Join us Tuesday December 30, 2014 from 8:00pm-10:00pm for a fun, exciting and informative Black Speculative Fiction Roundtable podcast. Hosts Ed Umoja Herman and Khalil Maasi will moderate a conversation about the power and importance of speculative fiction, countering negative Black images in the media, creating, controlling and distributing our own creative works and more with Black Creators and educators of Science Fiction, Fantasy […]
Join me and my writing sisters as we discuss #wereaddiversebooks at the Decatur Book Festival. We’ll be at the GRW Writer’s Pavillion. Here are the dates and times of my panels at Decatur Book Festival: Saturday, August 301:45-2:30 #WeReadDiverseBooks: African-American Popular Fiction GRW Pavilion Alicia McCalla, Seressia Glass, Piper Huguley, Vanessa Riley, Lauren Kelly3:00-3:45 Beautiful and Sultry […]
Join me on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9pm. I’m a guest on Genesis Science Fiction Radio with William Hayashi and the Black Science Fiction Society. Don’t forget to call in or chat via TalkShoe. I’d love to hear from you! Here’s the direct link to the show. Click here.
Alicia kindly asked me to come and talk about my website, Alien Star Books, how it all came about, and what I’m doing with my vast proceeds of 54 cents for the past year. (Ummm, nothing, they don’t pay out until you’ve reached $10!)
Possibilities Available as a free digital download! State of Black SF authors have created a flash fiction anthology that opens imagination to the idea of what Black speculative fiction can become. These super short stories are morsels of raw potential. Added to the flash fiction anthology are innovative digital artwork. Join artist Winston Blakely […]
I almost turned around and walked away from Dragoncon. I waited for three hours in a line wrapped around the Sheraton Hotel. Both my husband and I were exhausted, hot, and tired. What kept me going were the energetic people around me. They were dressed in costumes, laughed loudly, and were there to have a great time.
In a lot of ways, writing about violence is far more acceptable than writing about sex, even though, IMO, sex is at least as important a subject as violence.
We all know young adults — some, at least — are having sex. But what is appropriate in a novel? How far do your characters go, and how far do you, the writer, go in describing it? What are you, as a reader, comfortable reading about?
First off: Thank you, Alicia, for asking me to write a guest post. I’m encouraged by your enthusiastic response to the recent interview on the subject of Writing About Race in Science Fiction and Fantasy I conducted with authors David Anthony Durham, Aliette de Bodard, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Ken Liu. I’m also humbled that you’d enquire about my own work.
So, here’s the deal: I’m creating a sci-fi series called The Abandon. On July 27, 2012 I’m shooting the pilot episode, which will follow the journeys of five black men after a global alien invasion. Yes, I said five black men. I know that’s revolutionary for television, but hey, I am committed to changing the game. I’m particularly interested in changing the game when it comes to black representation and inclusiveness in sci-fi TV and film.