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Vigilante Flash Fiction: “The Red Diamond”

Hey everybody and welcome to my short story playground this is Episode #5 of Diverse SciFi and Fantasy Stories Podcast. I’m your host, author, Alicia McCalla. Thanks for tuning in!  This podcast is all about me honoring my son’s legacy and sharing my diverse science fiction and fantasy stories with the world…  Welcome to my […]

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The State of Black SciFi 2012: Why I Love Teen Dystopian SciFi!

StateofBlackSFLogo2012Let’s talk about the social commentary of teen dystopian literature. What the heck is it anyway? Dystopian literature takes a social problem and extrapolates that problem to a frightening extreme. I grew up reading Ray Bradbury but today’s craze is all about the Hunger Games. Everybody is talking about it and publishers want to find the next one. Teen dystopian fiction sells big but it’s also good. I love dystopian fiction but let me back up a bit. Let me put this in perspective. People step back from me when I tell them that I’m a Native Detroiter.