. It's a very brief prehistoric-themed tale about Velociraptors attacking a T. Rex in order to steal his kill. Enjoy!

Added by Brandon Pilcher on September 30, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Call for Sci-Fi writers!

Lyons and Grant Multimedia LLC, a newly formed Black owned and operated New York based book publishing company, is now opened for business. Our mission is to give new writers of color the chance to publish and distribute their work when the big publishing house will not.

We are looking for talented Black writers who want to get their stories published and onto the shelves of national bookstores. If you already have a completed manuscript and would like us to evaluate it please contact…

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Added by Henry Lyons on September 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Priestess Saga: Done!

Well, it's been an interesting ride this summer writing the Priestess Saga. Doing the initial drafts on my cell phone was also interesting but not my cup of tea. The main thing was to prove it could be done. In the meantime, I think a well woven storyline in the tradition of ancient stories and myths was produced. I do believe those of you who have followed the story all summer will be pleased with the end. As for what's next for the Priestess? Not sure. But, I'm not ruling out anymore…

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Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on September 29, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Succor

I listen to people. It's just what I do. Pay attention to the words, but even more important, I pay close attention to the tone of the voice......the inflection.....the cadence.....Very subtle clues that mean everything. .

The words on my door tell the story...”Lead Jeneice Roberts, Audio Succor”. Not a whole lot to it.....I help people based on the things they decide to share. The only issues arise when my....clients....omit…

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Added by ThundaDiva on September 29, 2011 at 11:21am — 1 Comment

The 'End' has arrived!

The Priestess Saga comes to a close in Part VII! Having gained the trust of the great and powerful Goddess, The Valley Knight now must face his most powerful enemy in order to protect her though he doesn't stand a chance! Can the Knight save the Goddess and all the Valley Inhabitants as he has sworn to do or will he fall victim to this nigh unstoppable and all too familiar enemy? All will be revealed in the conclusion of "All Things Reaped."

Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on September 28, 2011 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments

Zines and Stuff

So I JUST found this video...

 

 


Added by Sumayyah Talibah on September 28, 2011 at 3:27pm — 3 Comments

Looking for Book Reviewers!

LYONS & GRANT MULTIMEDIA LLC (LGM), is ready to release their first novel "Supernature" penned by H.V.Lyons. They are looking for reviewers who are interested in reading and writing a review on this upcoming science fiction adventure novel.

The story was inspired by song writer Jean-Marc Cerrone's 1977 smash hit song by the same name, Supernature is a story about genetic engineering gone awry. After a series of strange incidents in the Arizona desert along…

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Added by Henry Lyons on September 28, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

Hayward's Reach

From the ansible memoires of Exalted Scout, Glendale Mokoto, Hero of the Exodus Wars and the Fall of Earth. These are an amalgam of the earliest recordings before he was presumed lost one hundred years ago.

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Added by Thaddeus on September 27, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

CILF (haibun)

It’s a trying day when your thoughts of superiority are proven false. When your races ego is crushed in an instant with just one message. It went to the United Nations during a meeting of the general body. How they knew when to send it is beyond me but of course these are smart creatures remember. The actual contents of the letter were never revealed but the gist of it was released by the media. It appeared that the Congress of Intelligent Life Forms (CILF) was going to annihilate all… Continue

Added by william landis on September 27, 2011 at 1:58am — 4 Comments

FOUR BULLETS FOR DILLON is LIVE!

A lost city in the Cambodian jungles run by a pint-sized tyrant wearing a gem-encrusted belt buckle. Beautiful women who lure Dillon and his rival, rock musician Sly Gantlet, into a clash of alpha males and a deadly set-up.  A beautiful queen and a backstabbing friend.  A quest for an evil artifact linked to… Continue

Added by Derrick Ferguson on September 26, 2011 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Short Story: Coming of Age

Saturday Morning, April

Kisanii was in her room on the floor, sitting on her legs, drawing again. Looked like a dog, or another wolf. She loved to draw, especially animals, but she could manage people pretty good, too. I smiled at my little artist, proud. I glanced around the room, at the varying posters of wolves, dogs, and pups on her walls. I walked on past the room without saying anything, thinking, leaving Kisanii to her art.

