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When Fantasy Meets Erotica... About the novel: Taste...

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 — No Comments

Essay & Review

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 — No Comments

The New York Times reviews the Shadow Speaker

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 — 4 Comments

Into Africa

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 — 3 Comments

African Fantasy: The Nigerian Edition of Zahrah the Windseeker



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 — No Comments

Winter Ghost

WINTER GHOST

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.

*help*

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 — 3 Comments

A Summary of first book Pure Blood- followed by an Excerpt

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 — 3 Comments

Excerpt from a novel I'm currently working on, tentatively titled Visitors to NeoAfrica.

“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 — 7 Comments

Two nominations for Wind Follower

I told you earlier that Wind Follower was up for a nomination for the Clive Staples Award. Now I just found out that it's also been chosen as a nominee for the 2008 Pluto award. Nice, uh?





It's the first year for the Clive Staples and the second year for the Pluto. Clive Staples Awards are for speculative fiction books that have… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on July 3, 2008 at 8:07am — 6 Comments

ACTION FIGURE ARRIVED!!

Finally,

Good news on the action figure front. The prototype action figure came in the mail this week. Also, the mold so we can create more here at the shop so God willing, we will have a some available for sale during the holiday season. Hopefully, we will be able to produce the two other characters we want to put out before years end as well. We appreciate all your help and support for this project. It warms my heart to see that people see value in what we are trying to… Continue

Added by TheDigitalBrothers on July 2, 2008 at 12:03am — 4 Comments

An excerpt from my upcoming book, Twilight.

I stared out the forward drop pod window as the planet below expanded from a curvature cutting across our view to a dark, rugged blot. The nearer our descent the closer that blot revealed discernible surface features: mountains, trees, bodies of water, blast craters; swathes of land scoured black by thermal bombardment. Much of those areas encompassed space where population centers once existed.

I soaked in the grim scene, tallying the numbers of dead Vingin in my mind. Reverse thrusts… Continue

Added by Ronald T. Jones on June 24, 2008 at 8:46pm — 6 Comments

Earth Squadron Action Figure Delayed 2 Weeks.

Unfortunately, The action figure prototype which was sculpted in India is being delayed for two weeks. There was an error in shipping which will push the arrival date back 2 weeks. Lord willing, we will have some ready for the holiday season. Once this one is here we plan to make some custom figures for those that have supported the project so far.

Next month we begin development of the enemy characters and then our first female character. This project is a bit ambitious but I am… Continue

Added by TheDigitalBrothers on June 21, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

My Other Blog

Hi,



Just thought I'd share a post I did a couple weeks ago on my other blog. I blog under the moniker "Exquisitely Black", and am a member of the AfroSpear, over at my website: www.myafricandiaspora.com.



Eric and I started this website after tracing our African Ancestry. Anyway, you can check out the blog posting here:…



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Added by Veronica Henry on June 5, 2008 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Earth Squadron Action Figure Prototype Complete.

Earth Squadron Action Figure Prototype Complete.

We plan to make 8 to 10 action figures over the next few years. The prototype of the first figure is now done and almost ready for production. Pray for us. We may just be ready to go to market by year's end. Just in time for Christmas and Kwanza.



If you would like to see the preliminary pics of the main character. Please visit. www.EarthSquadron.com



Every $20 donation is basically a pre-order for an action… Continue

Added by TheDigitalBrothers on June 3, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction's Newest

New-Wave Trajectory

Click to order via Amazon



Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Ohio State University Press; 2 edition (May 8, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0814210783



Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction's Newest

New-Wave Trajectory, edited by Marleen S. Barr, is the first

combined science fiction critical anthology and short story

collection to focus upon black women via written and visual texts.

The volume… Continue

Added by Carole McDonnell on May 31, 2008 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

Sarah Caullings Private Journal 4

Why couldn’t it be contained? Why could we not control it? The purpose of the virus seemed so clear to me, yet the way it evolved from host to host made it so complex. We were such fools to think that we could control such an intense for of nature. I was such a fool to think that I could escape fates cruel joke. I was so selfish to allow things to get this far yet blame everyone else for my families fate.



