December 2008 Blog Posts (34)

The Igbo plot

Chikaodili carried the bucket out of his compound to fetch water for his wife. He stood still in the doorway illuminated by the moonlight. His attention was directed to the hill to his right. On top of the hill stood a large structure with smoke from its chimney into the night sky. Chikaodili dropped the bucket where he stood and quickly walked back into his compound. He walked down the hallway not having time to see their occupants. He turned left into one of the rooms. He was startled when he… Continue

Added by william landis on December 31, 2008 at 7:58pm — 5 Comments

WInter Ghost p7

WINTER GHOST P 7

Oh no…

The snow pulls at my legs, trying to keep us from escaping. I slog into the alley but I know that he’ll catch us long before we can reach the other end.

What little light filtered through the trees and bushes into the alley from the street lights is suddenly blocked.

My legs stop dead… I can’t help myself. I can feel his eyes boring into my back.

I hear… it’s like a growl…

… no, it’s a word… low, deep and rumbling. Oh God…

Why can’t I… Continue

Added by Night Manager on December 29, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Long Juju Man Sketches

FYI:



My illustrated book, Long Juju Man, is scheduled for release February 6th, 2009. It is the winner of the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa. For order information, click here.



Here is the preliminary cover:





Long Juju Man was inspired by one of my favorite… Continue

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on December 29, 2008 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Bloodshot interview with Winston Blakely

Hello, Everybody. I recently did an interview for an website that featured one of the classic Valiant Comic

Characters, Bloodshot. I would like to share this with my fellow Black Sci-Fi fans.



http://www.geocities.com/angelo_mortalli11/blakely/blakely.html



copy and paste the above link in a new tab in your browser.



Since, I joined this site, I've met some interesting people that I hope I will be working with on future

projects. All of us creative people… Continue

Added by Winston Blakely on December 28, 2008 at 6:55pm — No Comments

HAPPY KWANZA

History and etymology An African-American scholar and social activist, Ron Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the first African-American holiday. Karenga said his goal was to "...give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society." The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya…

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Added by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on December 27, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Wow - The End of Another Year . . .

And another new beginning. I'm not sure, but this may be the happiest time of my life (I say that every year and it's always true). I love what I do and I love the people who have come into my life because of it - you! It's been an interesting year and I look forward to another one.



Like many of you, I've had my personal woes with illness, work, money and family, but it all just makes me appreciate my life all the more. Besides, now I wonder how to write about everything… Continue

Added by Diane on December 27, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Race-and-Science-Fction

I found this article at Africa Resource

It's also complicated. In his essay in "Dark Matter" titled "Racism and Science Fiction," Delany writes about how race constricts black writers. He describes being paired with Hopkinson during a book signing at Readercon in 1998, and how grouping… Continue

Added by A J Harper on December 26, 2008 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

Anthos and Contests 2009

1. The Nemonymous editor requires a story judged suitable by its author for inclusion in the projected Cern Zoo book, planned to be published in June 2009. Ideally, this story should be specially written for ‘Cern Zoo’. 'Cern Zoo' (alternatively 'Cerne Zoo') simply means what it means to you. The above image is not intended to guide the nature of submissions and your story can have any title.

2. Between 500 and 14000 words for each story.

3. Lump sum payment in UK pounds to author… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on December 26, 2008 at 11:33am — No Comments

Reading Too Much Into Race



By Carleen Brice



www.washingtonpost.com



Sunday, December 21, 2008; Page B04



What, you haven't heard of it?



Wondering whether it's a joke?



Well, it is and it isn't. I've got my tongue firmly lodged against my cheek, but I'm really hoping that this holiday season you'll buy a book by a black author… Continue

Added by A J Harper on December 24, 2008 at 9:09pm — 2 Comments

Please consider signing this petetion: One Percent for the Arts

Here is a link to a petition that requests that one percent of the proposed $600 billiion stimulus package be dedicated to the arts.
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/artsstimulus/index.html

Added by Celeste Rita Baker on December 24, 2008 at 7:15am — No Comments

8 Questions for Ta'Shia Asanti sci-fi/fantasy writer, poet,



To borrow from an insightful blog Obama is representative of the Black american we seldom see in publishing. Meaning, he is not a whore-monger, drug-dealer, drug user or absent baby-daddy. He is not a slave to designer labels and he does not wear bling. We have not seen him ducking into a… Continue

Added by A J Harper on December 22, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Canaan's Labyrinth is Available in Stores!

