A look at the podcast scene reveals that self-described Black nerds are very active in producing all types of Internet radio shows, and in doing so, are helping to shift the image of the typical nerd to a more realistic view – that no one color, creed, culture, or gender dominates nerd culture.
Black Speculative Fiction Author Alicia McCalla interviews debut author Rasheedah Phillips about the Black motherhood and intergenerational poverty themes in her debut novel Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
yay my first interview on my book is up:)
In Cassandra Medley’s Relativity, a brilliant young biogeneticist named Kalima is up for a prestigious fellowship – but in doing so, she runs the risk of alienating her mother, a leading proponent of melanin theory. Melanin theory argues that blacks are inherently superior due to a higher concentration of melanin in their genes. Kalima’s research puts her at increasing odds with her mother’s beliefs, and she must ultimately decide whether to side with her family or her findings.
Relativity stars Deidrie Henry as Kalima, Judyann Elder as Claire, and Jason Ritter as Dan, with James Pickens Jr., Terrell Tilford, and Lorraine Toussaint. Associate producers: Christina Montano and Jennifer Brooks. Stage manager and live sound effects: Tracy Pattin. Original music composed and performed by Stuart K. Robinson. Recording, editing, and mixing engineer: Mark Holden for Video Box Studios. Our director is Stuart K. Robinson.
Octavia E. Butler, one of the first African American science fiction authors to attract mainstream literary acclaim and the first writer in this genre to receive the MacArthur Fellowship (or the Genius Grant”), died in 2006 at the age of 58. In 2010 she was posthumously inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.Today Open Road Integrated Media, Butler’s digital publisher, announced that it will publish two previously unpublished stories by the Hugo and Nebula-Award winning writer as an ebook.
Good news for Octavia Butler fans!
be still my heart
Black science fiction Black science fiction or black speculative fiction is an umbrella term that covers a variety of activities within the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres where people of the African diaspora take part or are depicted.
In the late 1990s a number of cultural critics began to use the term Afrofuturism to depict a cultural and literary movement of thinkers and artists of the African diaspora who were using science, technology, and science fiction as means of exploring the black experience.