Hey, it's worth a try. -C
Added by Carole McDonnell on January 22, 2009 at 8:06am —
Earth Squadron is steadily working towards our goals with the project. However, due to the economic downturn the action figure has been put on hold for several months. It will definitely be complete during the summer. The storyline is complete with new additions to the ever growing universe. Even with the setbacks we’ve come to understand that everything happens for a reason. We’ve been privy to some new software that we are in the process of mastering which will increase… Continue
Added by TheDigitalBrothers on January 20, 2009 at 11:35pm —
I'm watching Obama take office, and before he even stepped onto the dais, I was rocking my feet like the African women from Kenya to Nigeria, who move their hips, ushering in the elements and pushing power forward through their arms and the ululations they call with tongue and teeth. A martini glass in my hand, and hope in my heart, I'm thinkin', "Damn, this is a new day."
Although I know Obama isn't as progressive as I want him to be, game peeps game when it comes to this historic… Continue
Added by Lisa Bolekaja on January 20, 2009 at 11:30am —
The message is clear: you can’t keep an Ilyassai down. Imaro is back, bigger and badder than ever. The third volume of his larger-than-life adventures – “Imaro: The Trail of Bohu” – is now available at www.lulu.com. You can read an excerpt from it in the Discussions section of the Sword and Soul group on this site.
I have two people to thank for helping me to keep Imaro in print after the setback the series suffered in 2007. The first is Brother Uraeus, who started the publishing… Continue
Added by Charles R. Saunders on January 17, 2009 at 8:47pm —
I am going for broke...
I recently posted a press release on PRWEB.COM
offering the film rights and options on my debut novel on a bid basis to interested film producers, production companies and investors.
My Google and Yahoo results have dramatically increased and many websites have picked up the news.
I would like George Lucas and Industrial Light and Magic to be involved with the… Continue
Added by HOLLIS WILLIAMS on January 17, 2009 at 10:26am —
This is an Op-Ed article I had published in a local newspaper last week. Given its subject matter, I think it remains relevant.
Rare Convergence in Political History Rings in New Year
Much has been written and said about the historical significance of Barack Obama’s victory in the recent U.S. presidential election. The event deserves all those words and more, for when Obama takes the oath of office during his Jan. 20 inauguration, he will be the first black person to hold… Continue
Added by Charles R. Saunders on January 16, 2009 at 9:58am —
WE NEED OUR OWN!!! WE CANNOT DEPEND ON OTHERS TO DO THAT WHICH WE CAN DO FOR SELF. WE CANNOT DEPEND ON HOLLYWOOD TO DEPICT US POSITIVELY. WE MUST CREATE OUR OWN"HOLLYWOOD"AND MAKE IT HAPPEN OURSELVES. HOLLA BACK
Added by dahmin muhammad on January 15, 2009 at 6:26am —
Suvudu is giving away three pairs of Weekend Tickets to Comic Con New York, one of the biggest Comics, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Manga, Television, Movies, You-Name-It-They-Got-It Extravaganzas known to mankind! All you need to do is email us your name, phone number, and mailing address at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's just that easy, but be sure to read the legal for all the fine print.
To enter, submit your name, phone number and mailing address to email@example.com between 12:01 AM EDT January… Continue
Added by Carole McDonnell on January 13, 2009 at 8:30am —
While cruising the Web the other day, I found a list of possible markets for sci-fi and spec writers. Info includes payment terms and other resources, but the most important items are links to stories that are being published.
Why is this important?
In order to compete in any marketplace, you must study from the people who are successfully selling. So, my advice is to review and evaluate the stories that are winning awards and paychecks and utilize some of the… Continue
Added by Stafford Battle on January 9, 2009 at 1:00pm —
from ACT II
THE 1ST ALLIANCES:
Her Viper was beginning to spin. Slowly now, but Starbuck knew soon she would be pinned to one side of her Viper as the centripetal forces rose. She slid her hand over the emergency eject lever, better to have it in hand now than when she may not have the strength to reach it. Be a shame to have the opportunity to bail only to be held back by her own body weight times ten. Spinning… Continue
Added by Night Manager on January 8, 2009 at 10:13am —
DARK SCRIBE MAGAZINE has announced the nominees for the 2nd Annual Black Quill Awards! Every vote makes a difference, so please follow the link below and cast yours now.