When the phone rang, I knew who it was. I…

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Added by Nat on September 26, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

ISEA Istanbul Paper is Online

The total number of ISEA 2011 Istanbul participants was around 1,350 people between local and international participants.  I was one of the international ones and here's what I presented:

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Added by NettieB on September 24, 2011 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Hyde - Chapter 10

HYDE

Portrait of a Modern Monster

The Doctor is In



"Mr. Hyde I presume?" 

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Added by Thaddeus on September 24, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Saga Concludes....

The Priestess Saga concludes in "All Things Reaped" as the Valley Knight, Chief of the Aesir and the boy Little Fish must contend with their separate destinies. All the lives they hold dear including the mighty Priestess herself depend on their courage and resourcefulness. Should any of the intrepid three fail in their tasks, all will be lost! Can two seasoned warriors and a boy hold their own against the gods and fate? The answers to those and other questions will be revealed in the exciting… Continue

Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on September 23, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Fighting For Food (~4,000 words)

Fighting For Food

It's set in a fantasy world populated by orcs, elves, and humans. The hero is a human warrior who chooses to fight for elves to feed his people, but experiences a conflict of consciences...

Added by Brandon Pilcher on September 21, 2011 at 11:02pm — No Comments

GRIOTS Review

Before we get into the meat-n-potatoes of this review, it’s necessary that Sherman set the Wayback Machine for 1970’s so we can indulge in a brief history lesson for context: Charles R. Saunders is a writer who like most of you reading this review fell in love with the work of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan, King Kull and Solomon Kane.  REH is credited with being the creator of “sword and sorcery” a sub-genre of epic fantasy.  Sword and sorcery concerns itself with stories driven by…

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Added by Derrick Ferguson on September 21, 2011 at 9:01pm — 3 Comments

The Siege of Agara - Prologue

Just wanted to throw out a piece of another novel I'm working on about a war between a great "Roman" empire and a large island off the coast of a fictional Africa. This isn't a final draft, but then again is there ever truly one?

 

 

Prologue

            “Prince Vessius, please slow down!” The servant’s plea echoed down the marble column hallway futilely. It was answered by the young prince’s giggle as he ran on. Ladies of the court, couriers, poets…

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Added by Sarah M. on September 20, 2011 at 3:32pm — 3 Comments

Short Story: The Potentials

I stare at the amusement park ride, remembering another contraption a lot like it. All this one did was go around and around, faster and faster, tipping as it rose up, to the delight of the riders. The ride stops in a few minutes, and the riders return to the ground, thrilled, with a happy memory, and the option to go again.

My boyfriend asks me, “Do you want to ride that one?” I hesitate. Do I? The sounds of the park quiet as I remember not all contraptions like this brought…

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Added by Nat on September 20, 2011 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

Comic Books and Their Lasting Importance - Lecture

 

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Added by Winston Blakely on September 17, 2011 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Ronald T. Jones is interviewed at ragebooks.com!

INTERVIEW WITH RONALD T. JONES, AUTHOR OF WARRIORS OF THE FOUR WORLDS.







1) Can you tell us something about your book? Warriors of the Four Worlds is an action-adventure tale set in a far off future in a distant part of the universe. Humans are struggling for survival in the face of certain extinction at the hands of a brutally aggressive species. Warriors is narrated from the perspective of a hardened military veteran, Lev Gorlin, who is forced to take up arms once again… Continue

Added by Ronald T. Jones on September 17, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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Measuring Cosmic Distances...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 13, 2018 at 6:22am 0 Comments

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Topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves, LIGO

Decades of experimental effort paid off spectacularly on 14 September 2015, when the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) spotted the gravitational waves…
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[New Project] GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE Web-comic

