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The State of Black Scifi 2012: The Grand Finale with a New Short Story from Alicia McCalla

FlareThis is the last week of our amazing online Black History Month event.  It’s been an enlightening experience.  I’d like to take the time to thank everyone who has participated from the other bloggers to the readers, retweeters, and commenters. You all have been wonderful. My winners this week are Chicki Brown and Ellen Barrow.  Congratulations!  This week we have a special treat.  Each participant has created an original short story.

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State of Black SciFi 2012: Giveaways and an Upcoming Paranormal Romance from Alicia McCalla

black_scifi_logo3.1We’ve made it to Giveaway Day! I have two winners! Please congratulate Troy Wiggins and Sherese Francis! Woohoo! They’ll each receive a copy of Breaking Free. Don’t forget that I’ll announce three winners at our Grand Finale Event on February 27, 2012 so keep commenting, tweeting #blackscifi2012 with my twitter handle (AliciaMcCalla), and discussing on FB.

Now on to this week’s post. I’ve been working on an adult paranormal romance with a twist of horror. Of course, it includes a serial killer. My working title is the Soul Eaters.  It will be a Priestess of Mawu Series.

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The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012: Why is it Important to Show Race, Culture, Minority Politics or Ethnicity in Sci-Fi?

Paper_BagWoohoo! I’m excited that we’re at Day 3 in our discussion of Black Science Fiction. Don’t forget about the incredible giveaways coming up February 6th. This week we’re discussing if it’s important to show race, culture, minority politics, or ethnicity in Sci-Fi. K. Let's talk. 

I remember the day that my grandmother told me that she interviewed (in her youth) for a position at a local retailer but was unable to get the job because she didn’t pass the paper bag test. Yup. That’s right. My grandmother wasn’t lighter than a paper bag and so she couldn’t get that job.

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Author Milton Davis Discusses Upcoming Women’s Sword and Soul Anthology

Milton_DavisI’d like to welcome Sword and Soul author, Milton Davis. Please take some time to learn about this exciting genre and his call for submissions on a new women’s soul and sword anthology.

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Alien Encounters: Panelists Tackle Tough Issues That Impact YA Black Speculative Fiction

Alien_Encounters_PanelI was pleased to attend the authors' discussion and book signing at Auburn Avenue Research library. This Alien Encounters topic was "Beyond Twilight and Harry Potter: Speculative Fiction for Young Adults of Color." The dicussion was timely, interesting, and important. I'm sad that I missed the other sessions, I was knee deep in finishing Breaking Free. Sadness. But what I heard at this panel was awesome.

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