December 2010 Blog Posts (39)

Best to you all in 2011

Added by Paul Hebron on December 31, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Revenant: Resurrection - Chapter 14 - The Mobius

Chapter 14



"What is it?"…


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Added by Thaddeus on December 31, 2010 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Hello

I've been a member here for awhile, but this is the first time that I am actually posting. I am so excited to find a Africana Community that is focused on science fiction because I have always loved Science Fiction and Fantasy and have always been so disappointed that none of my favorite characters have ever looked like me.

 

My dream is to write science fiction books, I'm particularly interested in YA novels and I am hoping to meet fellow YA writers who I can dialogue…

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Added by Angie on December 30, 2010 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

My new book KING CLAYSHON THE FREEDOM MAKER

You can go to Amazon or www.xlibris.com to get book. You can go to my new web and read seven pages www.authorrorymsmith.com Go read the greatest superhero store ever told. The first of seven books.

Added by Author: Rory M Smith on December 30, 2010 at 2:50am — No Comments

Metal Organism Designed only for Cuddling - Part 2 - Planetary Invasion

Killinger Corporation was the chief exporter of military arms to distant star systems. Since most of the worlds that were desirable to Humanity were often already populated with other life forms, Humans had a tendency to shoot first, and ask for permission to live there,…

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Added by Thaddeus on December 29, 2010 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Black Authors on the Rise in Sci-Fi

I recently contacted  Jennifer Marie Brisset, a Jamaican-American Speculative writer. You can visit her website at: http://www.jennbrissett.com/. Recently, she gave me list of writers of African descent that are making a splash.

 

Karen Lord (Barbados)…

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Added by Stafford Battle on December 28, 2010 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

I love/hate my life

I love/hate my life, it moves too fast and I can't sort out how I stand in it. The many things I can do, I am not expert at any and have no expressed focus on anything. I say I am an artist but my art is incomplete sketches. I have visions I can not realize in reality. It is like being in a motion picture on TV and only the commercials are real.



I am laying there, the parade of images all converge, a history of others visions and amusements. I mix them and blend them and redefine… Continue

Added by Arnold L. Johnson on December 28, 2010 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

Metal Organism Designed only for Cuddling - Part 1 - Happy Birthday

I graced this planet with my creation on what would have been an otherwise unremarkable Tuesday, on the tiny planet known as Earth in, what I…

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Added by Thaddeus on December 27, 2010 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Finally!

After a nearly four year hiatus and months of writing, the first draft of "A Book of Dragon's Teeth" is done! Right now I'm finishing up the transcription from the handwritten version to an electronic friendly one, but the hard part's over. I'll take about a month off to work on artwork and then throw a solid month in on rewrites. After that, I'll turn it over to my test readers and an Editor by which it will then go off to the publishing mill. So a summer release in 2011 is looking pretty… Continue

Added by H. Wolfgang Porter on December 27, 2010 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

(Academia)Race and Ethnicity in Fandom CFP - Transformative Works and Cultures journal

Any research, graduate students, theorists out there? I'm not involved with this journal, but wanted to share this announcement.

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Race and Ethnicity in Fandom deadline extension

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (DEADLINE EXTENDED)…

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Added by Zizi on December 26, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Planes of Immanence

Happy New Year (to come)!

 

Check out my latest blog post, Planes of Immanence, which explores the Black Atlantic cultural movement of Afrofuturism as a common plane of immanence on which all minds, all bodies and all individuals are situated.  This is a revision to my most recent research paper,…

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Added by NettieB on December 26, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Character Profile: Arly

Name: Arly Elsor Fiedan

 

Age: 5-27

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Black

 

Family: Elsor Wanis (Father) and Fiedan Pransi (Mother)

 

Personality: Outspoken, critical and brutally honest.  She never holds back with her opinions.  She holds herself and others to impossibly high standards.  She is diligent and works as hard as she can to be the best that she can.  

 

Beliefs: She believes in justice and equality for all.  And…

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Added by Ellis Grace Passerine on December 23, 2010 at 1:29pm — No Comments

750 Exercise: The Aspen Waifs Part 2

     I must have fallen asleep because the next thing I know it's morning, or more correctly, time for me to get up.  There is no morning here.  And in fact, I probably work a night shift.  I have an hour to get ready and get food.  I press the extender on my bunk, which draws it out from the hole in the wall then I make my way slowly to my locker to grab my jumpsuit and check for news updates.  Those…
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Added by Ellis Grace Passerine on December 23, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

750 Exercise: The Aspen Waifs

       Have you any idea of how deadly still the air is aboard a space vessel?  Even when doors open, the air doesn't seem to move itself.  There are noticeable pressure changes sometime even, but the air stays absolutely still.  This bothered me more than anything else about the large space vessel, the Aspen.  Long after I got use to the silent hum of the engines and the gravitational compensator and even…
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Added by Ellis Grace Passerine on December 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

My new book King Clayshon The Freedom Maker

You can go to Amazon to get the book or www.xlibris.com. www.authorrorymsmith.com take look at my new Web.

