DAWN OF THE BLACK SUPERHEROES
A scream like that of some tortured animal lanced out down South street from out of nowhere. Loud enough to immediately silence a usually very noisy crowd. The scream did not stop however, it continued on turning into a grinding motor-like sound. That's when the other screams started.
Their cries rose in my mind like hot steam, and it took me a moment to adjust to the din. From the few thoughts that were clear to me I could only… Continue
Added by Night Manager on July 30, 2008 at 1:43am —
My nationally syndicated public television series Heavy Sedation will begin airing in Eastern Europe starting in August. It will be seen in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Lichenstien, Denmark, Luxembourg Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Italy. If yout not getting it in your Hometown in the USA call your local public televsion station.Peace
Added by Shannon Newby on July 27, 2008 at 9:20pm —
Nicktoons Networks Animation Festival
The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival is back for it’s 5th year! An event founded in 2004 to showcase the diversity of worldwide animation filmmaking, The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival is the largest multiplatform animation festival in North America. The festival features the best animated shorts (10 minutes and under) from around the globe. Shorts selected for the festival have the… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on July 25, 2008 at 1:37pm —
Please criticize. tell me what you really think. any problems you see tell me. hope you enjoy.
The doors of the oval office flew open. Ten men in military attire walked in with haste. “ Mr. president “ the first one through the door said carrying a laptop. “ we have a problem”. “Doesn’t any one knock any more “ the president said looking up from his desk. “An unidentified aircraft has appeared over Southern Ireland“ the man continued. “ok” the president said… Continue
Added by william landis on July 25, 2008 at 8:10am —
I do not like the name: Snow White.
No one could be that pure.
But, accepting it, let us move on.
existing in a world as political as a castle,
could be daunting, unnerving.
And for a beautiful queen,
learned in intrigue,
reared in flattery,
such purity would not only be daunting,
but also an affront.
I am thinking of a girl I met in college,
an idealist at twenty,
who wrote… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on July 25, 2008 at 8:09am —
I have a new article up at Fantasy Magazine: “The Chosen One” vs. The One Who Chooses: General Hero Tropes in the Harry Potter series and Zahrah the Windseeker
where I critique certain tropes in SF/F and use the Harry potter series by J.K. Rowling and Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu as examples of the two seperate archetypes I explore.
Check it out and let me know what… Continue
Added by N.T. Gaubert on July 24, 2008 at 7:01pm —
Vye had only been submerged for a few seconds and already Dame believed. Her appearance was almost angelic as the thin rays of morning shone through the crystal clear waters, zigzagging playfully across her golden skin. He'd always admired her courage, her ability to fight. They’d shared a mutual respect over the years while noticing one another from afar and recently they’d formed a friendship he sensed would flourish under the new faith.
Added by B. Sharise Moore on July 24, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Looking out the shuttle window, Mensah took in the sight of the Unity Expedition ship, Swiftstrider and blew out an awed whistle. Display screen images in no way adequately captured the immense size of this behemoth vessel. One had to view a ship of this nature in person in order to appreciate its scale.
The largest NeoAfrican warship was barely a third the size of the Swiftstrider. How many of these ships did the Unity Pact have? Mensah wondered as his thoughts began to sober. He noted… Continue
Added by Ronald T. Jones on July 23, 2008 at 1:33pm —
MOTHER GOOSE IS DEAD
Modern Stories of Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales
Michele Acker & Kirk Dougal, Editors
E-subs & Info No web site as yet
Think back to the days when legends walked the earth and tales of wonder entertained all that listened. Now take those stories and twist them, stretch them, or toss them aside and create your own.
