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Trek Spoiler: Not much detail, but some cool info. Anyone see the new sneak preview on Fringe May 5?

Added by Bill Ladson on May 6, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7

Just wanted to let you know that my short story, From the Lost Diary of TreeFrog7, has just been published by Clarkesworld Magazine. Read it online… Continue

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on May 2, 2009 at 6:01am — No Comments

CFS: Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)

Transformative Works and Cultures

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Sarah Gatson (Gatson AT, Sociology, Texas A&M University,

Robin Reid (Robin_Reid AT… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on May 1, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Garren and the Ironic Dream - Another Ironics Short circa 2005

Another bit of the Ironics story. I've been dusting off the pieces and looking them over and trying to decide if I will ever put them together and make them into something worth reading. This story was written before the one I posted previously. I keep coming back to this one, thinking that something is there, but I haven't returned to write it through to the end.

The Ironic Dream

Tally’s breath was hot on Garren’s face. Garren closed his eyes against the steady press of… Continue

Added by VD DeVau on April 27, 2009 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

Email to be added to the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention email list.

See our Application Forms page for more information about volunteering or purchasing an admission to the convention.…


Added by The Cushite on April 25, 2009 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Delany article on racism and scifi now up at New York Review of Sci Fi

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 23, 2009 at 9:44am — 3 Comments

For indie film makers among us -- bigstar contests

Added by Carole McDonnell on April 22, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

Join 22nd Century at the Book Expo

This is our first year as participants in Book Expo America - the premier event for the North American publishing industry - and we are plenty excited. BookExpo America will be held this year from Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York,… Continue

Added by Diane on April 21, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

22nd Century Press Gets Publishers Weekly Mention

The article sidebar Issues of Race in SF in this weeks' (April 13th) Publishers Weekly has a quote from BAS founder and 22nd Century Press publisher, Diane Williams.

Writer Rose Fox takes a quick look at two presses who produce speculative fiction for non-white readers and authors.…


Added by Diane on April 14, 2009 at 12:24am — No Comments

How to Put Black into Speculative Fiction

NOTE: The following is an article that I submitted to Publisher's Weekly for their "ethnic" sf edition, the week of April 13, 2009. PW contacted me and said they liked it but could only use parts of my story and not the entire piece. I wanted to share with the BSF SOCIETY my complete thoughts on how the mainstream industry should approach the development and promotion of Black SF.

What Makes Science Fiction and Fantasy Afrocentric?

The… Continue

Added by Stafford Battle on April 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

book trailer for The Shadow Speaker and an excerpt for my forthcoming adult novel, Who Fears Death

The paperback of my 2nd novel, The Shadow Speaker, was just released. My oh so talented brother, Emezie Okorafor, has done a brief book trailer for the book. View it here

Also, along with an excerpt of the Shadow Speaker (read it here), I've posted an excerpt from my forthcoming novel, Who Fears Death. Read it… Continue

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on April 1, 2009 at 4:40pm — No Comments


My wife and I saw the movie "Knowing" with Nicholas Cage. Special effects were great, but the ending was all wrong in my opinion. What do you think?

Added by Malcolm Dylan Petteway on March 30, 2009 at 8:17pm — No Comments


Hudlin Entertainment, Golden Apple Comics, and Christian Gonzalez

Cordially invite you to attend


Saturday, April 4, 2009


7018 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, California 90038

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Added by The Cushite on March 30, 2009 at 7:12am — No Comments

A little fun time

Just a little fun with the main character of my soon to be published book: The Serpent Cult

TOMCAT Verses...

I take a deep breath, fill my lungs deep, and feel my tense pectorals stretch over my ribs. Then I let it out slow, pushing it through clenched teeth, and let my shoulders settled back into place. It helps, my mind is quiet and I begin to focus. Focus is of the utmost importance. Otherwise I lose and Rock City falls.

