December 2009 Blog Posts (13)

IMARO IV IS IN THE HOUSE!

It means more than you can imagine for me to be able to say that the fourth book in the Imaro series, Imaro: The Naama War, is now available. It can be ordered directly from:



http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/imaro-the-naama-war/7987470



I first wrote this book nearly 25 years ago. It was to be the apex of the Imaro series. In… Continue

Added by Charles R. Saunders on December 31, 2009 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

The Wonderdark ARC edition





Peace All <3



Wonderdark ( The Awakening of Zuza) released on the 24th in ARC edition. Interested reviewers can visit Zambarau.com and submit their address and blog, magazine, etc where they write, to be considered for a review copy to: purplemag@gmail.com with 'Wonderdark' in the subject line (to be sure it makes it to the inbox).



The story contains more Faerypunk (Black Faery elements, Steampunk elements) (Copper Angels-related), and Cha-Ujuu… Continue

Added by PurpleZoe on December 30, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like "Avatar"? - A Critical Review



[When I first saw the movie Crash, I remember all the rave reviews it got for tackling race. And though I liked it well enough, something just didnt' sit right. Wasn't until I read Jeff Chang and Sylvia Chan's scathing deconstruction of the flick that I put my finger on it. Same can be said for District 9, which I found odious when it came to race, despite claims… Continue

Added by Djeli on December 21, 2009 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Kindle

Okay.



We spend a lot of time talking about geting our stuff "out there" and chasing agents and publishing deals. I think that's the nature of the beast and, frankly, I don't really know any more about how to "make it" in that respect than anybody else. My advice is always, work hard, be tenacious, take risks and expect a LOOOOOOOOONG haul before you get some success.



However.



Once again, the Force, or, as we call it on Earth, the INTERNET, provides an… Continue

Added by Geoff Thorne on December 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Origins of the chronicals

I’m the mid night writer from the house of “O”, meaning there’s a lot of Orisha there

and this blog is in regards to a recently published Orisa and ancestor based Novel, and why I wrote and published it. For far to long non-African descended individuals in the media, the movie industry, and European writers have been seizing our spiritual traditions and interpreting and depicting them images that are misleading, misinterpreted, distorted, misrepresented. I have observed this phenomenon all… Continue

Added by Soyinka I. Ogunbusola on December 17, 2009 at 9:50pm — 2 Comments

Why We're Fascinated by the Paranormal, Masonic Myths and Secret Societies

For the most part, I tend to find secret society based conspiracy theories...very annoying in my reality-based world. But, they do make for great speculative fiction! - Djeli





Why We're Fascinated by the Paranormal, Masonic Myths and Secret Societies



By Anneli Rufus,… Continue

Added by Djeli on December 17, 2009 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

PRODIGAL UPDATES!!!

Okay.



The book is not actually out. We are letting folks know about it so that they can ORDER IT from their comic shops. If you don't order it, the shop won't, as a rule.



You can see the first half of issue #1 on our site in digital format.



Each complete issue will be 48 pages long.



here are some interviews that have been posted up around the web.



COMIC BOOK… Continue

Added by Geoff Thorne on December 15, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Gymbrats

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Added by D.CALIP on December 9, 2009 at 12:53am — No Comments

Chronicle of the Liberator -- Review

Chronicle of the Liberator (Paperback)

By Ronald T. Jones

August 15, 2004

Iuniverse

$12.95

Ronald T. Jones’ Chronicle of the Liberator is a thrilling science fiction read. Ronald definitely captured the true essence of a military sci-fi story with this story.

Chronicle of the Liberator is about Thomas Richard Jackson, a mild-manner man living a boring life, who breathes the spirit of low self-esteem. One day, during a horrific episode, which highlights his… Continue

Added by Malcolm Dylan Petteway on December 8, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Greetings...

Well besides weilding crochet hooks like they are bop guns, I tend to dabble in dance and poetry. Since this is a share and critique group, I thought I would post my most recent poem on this site... This was written on Saturday...enjoy



Morpheus



Hey, hey mister dream merchant

Come from your shadows

Whisper midnight secrets in my ears

Spin my bitter reality into a sweet dream



Sing sweet lullabies,… Continue

Added by Bilqis Widjan on December 6, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Storms of the Orisha - Book Review

Mr. Bernard Bayard, Instructor of ESL and Bilingual (French) Studies wrote on 12/2/09. “Storms of the Orisha is a riveting cultural expose. Deborah Hendricks is a young African-American woman caught in a whirlpool of ancestral identity crisis. She, like so many others, is in a desperate search to fill a void for self-expression. What she experiences is a constant and tragic struggle between good and evil. Her transcendence to become Adesanya Fayemi Olatunde and giving birth to a divine baby… Continue

Added by Oloye Ifa Karade on December 6, 2009 at 12:08am — No Comments

Book of Sacred Metaphysics

I know this is not technically a sci-fi book but the occult sciences themselves are considered fiction to many.