I still remember the day the corpses were brought back from Japan. There was a… Continue

Added by Matt on May 30, 2008 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Sarah Caullings Private Journal 3

If any of my journals are being read, I imagine that I am either dead or under investigation by the United States government as well as many others. I cannot say that the leaving of these journals is any attempt to clear myself of any wrong doing in this specific incident. Rather these journals are my attempt to shed light on a matter that may very well cost the entire population of the world their lives. I am just as responsible if not more so than the virus for the deaths of so many people,… Continue

Added by Matt on May 29, 2008 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Sarah Caullings Private Journal 2

So much death. So many good innocent people now lost because of our misguided actions. This was never meant to cause such a tragedy, but it shall go down in history as the single most destructive event in the history of man. Maybe this is how Judgment Day was supposed to come. Maybe this is the will of God that we have acted out. Man against man, in a battle for supremacy; Darwin's survival of the fittest at its most extreme. No….. this is no biblical prophecy. We get no pass from the death… Continue

Added by Matt on May 28, 2008 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Day Eleven

Day Eleven (revised)



Told you I'd be back didn't I. Just in time to tell you that we have all officially lost our shit. I am not joking, playin around, or bullshitting in any way. We are all officially committable as of yesterday. How do I know this you might ask? Easy, cause I have never laughed so hard in mu friggin life. And I imagine that if you saw a couple of slow walking douches that were trying to eat your face off slipping on cooking oil you'd laugh… Continue

Added by Matt on May 28, 2008 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Day Ten

It's like all we are is flies waiting to get swatted down. The plan somewhat worked, but now we're down three more people. Will gave his life trying to help get the power back on, and April and Cujo have gone A.W.O.L on us. Things are a bit hectic right now so I'm gonna keep this short and sweet.







About two days back when the power went out on us we came up with a plan to get everything back on. We were still using the exercise bikes as back-ups while Freddie finalized his… Continue

Added by Matt on May 28, 2008 at 8:39pm — No Comments

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February Seventeen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 17, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Meharry Medical College - Instagram

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Livingstone College…

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February Sixteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 16, 2019 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

Violet Lewis, founded of Lewis Business College, and the first location on Indiana Street in Indianapolis.

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

LeMoyne College…

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February Fifteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 15, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: Lawson State Community College (link below)

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Knoxville College…

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Apathy, Crises and Zappa...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 15, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Image Source: Five Thirty Eight blog

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Existentialism, Politics

So what exactly is a constitutional crisis? We should be clear about what does — and, more importantly, does not…
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February Fourteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 14, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Johnson C. Smith - The Division of Government Sponsored Programs and Research inducted seven students into its Ronald E. McNair Scholars program. This year’s theme is “Defying Gravity: Launching Scholars Academic Success.”

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Jarvis…

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Semper Fidelis...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 14, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Topics: Mars, NASA, Opportunity, Planetary Exploration, Spaceflight

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover was built to operate for just 90 days, but kept going for 15 years. NASA officially declared it dead on Wednesday, and its last message to scientists before it went dark eight months ago is getting a lot of attention.

The rover spent a decade and a half sending data bursts, not words, but according to…
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February Thirteen...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 13, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Huston-Tillotson University

Huston–Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas, United States. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. Huston–Tillotson University established in 1881. The University is a member of the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC). Their colors are maroon and white & their…
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Anthony "Tony" Mitchell...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 13, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Anthony "Tony" Mitchell

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Electrical Engineering, NSBE

“The 2019 BEYA Selection Committee, supported by the Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and our lead sponsor Lockheed Martin Corporation, have invested in me the authority to…
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The Talented Tenth Saga----PLEASE DONATE

Posted by Christopher Love on February 12, 2019 at 9:17pm 0 Comments

The Talented Tenth Saga will be an 8 issue, limited run comic book series and film.  This series is unique for many reasons.

  • First of all, it will feature real people versus hand drawn or CGI characters. This is why actors and actresses will be sought.
  • Secondly, the main characters in the world of The Talented Tenth Saga will be diverse as the world we live in.
  • And lastly, all 8 issues will be given out for free and can be read at beauty shops, barber shops, schools, libraries and other organizations in local communities starting in Madison County, Alabama and beyond. The film will be uploaded to YouTube and other platforms for free to enjoy and view.

The comic book can be downloaded on IndyPlanet.com

Please support this project.

https://www.ioby.org/project/talented-tenth-saga

Everyone Deserves Heroes That Look Like THEM…

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February Twelve...

Posted by Reginald L. Goodwin on February 12, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Image Source: Howard University Instagram

Topics: African Americans, Civil Rights, Education, Human Rights, Women's Rights

Harris-Stowe State University…

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