The rotten floor boards push up against my… Continue

Added by Night Manager on March 26, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Starting a New Manuscript

I started my fifth manuscript today. It is different than the four books I wrote for the Osguards series. I'm trying to stretch my talent on this one and see what I can do. I don't want to say too much right now...not until I have a good portion of the manucript committed to paper. But let me tell you that it is tough switching gears and writing about another world after I've spent almost eight years perfecting the world I have written for the Osguards. I guess my question to the group is, 'How… Continue

Added by Malcolm Dylan Petteway on March 24, 2009 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Shadow Speaker paperback soon available and some character sketches

The paperback of my 2nd novel, The Shadow Speaker, will be available on March 24th, 2009. Please contact me through my Myspace page or website if you are interested in a signed copy.

A little about the book:

Niger, West Africa, 2070: After a nuclear fallout in the early twenty-first century, the earth's civilization has been completely transformed. Magic, mysticism, and mind-blowing technology now rule the world. In West Africa, fourteen-year old Ejii struggles…

Added by Nnedi Okorafor on March 19, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Older Writers' Grant Looking for Applications

The deadline for the Speculative Literature Foundation's Older Writers' Grant is fast approaching! The grant of $750 is available to any writer of speculative literature of 50 years or older at the time of application who is just beginning to work professionally in the field. There are no restrictions on the use of the grant money.

Applicants are asked to submit a brief autobiographical statement, a writing sample, and a bibliography. For full details on how to apply for the grant,… Continue

Added by Malon Edwards on March 18, 2009 at 7:01pm — 8 Comments

Introduction of the Osguards


My name is Malcolm Petteway and I'm new to the group. It is wonderful to network with other Black Science Fiction fans. I am a up and coming science fiction author, who has written four novels and published three of them through the "small press" Iuniverse. Presently, my novels are not available while I again search for a traditional publisher.

Let me tell you my first search for a traditional publisher was frustrating. All the rejection notices had the same theme; 'there… Continue

Added by Malcolm Dylan Petteway on March 8, 2009 at 8:43am — 3 Comments

First post - thoughts/criticisms of a short story

I'm new to the group and it's a good feeling to find folks "like me". One of the best things about this group is that I'll have others to bounce some ideas of off. Mrs. Morgan can only take so much (she is not into sci-fi :-)

I've been sitting on a story I started about six years ago. I would like to finish it, but I'm really in need of some feedback. The gist of the story is that Denmark Vesey's planned revolt was not betrayed. Not only did it go on, but it was wildly successful. In… Continue

Added by Lonnie Morgan Jr. on March 6, 2009 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Call for information: SciFi and Fantasy

Call for Information: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

-- Publishers Weekly, 3/2/2009 12:31:00 PM

Feature: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Issue: April 13

Deadline: March 20

Needed: Publishers’/editors’ written comments on the state of this category: latest trends, bestsellers, effects of the recession, etc. Particular attention to themes of apocalypse/dystopia/global warming etc.; non-white and non-Western authors and characters; and short-story collections and anthologies.… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on March 6, 2009 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

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Blog Posts

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…


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…

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.


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 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…



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

The Talented Tenth Saga

Posted by Christopher Love on December 1, 2018 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

 Fundraiser for The Talented Tenth Saga. I need your help to see this live action comic book/short film to come true.


A Time Traveler from the future arrives in the present to be captured by a billionaire called The Salesman who is rumored to be almost 200 years old. The Time Traveler must call the superhero group called The Talented Tenth for help. 

Can the Human Pearl, The Buffalo Soldier, Fiery Furnace, Shining Star, The Mysterious Maestro, White Butterfly, Alien Ambassador and John Henry 2.0 rescue the Time Traveler and save the Past, Present and Future.…


On Teargas and Positive Thinking...

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

Reuters (via HuffPost): A Honduran toddler in diapers who came to the border on the migrant caravan sobs after she and her mother fled tear gas fired by American officers at the Mexican border Sunday.

Topics: Biology, Ethics, Existentialism,…


Eugenics Wars...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on November 29, 2018 at 7:06am 0 Comments

Some say a global moratorium on germline gene editing is called for In the wake of He Jiankui's controversial study. LUISMMOLINA/ISTOCKPHOTO

Topics: Biology, Ethics, Existentialism, Star Trek

"Superior ability breeds superior ambition."…

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