Join us on Twitter for the next Black Sci-Fi Book Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Aug. 29! We’ll be discussing Nicole Givens Kurtz’ “Death’s Harvest” in the anthology Street Magick: Tales of Urban Fantasy. Click here to read the story and use the hashtag #blackscifibookclub to give your thoughts!
We’re back again with another installment of “Projects I’m Supporting”! Up this time: 23-16-9: A Short Film, Niobe: She Is Death, Kamikaze: Volume 2/Soundbox, and the Patreon campaigns of Mikki Kendall and K. Tempest Bradford. Read More
And now for something a little different: Dancer/promoter M Simona Stephenson (stage name Myzchief Du Voodoo) has been actively performing burlesque outside of her bathroom mirror for almost three years. She was just won Master of Improv at the 2017 Burlypicks Utah competition and is headed to the Burlypicks World Championship Finals in Denver later this summer. We talked to her about feminism, her nerdy upbringing and making geekery sexy.
On June 27, author Zig Zag Claybourne will join Midwest BSFA on Twitter for the bi-monthly #blackscibookclub discussion of his story, “Revolver.” We asked him about his background, his love of writing and his upcoming projects. Read More
A few months ago, a white author posted a comment in one of the Facebook groups I moderate seeking a beta reader for the steampunk story he was writing. Because his main character is Asian and he clearly is not, he was interested in finding a person of color to read the story. My response was “hire an Asian sensitivity reader.” Read More
Join us on Twitter for the next Black Sci-Fi Book Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, June 27! We’ll be discussing Zig Zag Claybourne’s “Revolver” in his anthology of short stories Historical Inaccuracies. Click here to read the story and use the hashtag #blackscifibookclub to give your thoughts!
We’re continuing our tradition of exploring the work of Octavia Butler during our next Black Sci-Fi Book Club with “Bloodchild” from her collection of science fiction stories and essays, Bloodchild and Other Stories. Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at the Groesbeck branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati Hamilton County to discuss the story! Read More