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Black Speculative Fiction Roundtable (Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014)

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 and Horror films, books and comic books. CALL-IN NUMBER: 917-889-7765 The Black Speculative Fiction Radio Roundtable will include: […]

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Join me at the Decatur Book Festival

 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 Marriott […]

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Listen to Alicia McCalla on Black Science Fiction Radio

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. 

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Guest Blog: Alien Star Books has a Multicultural Mission

Terrence adult league hockey 10-28-2012Alicia 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!)

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State of Black SF 2012 Authors Create New Anthology

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 and […]

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Black SF 2012 Author Panel was Standing Room Only

457399 3151607167791 218292551 oI 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. 

 

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Guest Fest: Margaret Fieland Talks Writing Same-Sex Sexuality in YA SciFi

Margaret FielandIn 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?

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Guest Fest: Zachary Jernigan Discusses How Race Frames his Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing

ZJFirst 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.

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Guest Fest: The Abandon, An All Black Male Sci‐Fi TV Series by Keith Josef Adkins

Abandon_TV_SeriesSo, 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.

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