The Carl Brandon Society has a program in book advocacy: every ethnic heritage month we will be sending out a list of ten speculative fiction books, which are still in print, by authors of that heritage to bookstores and libraries so that they can feature these books and encourage readers to pick them up.
The way we arrive at the list is by asking our members to submit nominations, and then by polling members to choose the top ten. Right now we're taking nominations of speculative… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 21, 2008 at 6:34am —
I have a short story called "Spider the Artist" in a just released environmental science fiction anthology called Seeds of Change (Prime Books). Read an excerpt here
I hope you enjoy the anthology's book trailer
(heh, that's my mom's voice you hear). Watch it on youtube… Continue
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on August 20, 2008 at 7:16pm —
UIDELINES FOR CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2:
more tales of beauty and strangeness
CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness is the next volume in the annual anthology series edited by Mike Allen, scheduled to be published by Norilana Books in July 2009. The anthology's literary focus is on the high end, and it is open to the full range of the speculative and fantastic genres.
Editor Mike Allen says: "CLOCKWORK PHOENIX 2 is a home for stories that sidestep expectations in… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on August 17, 2008 at 11:38am —
WINTER GHOST P3
The door is… so strange. There’s no screen door. The snow is piled right up against it. It’s wood, dark and weather beaten, in thick long planks from top to snow covered bottom. It’s not especially ornate and there is no window set in it but there is an eyehole with an old fashion knocker just beneath it. I don’t see a doorbell.
Maybe the knocker is the bell.
The snow rises in a mound the higher the steps get but with one foot on the first step… Continue
Added by Night Manager on August 15, 2008 at 3:00pm —
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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To help libraries prepare for Black History Month as well as support
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Added by Carole McDonnell on August 1, 2008 at 5:00pm —
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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 —