Posted by PHARAOH aka NUBIAN7 on December 12, 2018 at 10:50pm 0 Comments

Check out my latest project, GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE web-comic!   urbanmage.net/



Take a look and leave comments. You can leave comments on most pages; detailing what you like about each. Critiques are welcome and encouraged! 



urbanmage.net/



GLYPHX The URBAN MAGE

ACTIVIST | MYSTIC WARRIOR | NOT YOUR AVERAGE HERO



urbanmage.net/



Thank you for your time and energy. I appreciate any feedback or…

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Nanoglue...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 12, 2018 at 6:34am 0 Comments

Illustrations of frequency-dependent toughening in a polymer-metal-nanoglue-ceramic composite. Credit: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Topics: Materials Science, Metamaterials, Nanotechnology

In a discovery that could pave the way for new materials and applications, materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute…
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The Perfect Fluid...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 11, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

If collisions between small projectiles -- protons (p), deuterons (d), and helium-3 nuclei (3He) -- and gold nuclei (Au) create tiny hot spots of quark-gluon plasma, the pattern of particles picked up by the detector should retain some 'memory' of each projectile's initial shape. Measurements from the PHENIX experiment match these predictions with very strong correlations between the initial geometry and the final flow patterns. Credit: Javier Orjuela Koop, University of Colorado, Boulder…

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BOCs @ Home...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on December 10, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Quantum games: Artist’s impression of the Alice Challenge experimental setup. (Courtesy: ScienceAtHome/Aarhus University)

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Electromagnetic Radiation, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics

Citizen scientists have outperformed physicists in…
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It's Been A Long Time, I Shouldn't Have Left You...

Posted by PHARAOH aka NUBIAN7 on December 8, 2018 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

Peace. As the post title says, (inspired by Rakim's greatest opening lines), this marks somewhat of a return. I have not posted in a long while, so here I am. I hope everyone whom I have not communicated with; are doing well. 

I will be checking in more often than not.

Peace.

The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

Posted by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on December 7, 2018 at 2:43pm 1 Comment

The Diversity Track & Black Science Fiction Society Back For Dragoncon 2019

I just got news this week that the Diversity Track will be back for 2019 at DragonCon. I'm excited to be invited back for another groundbreaking event. Everyone associated with the first one this year knocked it out of the park! I could not ask for better volunteers, guests, photographers, moderators and participants.

Assault of the Mainstream

Posted by Turtel Onli on December 6, 2018 at 8:10am 1 Comment

Now that the Mainstream has tried and failed to take the life force outta the growing indie-Black age movement with its "afro-futuristic" blockbuster along with its here today-gone tomorrow great token Hero of Harlem, who among us is really about winning at  this challenge and profiting from the opportunities it presents?

Their best efforts to corner and control the Black Age is my proof that we are actually winning in this war for minds and market shares.....inspite of addictive  brand loyalty...the Black On Black boycott....and culturally based anti-intellectualisms.  I often present on panels.....over the years since 1992....at San Diego,,,,,Wizards.......C2E2.....on the Black Age or diversity....  Usually with a lame unprofessional uninformed person in charge.  Each time some hater stands up to taut how racist the Black Age is and how he of she gets so much more outta Manga/Anime'.

Sort of like all of the Black folks that spent 8 years complaining about…

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A NEW PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK, SHE

Posted by Ms. Regina Owens on December 5, 2018 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

The author Amina DeLaMere's has a new, and revised ebook entitled, SHE. The book was first written a few years back, later on Miss DeLaMere's will work it all out to rewrite the book, SHE, having the space being Ximena to board her spaceship to travel out into space way beyond her extraterrestrial world, Beta Nevaeh.  "Sometime ago, a politician once wrote, "there are no do overs." Maybe concerning politics, however in the world of a writer a do over, could be a new beginning," notes the author Amina Delamere. SHE, the ebook is now on sale on Amazon.com

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