Invisible writers, invisible readers, and why #WeNeedDiverseBooks
/ May 29, 2015 0 COMMENTS

The classic “Invisible Man” written by Ralph Ellison, offers a master class on the African American experience and race relations viewed through the prism of  fiction. It was written in 1952. Today, in 2015, it appears black folks – indeed pretty much all non-white folks – are still more or less invisible when it comes…

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Detroit is turning into…what?
/ May 28, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Just so you know, this is a ramble. So if you’re looking for one of those highly structured, academic-type things, then maybe come back next week. Just kidding. That’s something you most likely won’t ever find here. What I do here is pretty much straight brain to page, as some of you may have kinda…

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So anyway, about those dragons…
/ May 27, 2015 0 COMMENTS

  When I was a kid, which was …well…still kinda waiting on that adulthood train to show up any minute now. Not that I’ll get on, but I did think it was kind of interesting that the thing never even pulled into the station. So. Dragons. Mostly because this was one of those weeks when…

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Tackling Samuel Delaney and Dhalgren
/ May 26, 2015 0 COMMENTS

I’ve been hearing about Samuel Delany for awhile now, but more than that I’ve been hearing (from those who ought to know) that this was somebody I absolutely had to start reading why hadn’t I read him already don’t you consider yourself a writer of science fiction particularly an African American person writing this stuff?…

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Is sex with aliens wrong..?
/ May 21, 2015 2 COMMENTS

Or is it just, well…you know…different? Because as a scifi fanatic who works hard each and every day to keep his finger – or whatever – on the pulse…or whatever…of whatever is going on in the scifi universe, I find it necessary to pose this very important question. Mostly because I came across someone else…

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