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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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Personal Alchemy: Transmuting Dreams into Reality

You never know what sands you’ll cross, what mountains you’ll climb, what oceans you’ll swim. On January 1, 2011, my main resolution was to travel more. I was eagerly finalizing the itinerary for a trip to New Zealand that I … Continue reading

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Delivering Some Good News about Escape from Beckyville!

When I was 11, I had a paper route, delivering The Times Herald in the Pennsylvania community of Whitpain Hills where I lived. It was my first job. I was excited about folding the stack of newspapers and placing the … Continue reading


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Superficial Girlfriends, BFFs and Tending Gardens

“Ain’t no mountain, ain’t no sea/Maki-da-da/Keep my sister ‘way from me/Maki-da-da” –The Color Purple African-American lit has always informed my views of true friendship. Not that I didn’t have good homies in real life, but who could compete with Janie … Continue reading

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