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A Discussion with Steven Barnes

Today we had the ultimate honor to hear author Steven Barnes discuss his novel Lion’s Blood. Originally named Inshallah, Lion’s Blood depicts an alternate history in which the whites become enslaved and blacks are the enslavers. 220 more words

Cultural Gutter: A Relative Dystopia

Over on The Cultural Gutter, I’m writing about Nalo Hopkinson’s dystopian science fiction novel Brown Girl in the Ring. A Relative Dystopia is a look at how our culture, upbringing, and personal experiences can shape what we define as a dystopian future, and how people of a different race can look at the exact same thing at the exact same time and take away very different impressions.

Science Fiction

Jonah by Kibwe Tavares

What happens when you wish for what for something better than you have? Usually you must be careful what you wish for.

Mbwana and his friend are tired of their life in Zanzibar, and wish to have their hometown become a tourist attraction like Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, or the Taj Mahal. 242 more words

POEM: Lunar Time (Revisited)

Sneak peek of some of the work I’m hammering away at for #31DaysofO. Check out the hashtag for more snippets of the epic sci-fi novel-length poem I’m writing. 164 more words


Bottle Service #7 (Thirty Stories in Thirty Days) by Cherie Ann Turpin

Bottle Service #7 (Thirty Stories in Thirty Days)
by Cherie Ann Turpin

A quiet crowd hovered in the alleyway between [] street leading up to the dull, gray door of Aremwen’s Parlour near opening time, 11 p.m.  538 more words

Cherie Ann Turpin