Sci Fi, Live and in Living Color

In an earlier post, I talked about how I believe science fiction is made stronger when it is more diverse. Today on African American Journal with host Stephen Henderson, I joined my friend and colleague Cornelius Fortune to discuss the topic in more depth. Above is a clip from the show. To watch the entire interview, go to Detroit Public TV’s American Black Journal website.

This is going to be a pretty good sci fi week for me, continuing on with a guest appearance on Detroit Today later this week, also to discuss African American science fiction. Then, on Saturday, April 18, I will be co-hosting “Sci Fi in Living Color” a panel discussion on the relationship between African Americans and science fiction where I will be joined by Cornelius Fortune and Dr. Robert McTyre at Pages Bookshop, owned and operated by my friend Susan Connelly Murphy. I will also be signing copies of my books, “The Mayonnaise Murders” Part 1 and Part 2. “The Mayonnaise Murders Part 3” will be out later this year.

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Image Credit:Chronicles of “Aquanauts”


Finally, that same evening I’m looking forward to meeting fellow sci fi author adrienne maree brown, a 2013 Kresge Artist Fellow in the Literary Arts and local giant on the sci fi scene. Brown is one of the coordinators of the 2015  Art X Detroit book signing event honoring one of science fiction’s greatest and perhaps today’s most well-known African American science fiction author, Octavia Butler. The long-awaited anthology, “Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Movements,” which has been on tour around the country, now makes it’s Motown tour stop at the Garden Theater at 6 pm. brown is one of the editors of the volume together with Walidah Imarisha.

Yep. It’s gonna be a good week to be a geek.

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