What You Don’t Know, Believe the Ghetto Knows

I’m really a fan of Ibi Zoboi‘s work. I love her writing, the lens through which she tells stories. I appreciate the way¬†Zoboi juxtaposes the magic¬†inherent in the world with the reality of life as an immigrant, the child of immigrants, and how hard it is to live within that culture while wanting to, simultaneously,…

Revisiting Discontinuity

Last week, I said that I’d re-post a short serial that I’d started a couple of years ago, and never finished. Discontinuity was my first attempt at trying to tackle some really heavy themes; interracial relationships, complex physics ideas, and reimagning Africa/the world, and Steamfunk! It’s a bit rough, but after an intial re-read (and…

Reimagining Tolkien

I gotta tip my hat to my wife on this one. While we were indulging in a little morning tweeting, she stumbled upon this Salon article on her timeline. In it, Laura Miller discusses the burgeoning success of N. K. Jemisin and David Anthony Durham as POC fantasy authors, and their perspectives of that existence.

The Passing of L.A. Banks

By now, this is old news, but as some of you know, author Leslie Esdaile Banks (L.A. Banks), the creator of the Vampire Huntress Legend and Crimson Moon series, died on August 2, 2011. Banks was instrumental in the lives of many African American readers and aspiring authors. She wrote in several different genres, and…