Come out and meet authors Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, James Mason, LM Davis and Milton Davis as they discuss Black Speculative Fiction and read from their works. Come purchase books and have them signed by the writers. As an added bonus, James Mason will provide caricatures for any purchases totaling $20.00 or more. Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Time: 12pm-5pm […]
SOBSF 2014 Come out and meet authors Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, James Mason, LM Davis and Milton Davis as they discuss Black Speculative Fiction and read from their works. Come purchase books and have them signed by the writers. As an added bonus, James Mason will provide caricatures for any purchases totaling $20.00 or more. Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 […]
Within the last couple of months, I received lots of tweets and emails asking about Book Two in the Genetic Revolution Series. Double Identity is scheduled to come out 2014. I’m working hard to build or create a series that readers will continue to love and enjoy. I’m hoping readers will enjoy book two. Double Identity picks up where Breaking Free ended. Here’s the description.
Book Two in the Genetic Revolution Series Available 2015! XJ Patterson’s world just got more complicated. She’s been trying to save her revolutionary mom from an evil mind swipe procedure when she discovers that she and her two long lost cousins are a secret genetically-enhanced weapon. She’s already saved one cousin and now she has […]
The State of Black Science Fiction authors will be participating in a panel discussion at Dragoncon this year. It’s a great start to bringing the discussion to a large venue. The author panel includes LM Davis, Milton Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Wendy Raven McNair, and Balogun Ojetale. We’re a part of the Science […]
Last week, one of my former students emailed me in distress over this series, “Save the Pearls.” Her anger stemmed from the obvious racially negative subtext (conscious and unconscious) that related to whites as “pearls” and blacks as “coals” in this controversial YA novel.
Admittedly, I was horrified by the obvious racial insensitivities within the first book’s descriptions on Amazon as well as on the “Save the Pearls” website, where the love interest, Jamal, has the astrological sign labeled “pimp.” The book trailer also was very disturbing with a young, blond woman in black face, telling her tale of reverse discrimination in her post apocalyptic world where her white skin makes her genetically-inferior and unable to handle the “heat.” Could someone really publish such a book in the 21st century? But what worried me the most was that this book was written for teens.
Coming in 2015! This is the third installment of the Soul Eater series. An ancient evil is drawn to the shores of America where good people have forgotten their history, power, and strength. When Shania Moore’s dreams of a serial killer draining the souls of African American girls in a bizarre ritual turn out to […]
Wil Smith’s Summertime always brings back memories. One of the things I remember most is being able to spend hours upon hours reading until my heart was content.
The hunt and murder of Trayvon Martin seems like a fictionalized scene from a teen dystopian novel similar to the Hunger Games. The only problem is that this scene is real. I’ve been keeping up with the news on this case and I am both horrified and enraged. My feelings stem from two fronts, one because I am Black and the other because I am a mother. The injustice boils.
We’re almost at the end of our 7-week online Black History Month event. It’s been an exceptional experience. During week six, our topic is all about our favorite Black SF icon. I’ve chosen Octavia Butler. So much as been written about Butler, I don’t know if I can offer a unique perspective but I’ll try.