Finally! Canaan's Labyrinth is available in paper back for $14.95 at the following stores and websites:



Esowon Books


4331 Degnan Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90008

(323) 290-1048



Small World Books

1407 Ocean Front Walk

Venice, CA 90291



Amazon.com…



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Added by Fumi Bankole on December 22, 2008 at 5:41pm — 1 Comment

Great sites to add to your google reader or rss feed

http://thedarksalon.blogspot.com/



http://evileditor.blogspot.com/



http://edittorrent.blogspot.com/



http://www.writingexcuses.com/



http://thewritingcast.com/blog/



http://www.floggingthequill.com/flogging_the_quill/





http://practicing-writing.blogspot.com/



http://anthologynewsandreviews.blogspot.com/



http://www.placesforwriters.com/



http://hopeclark.blogspot.com/



http://queryshark.blo… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on December 22, 2008 at 1:43pm — No Comments

WHOOPI BRINGS 'STRANGE' SERIES TO INTERNET: 'View' co-host to star and exec produce miniseries for FEARnet.com.

Whoopi Goldberg will executive produce and play the lead character in "Strange," a new science-fiction miniseries to debut next month on the Internet.



The Oscar-winning actress and co-host of ABC's "The View" will star as Jodi, a woman trying to come to terms with her lifelong fears, reports Variety.



The series, airing in six five-minute weekly segments, will debut online at FEARnet.com and on video-on-demand beginning Jan. 15.



This will be the sixth original… Continue

Added by L Martin Johnson Pratt on December 19, 2008 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

OPEN FOR COVER ART & COMMISSIONS

COMMISSIONS



I always get ask about how much I charged . so here it go's .



Busts

Pencils: $8

Inks: Add $10

Marker(grays): Add $2



Half-body

Pencils: $10

Inks:Add $15

Marker (grays): Add $5



Full-body

Pencils: $25 - $100, depending on complexity (group shot etc).

Inks: Add $10 - 15

Marker (grays) Add $5 - $10



ALL DIGITAL COLORS: Add $20 - $35 depending on complexity. we'll decide the price from…
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Added by Big Dave on December 15, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Product Review Updates

Posted by Stephen Alexander on May 21, 2018 at 9:31pm 1 Comment

Occasionally, I will update members of the club as to the status of products I've reviewed.

Here's what I learned this week.

  • Katharos: The Shattered World is returning from hiatus with a new site in June. Click the Patreon link for more details
  • Keloid has made its Indiegogo goal and has the funds it needs for season 2. They may have started production. Their Indiegogo page did not say. Click the link if you're curious.
  • The Force #2 is in progress. Check out UrbanGodInk Studios at their facebook page.
  • Urban Shogun has a sci-fi comic out now called Sankofa Guard. Check it out…
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Product Review Updates

Posted by Stephen Alexander on May 21, 2018 at 9:27pm 0 Comments

Occasionally, I will update members of the club as to the status of products I've reviewed.

Here's what I learned this week.

  • Katharos: The Shattered World is returning from hiatus with a new site in June. Click the Patreon link for more details
  • Keloid has made its Indiegogo goal and has the funds it needs for season 2. They may have started production. Their Indiegogo page did not say. Click the link if you're curious.
  • The Force #2 is in progress. Check out UrbanGodInk Studios at their facebook page.
  • Urban Shogun has a sci-fi comic out now called Sankofa Guard. Check it out…
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Kilauea Prognostication...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on May 21, 2018 at 8:05am 0 Comments

Debris came rocketing out of Kilauea during the steam eruption on 17 May.Credit: USGS-HVO

Topics: Geophysics, Earthquake, Research, Stochastic Modeling

After weeks of unleashing earthquakes and lava flows that have forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has finally blown its…
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Chapter 4

Posted by Human Bean on May 21, 2018 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Chapter 4 if your ready for more

Dis-OasisPt.4.pdf

Royal Wedding

Posted by G.H. Wright on May 19, 2018 at 12:38am 0 Comments

Here's my pitch for the title of Megan Markle's autobiography, "Picking up a spare: My life as wife to the brother of the king."

A Dark Calculus...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on May 18, 2018 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Comic Book dot com: Infinity War, Slide 9/11 (ominously)

Topics: Civil Rights, Commentary, Existentialism, History, Human Rights, Science Fiction

If you haven't…
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