Man read this 'holy book' that Kurt Von alluded to in his novels over at BlueBlack Atlantis
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on August 15, 2008 at 12:37am —
It was dawn in the Danakil desert. The sun rose above Erta Ale. Most people thought it was unwise to build a space aircraft launching facility near an active volcano, but other than the volcano the location was perfect. The landscape was mostly flat, and there was only a small local population because it was near an active volcano. The wild life weren’t a problem either. The Ostriches, Gazelles, and African Wild Asses lived as if the space center wasn’t even there.
Though still this would… Continue
Added by william landis on August 13, 2008 at 11:19pm —
This was an article I originally wrote for Christian Fiction Factor but it has some good points that fit spec-fic writers also.
The Uses and Misuses of Inspiration.
“The Lord gave me this idea.”
How often I’ve heard a new writer say this? Often, this sentence preceded great stories. But just as often it introduced writings that were so half-baked I found myself searching for a tactful way to say “Please don’t blame the Lord for… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 13, 2008 at 10:15am —
Hi all...just wanted to collect emails in preparation for the launch of my debut novel, Taste
and my small press's website Blaqmermaid Press. Please message me your email addresses so that I can add you to my mailing list. Along with the novel, I will be running contests/giveaways, and conducting creative writing and self-publishing seminars! Feel free to poke your head around www.blaqmermaidpress.com which will be completed within the coming days. Thanks for your support!
Added by B. Sharise Moore on August 10, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Gary stood at the starting line of the 400 meter dash event of the intergalactic games. On the staggered starting line ready to race him were some of the greatest athletes in the universe. This among other variables had him wondering what the hell he was doing there.
In the other lanes stood other beings that differed greatly than those Gary had been accustomed to on earth. First there was a Tigon in the first lane. The mere size of the Tigon intimidated Gary. Tigons were extremely strong… Continue
Added by william landis on August 8, 2008 at 10:20am —
BET J - Documenting the African American Experience
Send in your Docs...
Black Stories is a documentary series that tells the real life stories of
African Americans and their experiences. A showcase of documentaries from
everyday people in and of the Black community.
Black Stories tells diverse and provocative stories of African Americans
that need to be told. In an effort to further document the African American
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 8, 2008 at 9:25am —
Come on through to BlueBlack Atlantis and learn some about Chicanafuturism
and its relationship to Afrofuturism
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on August 6, 2008 at 2:05am —
PRYA KAYLERA LAKEFOLK
Half way down he saw the shadow leaping at him but being in freefall there was nothing he could do. The collision was powerful, catching him midsection and knocking the wind out of him. The attacker hit him with enough power and momentum behind him to reverse Max’s course. At first he was certain they would both fall all the way to the ground which, considering how high he had ascended the Downhills rooftops already, it would be quite a ways down. His body… Continue
Added by Night Manager on August 5, 2008 at 3:00pm —
EDITED BY JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS
From Star Trek to Star Wars, from Dune to Foundation, science fiction has a rich history of exploring the idea of vast intergalactic societies, and the challenges facing those living in or trying to manage such societies. The stories in Federations will continue that tradition.
What are the social/religious/environmental/technological implications of living in such a vast society? What happens when expansionist tendencies on a galactic… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 5, 2008 at 9:53am —
Allen Ashley will be editing a collection of stories loosely themed around “Catastrophes, Disasters, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction”. Allen is looking for original, unpublished stories which deal in a modern manner with these classic Science Fiction and Social Horror based themes.
Rights and Other Technical Details
We are looking only for original material - No reprints. We are seeking to acquire First British and First North American Rights for your story with a six… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 4, 2008 at 10:09am —
Yeah...more musings over at BlueBlack Atlantis
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on August 4, 2008 at 1:03am —
A few years back, I saw several advertisements for a book with a decidedly unique title: “The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad,” by an author named Minister Faust. It was published by Del Rey Books, and getting heavy promotion. Minister Faust, by all indications, was a black writer and also a Canadian. I’m a Canadian, too, by naturalization rather than birth.
Always on the lookout for new additions to the ranks of black science-fiction and fantasy writers, I quickly got… Continue
Added by Charles R. Saunders on August 3, 2008 at 12:19pm —
This one is a little hard to understand. I'm experimenting here... trying something new for me. please if you've time, hit me with some feedback, criticism, LOVE or hate.
I feel cold. I'm sweating, I should not feel cold. The room is hot, people are fanning themselves, I've got sweat on my brow, but I feel cold. That's crazy, I'm crazy, and that's why I'm here.
It started with the first snow. That's when I started losing control of my… Continue
Added by Night Manager on August 3, 2008 at 2:55am —
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Added by Carole McDonnell on August 1, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on August 1, 2008 at 2:34pm —
WINTER GHOST P 2
I flinch at the tiny shards of ice that scrape against my face and shut my eyes tight until the wind changes direction. When I open them I see that she has closed her eyes again as well. It’s almost like she’s sleeping. Naked except for her nightgown, her supple form could be lying in plush white bed covers. Radiant skin stands out in stark contrast to the snow. Soft legs rise out like tranquil islands in a white sea, undisturbed by the harshness of… Continue
Added by Night Manager on August 1, 2008 at 2:28am —
Let me just rant about it at BlueBlack Atlantis
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on July 31, 2008 at 1:11pm —
Added by C'BS ALife Allah on July 31, 2008 at 1:38am —
The snow covering the forest ground reflected the moon light, keeping the black of night at bay long after sundown. The night was clear after the winter storm, and the snow covered everything. It had been a fairly gusty storm so the snow found its way everywhere, over rocks, over trees, and even under their sheltering branches. The moonlight, consequently, found itself everywhere, lighting up the park to the point where one could see quite clearly for nearly a… Continue
Added by Night Manager on July 31, 2008 at 12:24am —
A DVD anthology of strange fiction presented in animation, film noir, and photo/art montage sequencing. Animators and film makers – Submit your completed shorts in AVI format. OR send samples in order that we may consider your tallents for creating new work based on selected short stories.
Wirters – Please send only stories which you feel are easily transformable to animation or film. 1000 – 3000 is best – script preferred but not necessary. In the subject line: "arcane".
We review… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on July 30, 2008 at 7:48am —