"Mother Goose is Dead: Modern Stories of Myths, Fables and Fairy Tales" is looking for up-to-date… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on July 21, 2008 at 9:16am —
I'll be in Hotlanta next weekend to attend and work at the National Medical Association yearly conference (no, not a dr. - a techie with a biomed engineering background). The last weekend in July has both the Blogging while Brown
convention and the National Book Club conference
I'll be attending the National Book Club conference and will try to represent for my… Continue
Added by Diane on July 19, 2008 at 8:33am —
Incident in Vine City
It was early evening as the sunset wrapped its rays around the anxious women. Deepest hues of ebony, coffee, and chestnut blurred with the golden sunlight seeping through the translucent clouds above. Vine City, coveted for its unique beauty, brimmed with a mischievous allure while the waters of the Mer Sea lightly kissed the surrounding shore. From above, the small metropolis was a gathering of peaks stabbing unapologetically at the sky in declaration of… Continue
Added by B. Sharise Moore on July 14, 2008 at 2:35pm —
Beneath a sweltering noonday sun, the prickling sensation in her fingertips began to spread. Profuse sweating and violent hallucinations followed as the world around her swirled in the purplish haze of a narcotic high. Time slid to a sluggish halt as she closed her eyes, helplessly watching the blinding blue dance with screaming red behind her eyelids. Phase One of the shape-shift brought about a hurt so intense that all thought quickly became a dizzying distortion of… Continue
Added by B. Sharise Moore on July 14, 2008 at 2:28pm —
Taste: An Erotic Fantasy Series
by B. Sharise Moore
Love is forbidden....Pleasure reigns...Taste the fantasy...
On Ido, island of cocooned cities, Mer people, and butterfly dragons; love and monogamy are strictly prohibited, physical pleasures abound, and a brewing civil war pits youth and virility against age and experience.
The Ido Youth seek the preservation of Taste, a set of carnal sex rites beginning in the 21st year and ending with climax,… Continue
Added by B. Sharise Moore on July 14, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I realized I hadn't posted any of my publications here, one is in print the other on the web and I'm actually pretty proud of both of them.
I have a review of the novel Empress by Karen Miller up at Fantasy Magazione: here!
And my essay: Colonialism...In...Space & On The Ground appears in the WisCon Chronicles 2 from Aqueduct Press and can be purchased… Continue
Added by N.T. Gaubert on July 14, 2008 at 12:00pm —
It's not a perfect review (mostly positive), but I'm ecstatic to be reviewed by the New York Times. What an honor.
Weapons of Mass Creation
By DONNA FREITAS
Published in the New York Times, Sunday July 12th
THE SHADOW SPEAKER
By Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
336 pp. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion. $16.99. (Ages 12 and… Continue
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on July 12, 2008 at 9:24pm —
Back in the day, when I was calling myself “educating” people about Africa’s place in folklore and mythology, I wrote an article about the continent’s unknown beasts and mythical beings for Dragon magazine. Dragon was published by the people who were behind the renowned Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. I never was a gamer myself, but the article nonetheless had some influence. It was published in the June 1987 issue of Dragon, under the title “Out of Africa.” But I think “Into Africa”… Continue
Added by Charles R. Saunders on July 11, 2008 at 5:57am —
At last, the Nigerian edition of Zahrah the Windseeker
is available for purchase. The publisher is Kachifo LTD
, which has brought the works of so many of my favorite writers to Nigeria, including Sefi Atta, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ben Okri, , and Chimamanda N.… Continue
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on July 8, 2008 at 8:30am —
All I know of her is her voice, it quietly whispers through the blowing snow, which still falls. Her voice, it quietly calls for help, and cries in pain, drew me from my path and onto this chase through the snow filled streets of Mt. Airy. She always seems to be near, around the corner, behind that fence, just over that hill, but I never draw close enough to find her, never come close enough to see her.
Again I hear her voice and I twist in the piling snow, my… Continue
Added by Night Manager on July 8, 2008 at 12:52am —
A great division occurred after the creation of the human species. The first division happened when Lucifer, Prince of the Morning chose to defy creation and the Celestial Hierarchy. The second occurred when the Order of the Watchers, chosen to assist the human species defied the rules and engaged with them. The Celestial Hierarchy was made up of several orders, each with different status, positions and task. One of the Orders was the Powers, the Guardians of Universal and Cosmic… Continue
Added by Jeanine Wright on July 4, 2008 at 7:23pm —
“Those ships are huge,” Von Dellums, Director of Fleet Intelligence voiced in a subdued tone. “How much do you think they mass?” He turned to look up at the very tall man standing beside him.
Robert Mensah, Chief Advisor to the President of the NeoAfrican Federation blew out a thoughtful breath. “Hmmm. I’d say they’re twice the size of a Sofa Class Assault Cruiser. How well armed they are remains to be seen.”
Both men were in a surveillance room inside the Command Complex, a military… Continue
Added by Ronald T. Jones on July 4, 2008 at 11:00am —