Added by Bill Ladson on May 6, 2009 at 9:00am —
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 —
Special issue: Race and Ethnicity in Fandom (Summer 2011)
Transformative Works and Cultures
editor AT transformativeworks.org
SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS
Sarah Gatson (Gatson AT tamu.edu), Sociology, Texas A&M University,
Robin Reid (Robin_Reid AT… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on May 1, 2009 at 2:11pm —
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 —
Email BlackAgeofComics@ECBACC.com 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 —
Added by Carole McDonnell on April 23, 2009 at 9:44am —
Added by Carole McDonnell on April 22, 2009 at 8:54am —
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 —
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 —
: 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?
Added by Stafford Battle on April 13, 2009 at 2:30pm —
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 —
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 —
Hudlin Entertainment, Golden Apple Comics, ComicBookResources.com and Christian Gonzalez
Cordially invite you to attend
"THE BLACK PANTHER COMIC BOOK SIGNING"
Saturday, April 4, 2009
@ GOLDEN APPLE COMICS
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 —
Just a little fun with the main character of my soon to be published book: The Serpent Cult
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on March 19, 2009 at 5:30pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —