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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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Gwen and Arthur’s Break Up on SyFy's Merlin was Anti-Climatic

Gwen_and_ArthurOK.  Spoiler alert. Don’t read this post, if you haven’t seen the show.

I caught up on my favorite TV series, Merlin, and I know, I KNOW that Gwen and Arthur had to break-up but I think it was done wrong.  I’ve been taking a few days to process the entire “Lancelot Du Lac” show and it still just aggravates me. 

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Haven's Bad Boy Has a Steamy Interracial Love Affair

Duke_and_EviThe second season of Haven has picked up. I've got so many questions about each of the main characters. I want to dig more and dig deeper. One character that I think is a "hot" bad boy is Duke Crocker played by Eric Balfour. He is always engaged in some form of criminal behavior that involves smuggling something to a secret location.  He is the gothic hero because I still feel like he's got some good values buried underneath. So imagine my suprise when Evi Ryan played by Vinessa Antoine steps-in.

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Check out the Book Cover for Alicia McCalla's Breaking Free: Book Launches February 2012

I'm so excited.  I've been fast at work on my rewrites and deep edits for my novel Breaking Free.  I'm also totally in love with the book cover from Graphic Designer Eithne Ni Anluain. She did a terrific job on XJ's book cover. It's exactly the image I had in mind.  I absolutely love the […]

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