This is my first baby due to come out Summer 2010...Then look for my ScienceFantacy books to follow...Oh I am loving the site...thanks Admin





Book of

Sacred Metaphysics


Come Back to Her B.O.S.M : The Goddess







The first hands on and practical, Book of Shadows:

For the Conscious Modern Black Woman Practicing… Continue

Added by Takayu on December 5, 2009 at 11:28pm — No Comments

flash fiction story please read comment and crit

Landisium cura

By: William Landis



The plant Landisium cura was an annual plant native to the West African island of Madagascar. The plant



was known for its ability to cure the common cold. The plant produced extremely high amounts of



vitamins C and D which have been proven to combat the common cold. It survived in the gently acidic high



organic matter soils of the Madagascar tropical rainforest.



Landisium Cura commonly known as the… Continue

Added by william landis on December 4, 2009 at 1:45pm — 4 Comments

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Commerce

Posted by Turtel Onli on November 17, 2018 at 7:08am 0 Comments

Being creative or innovative is the easy part. The challenge that tends to overwhelm folks of African descent is the one of commerce. Controlling and profiting from the financial, administrative and distribution of those amazing good & services tends to lag behind.  Leaving those with better expertise in these areas to dog it out, exploit and profit. Not to mention over-control.

This is why breaking the "Black On Black" boycott of legal honest Black owned operations in a must!  Once one controls masses of money then comes the control of everything else. 

Where as Black On Black Money will overcome everything negative!

Coup D'état...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 16, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Diversity, Existentialism, Human Rights, Politics

Blog break: 26 Nov - 7 Dec (Thanksgiving, finals, projects). There will be a break around Christmas into the new year. And after the new year:

KING HENRY V:

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;…

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Proton Pump...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 15, 2018 at 1:14pm 0 Comments

Magneto-ionic switching based on hydrogen accumulation at the metallic ferromagnet/nonmagnetic heavy metal interface. Courtesy: G Beach

Topics: Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetism, Materials Science, Semiconductor Technology, Spintronics

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have…
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How To Get Your College Paper Help?

Posted by Eva Li on November 15, 2018 at 6:23am 0 Comments

Students spend long hours at school and colleges and in addition to this have a lot of homework to do. Even the most hardworking students experience problems with their homework, as its amount is often insurmountable.

If you seek help with your assignments, the best option is to hire a professional writer from an academic help agency, such as WritePaperForMe.



What is Write Paper for Me?

The team of recent graduates and post-graduate students open a WritePaperForMe writing help agency. They were just like you a few years ago, so they can easily understand which problems you may face. So that is why they are here to help you overcome the difficulties.



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Waltzing Nanoparticles...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 14, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

A nanoparticle "dance pair." The pair were dyed red and green to reveal molecular binding under a fluorescence microscope." Credit: Yan Yu, Indiana University

Topics: Biology, Biomedicine, Cancer, Nanotechnology

Indiana University researchers have discovered that drug-delivering nanoparticles attach to their targets…
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Hailing Frequencies Open...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 13, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

On target: artist's impression of a laser beacon. (Courtesy: MIT News)

Topics: Astrobiology, Astrophysics, Laser, SETI, Space Exploration, Star Trek

A bright laser beacon that announces our presence to…
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Swine, Slop and Armistice...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 12, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Robert H. Goodwin (June 19, 1925 - August 26, 1999), "Pop" Third Class Petty Officer, US Navy, WWII veteran. Heavy Gunner, Naval Boxer and cook.

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, History

As a United States Air Force veteran, I along with a roomful of others from the Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard were honored at…
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Product Review Updates #6

Posted by Stephen Alexander on November 9, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Occasionally, I will alert fellow members to product updates by creators I have reviewed in the past year or so. 

  • The conclusion of The Conscious Dreams Saga has finally arrived! You can buy The Sacrifice of Knowing (The Conscious Dreamer Series Book 3) at Amazon today! The first book is also free, BTW. I've been waiting for this for a while (the first book was my #2 favorite work in our club)
  • Some of the Kickstarters advertised in the Black Comics Creators group have made their budgets. Look out for Niobe by Sebastian Jones and Scorpio by John Robinson IV. If you're…
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Deviant Confederates...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 9, 2018 at 5:30am 1 Comment

Image source: WREG.com

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Politics

(noun): the fact or state of departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behavior.

This commentary is post the…
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Petrol, Wastewater and Membranes...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 8, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Argonne scientists have invented a membrane (shown here) that, when exposed to sunlight, can clean itself and also actively degrade pollutants. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

Topics: Atomic Layer Deposition, Chemistry, Green Tech, Semiconductor Technology

Argonne scientists have invented a membrane…
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