Monthly Archives: January 2012

What is the State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: Why is it Important to Show Race in Sci-Fi?

What if we lived in a society where authors were banned from writing about the lives of African-Americans? What would you do if black folks were forbidden from publishing at all? How would you feel if, in this future world, … Continue reading


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When Should You Give Up on Your Dreams?

Do your dreams have a shelf life … and should they? Is there an expiration date stamped on the bottom of your deepest desires? I was never a conventional dreamer.


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What is the State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: Why I Love Speculative Fiction

As a child, mangled bodies cluttered my literary landscape. My mom had to pry me away from Stephen King and Dean Koontz novels, not to mention Fangoria magazine. No doubt she thought she had a budding psychopath on her hands. … Continue reading


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What is the State of Black Science Fiction 2012?

January is one of my favorite months. Not only because this time of year signifies transformation and new beginnings, but we also celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and renew our commitment to issues of social justice. … Continue reading


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The Escape from Beckyville Message Boards Are Here!

Virtual book club, anyone? I’m pouring the (cyber) Riesling and Pinot Noir. You bring the convo. Kay? I knew I was overdue for a community to discuss Escape from Beckyville. Lynda, a super talented artist I met in Philadelphia a … Continue reading

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