Remember, voting closes at midnight EST on Sunday, January 25th, 2009. And please, tell your friends!
Added by Carole McDonnell on January 5, 2009 at 8:22am —
I'm not usually into fan fiction but a buddy of mine; a fellow writer and I got into some heated arguments about which SCI-FI series could kick the ass out of the which other SCI-FI series and stories. That sort of kicked off a bit of a running writing fight and then evolved into a pretty interesting series of short stories and "What ifs". The stories all follow a specific outline and had a definite plot but we write them from several different points along the story. A story where EVERY and… Continue
Added by Night Manager on January 3, 2009 at 7:50pm —
...Quite by accident. Or quiet design. Viable arguments for the genesis of many things, but tripping through the wires of the internet led me to this Place. A vibrant fantastical place in its own right, the Black Science Fiction Society feels like coming home or a family reunion. Multicolored, multifaceted, multicultural, is how I likes it. So thanks to all y'all for the uncharacteristically warm welcome!
Right, so a little over a year ago, I was slogging through Amazon for something… Continue
Added by GBC on January 3, 2009 at 2:00am —
Chikaodili carried the bucket out of his compound to fetch water for his wife. He stood still in the doorway illuminated by the moonlight. His attention was directed to the hill to his right. On top of the hill stood a large structure with smoke from its chimney into the night sky. Chikaodili dropped the bucket where he stood and quickly walked back into his compound. He walked down the hallway not having time to see their occupants. He turned left into one of the rooms. He was startled when he… Continue
Added by william landis on December 31, 2008 at 7:58pm —
WINTER GHOST P 7
The snow pulls at my legs, trying to keep us from escaping. I slog into the alley but I know that he’ll catch us long before we can reach the other end.
What little light filtered through the trees and bushes into the alley from the street lights is suddenly blocked.
My legs stop dead… I can’t help myself. I can feel his eyes boring into my back.
I hear… it’s like a growl…
… no, it’s a word… low, deep and rumbling. Oh God…
Why can’t I… Continue
Added by Night Manager on December 29, 2008 at 11:00pm —
My illustrated book, Long Juju Man
, is scheduled for release February 6th, 2009. It is the winner of the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa
. For order information, click here
Here is the preliminary cover:
Long Juju Man was inspired by one of my favorite… Continue
Added by Nnedi Okorafor on December 29, 2008 at 1:18pm —
Hello, Everybody. I recently did an interview for an website that featured one of the classic Valiant Comic
Characters, Bloodshot. I would like to share this with my fellow Black Sci-Fi fans.
copy and paste the above link in a new tab in your browser.
Since, I joined this site, I've met some interesting people that I hope I will be working with on future
projects. All of us creative people… Continue
Added by Winston Blakely on December 28, 2008 at 6:55pm —
History and etymology An African-American scholar and social activist, Ron Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the first African-American holiday. Karenga said his goal was to "...give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society." The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase "matunda ya… Continue
Added by Jarvis Sheffield - Admin on December 27, 2008 at 4:30pm —
And another new beginning. I'm not sure, but this may be the happiest time of my life (I say that every year and it's always true). I love what I do and I love the people who have come into my life because of it - you! It's been an interesting year and I look forward to another one.
Like many of you, I've had my personal woes with illness, work, money and family, but it all just makes me appreciate my life all the more.
Besides, now I wonder how to write about everything… Continue
Added by Diane on December 27, 2008 at 10:30am —
I found this article at Africa Resource
It's also complicated. In his essay in "Dark Matter" titled "Racism and Science Fiction," Delany writes about how race constricts black writers. He describes being paired with Hopkinson during a book signing at Readercon in 1998, and how grouping… Continue
Added by A J Harper on December 26, 2008 at 12:51pm —