DARK SCRIBE MAGAZINE has announced the nominees for the 2nd Annual Black Quill Awards! Every vote makes a difference, so please follow the link below and cast yours now.
Remember, voting closes at midnight EST on Sunday, January 25th, 2009. And please, tell your friends!
Added by Carole McDonnell on January 5, 2009 at 8:22am —
I'm not usually into fan fiction but a buddy of mine; a fellow writer and I got into some heated arguments about which SCI-FI series could kick the ass out of the which other SCI-FI series and stories. That sort of kicked off a bit of a running writing fight and then evolved into a pretty interesting series of short stories and "What ifs". The stories all follow a specific outline and had a definite plot but we write them from several different points along the story. A story where EVERY and… Continue
Added by Night Manager on January 3, 2009 at 7:50pm —
...Quite by accident. Or quiet design. Viable arguments for the genesis of many things, but tripping through the wires of the internet led me to this Place. A vibrant fantastical place in its own right, the Black Science Fiction Society feels like coming home or a family reunion. Multicolored, multifaceted, multicultural, is how I likes it. So thanks to all y'all for the uncharacteristically warm welcome!
Right, so a little over a year ago, I was slogging through Amazon for something… Continue
Added by GBC on January 3, 2009 at 2:00am —
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 —
WINTER GHOST P 7
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 —
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 —
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.
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on December 27, 2008 at 4:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
By Carleen Brice
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 —
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on December 24, 2008 at 1:55pm —
Here is a link to a petition that requests that one percent of the proposed $600 billiion stimulus package be dedicated to the arts.
Added by Celeste Rita Baker on December 24, 2008 at 7:15am —
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 —
Finally! Canaan's Labyrinth is available in paper back for $14.95 at the following stores and websites:
4331 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Small World Books
1407 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291
Added by Fumi Bankole on December 22, 2008 at 5:41pm —
Added by Carole McDonnell on December 22, 2008 at 1:43pm —
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 —
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on December 19, 2008 at 12:42am —
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on December 18, 2008 at 11:30am —