11 Black Sci-Fi Authors To Read Right Now

Get to know the work of these Black science fiction authors, from the established and prolific to debut authors shaking up the genre like Cinderella is Dead author Kalynn Bayron. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-13 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Read Sci-Fi Author Elizabeth Bear’s New Short Story About Panic in Space

Read a brand-new story from the award-winning author of Karen Memory, Ancestral Night, and The Red-Stained Wings. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-05-25 11:00:08 UTC ]
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Read Harder 2020: A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novella

Get your science fiction and fantasy fix in short form with these excellent novellas -- perfect for the 2020 Read Harder challenge. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-03 11:32:42 UTC ]
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Sci-Fi Authors Charlie Jane Anders and Madeline Ashby on Imagining the Future

Two authors from the recent Future Tense Fiction anthology discuss how they approach their craft. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2019-10-25 11:30:07 UTC ]
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BookCon 2018: Four Sci-Fi Authors Talk Reality, Identity, And #Fearlesswomen

Four sci-fi authors—Charlie Jane Anders, Seth Dickinson, S.L. Huang, and V.E. Schwab—will appear in not one but two panel discussions. Riffing on the panel titles, we asked them how reality, identity, and fearless female characters influence their work. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookCon Adds Sci-Fi, Mystery and Thriller Authors to Adult Lineup

ReedPOP has unveiled a lineup of science fiction, mystery and thriller authors for BookCon 2018, which includes such authors as David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Brad Meltzer, and Walter Mosley. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At the Huntington, see the inspirational note black sci-fi writer Octavia Butler wrote to herself

Before her first novel sold in 1975, before she won her MacArthur grant, sci-fi writer Octavia Butler fought years of rejection by writing inspirational notes to herself. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Ahmed Khaled Towfik on the Outlook for Arabic Sci-Fi

Better times are ahead, says writer Ahmed Khaled Towfik, who recently appeared at Dubai’s festival: the Arab world is readier for science fiction, he says. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘Looking Good for Science Fiction’ t The National, Hala Khalaf asserts that “Arab readers don’t like... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Mirror Is Almost as Smart as a Good Sci-Fi Book

In the latest episode of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast the panel discusses why Black Mirror is better than most other sci-fi TV. The post Black Mirror Is Almost as Smart as a Good Sci-Fi Book appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'The Martian': Author Andy Weir discusses his new sci-fi novel

Weir's debut novel is experiencing good sales and is receiving praise for the scientific detail involved in his tale of an astronaut stranded on Mars. The author says he was inspired by the movie 'Apollo 13,' where it's 'man versus nature... it's all of us against the physical world.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Sci-fi author Harry Harrison dies

American science fiction writer Harry Harrison, best known for The Stainless Steel Rat and the book that inspired Charlton Heston's classic film Soylent Green, has died aged 87. Continue reading at BBC News

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Read Harder: An Own Voices YA Book With a Black Main Character That Isn’t About Black Pain

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read an own voices YA book with a Black main character that isn't about Black pain. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-07 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Space oddities: why the Futurama reboot went from sci-fi to sci-why

The show was axed and remade, moving to Comedy Central and leaving its comedic legacy behindMatt Groening could do no wrong in 1999. The Simpsons was still both witty and money-spinning, and he could get any project he wanted greenlit – even a sci-fi comedy cartoon called Futurama. The show... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-06-10 12:00:09 UTC ]
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Chef and Cookbook Author Bryant Terry Looks to Preserve Black Food Stories

The chef and cookbook author is heading up a new imprint to give chefs of color a leg up in the historically insular publishing industry. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-10-04 18:09:38 UTC ]
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10 Strangest Sci-Fi Dystopias

Lincoln Michel, author of the new novel 'The Body Scout,' picks 10 of his favorite dystopian novels. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Astronauts check our scripts!’: inside the new age of sumptuous sci-fi TV

With clone emperors in haute couture and exotic wolf-lizards poised to attack, Foundation and For All Mankind herald a new era of ravishing spectaculars. Can they do for sci-fi what Game of Thrones did for fantasy?Dynastic infighting, the decline and fall of a mighty empire, tyrannical rulers... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-23 15:57:15 UTC ]
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Eloise Greenfield, author whose picture books uplifted Black children, dies at 92

Her dozens of works helped broaden children’s literature so that young African Americans could see themselves, their history and their hopes in the pages of their picture books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-18 06:43:01 UTC ]
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German Book Prize: ‘Nationwide Blind Date Readings’ With Authors

The German Book Prize announces a series of author readings running through October 1 and set in many parts of Germany. The post German Book Prize: ‘Nationwide Blind Date Readings’ With Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-08-17 18:09:08 UTC ]
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Bo-Young Kim on Finding Unlikely Sci-Fi Influences

Western works of science fiction were not easily accessible in translation in South Korea until recent years. The country was ruled by a succession of military dictatorships until around 1992, and before that time, South Korean culture had been surveilled through a state censorship system that... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-05-27 08:50:01 UTC ]
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At this reading festival, kids pick the winners and authors are rock stars

The Forest of Reading book festival in Ontario, where kids pick the winning authors, is more important than ever during the pandemic. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2021-05-13 18:23:27 UTC ]
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