Added by Author: Rory M Smith on December 22, 2010 at 12:46am — 2 Comments

Better In The Dark #97

Episode Ninety-Seven: CRASH AND BURN--HOW SOME OF TELEVISION'S HOTTEST SHOWS FELL FROM GRACE





Way back in Episode Ten, Tom expressed his extreme distaste for the show Heroes--and now the Boys Outta Brooklyn take the show's ignoble demise to examine a number of shows that were overnight sensations...and becomes overnight failures not long after. From Moonlighting to Twin Peaks to Millenium to...yes, even Heroes, Tom and Derrick discuss the…

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Added by Derrick Ferguson on December 20, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

My new Web: www.authorrorymsmith.com

Take a look at my new web. www.authorrorymsmith.com you can by my new Sci-Fi book. King Clayshon The Freedom Maker

Added by Author: Rory M Smith on December 20, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

Name The Alien Contest Free Book Giveaway.

Here's my second special McKenzie Files givaway contest. For all you sci fi fans and anyone else who's interested. The Name The Alien Game. From the list of aliens below name the movie, TV show, book, or any other place where you think they have appeared. The first person to E-mail me their answers, 100% correct wins a free copy of McKenzie Files. Contest deadline is December 31st. And remember, absolutley NO E-mail attachments. And answers have to be title specific. For example, Star Trek… Continue

Added by Barry K. Nelson on December 19, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Pulpwork Press Update For Saturday, December 18, 2010

The new PULPWORK PRESS site http://www.pulpwork.com/ is now live and open for business!  Just like with the old site, the new one is the place to be for all the latest news on existing and upcoming PULPWORK PRESS titles.  It’s the one stop shopping for info on how to purchase our titles, upcoming contests and reviews of our books.…

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Added by Derrick Ferguson on December 18, 2010 at 11:58am — No Comments

Latest news about Akata Witch

 

I just learned that my forthcoming novel, AKATA WITCH, received a wonderful blurb from one of my favorite YA authors, Jonathan Stroud. He wrote the most excellent…

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Added by Nnedi Okorafor on December 17, 2010 at 5:05pm — 3 Comments

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Falling...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 19, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Creativity-Onliine.com: Super Bowl Ad

Topics: Commentary, Existentialism, Politics

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” Reverend Dr. Martin…
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It's been awhile!

Posted by G.H. Wright on January 18, 2018 at 9:53pm 0 Comments

He sat at his desk, woozy. He tried to move, his arms unresponsive. He searched for help, moving into the aisle in his swivel chair only to find all his coworkers had abandoned him. Was he being drugged? If so, it was the simplest scene he could imagine.Whoever was trying this was extremely stupid or extremely powerful. He'd find out soon enough.
(to be confinued)

Combing for Earths...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 18, 2018 at 6:07am 0 Comments

An example of the spectrum from two laser frequency combs, with their evenly spaced emission lines. (Courtesy: ESO).

Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Exoplanets, Optics, Space Exploration

A new type of laser frequency comb (LFC) has been developed by scientists in Europe. The prototype device could lead to improvements in…
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BEC in the Blink of an Eye...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 17, 2018 at 4:26am 0 Comments

Credit: NIST

Topics: Bose-Einstein Condensate, Modern Physics, Quantum Mechanics

It’s been more than two decades since Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell created the first Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC),…
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Call for abstracts for "Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels"

Posted by JC Holbrook on January 16, 2018 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

CFP: Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels, Past and Future (Extension to 3/31/18)

by Brian Yates

This edited volume will offer an opportunity for authors to investigate the ways in which blackness is reimagined in both mainstream and independent comics. Specifically, I propose responding to the following questions: What are the ways in which heroism is redefined by black characters? How are black futures reimagined? What gendered arguments are made through this medium? What are the challenges in presenting to black audiences in this largely white genre? How do the creators depict the continent of Africa and/or communities in the African Diaspora? How are black bodies presented in graphic comics and novels? Finally, how are themes of social justice specific to black communities presented in this…

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Starship GPS...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on January 16, 2018 at 1:32pm 1 Comment

Pulsars spin rapidly while emitting powerful beams of radiation.Credit: Dana Berry/NASA

Topics: Astrophysics, Instrumentation, International Space Station, NASA, Space Exploration

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