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I Got Your Book: The Gilda Stories

Like always, we gotta start with some celebrations! Princeless has been nominated for an Eisner! Mary Anne Mohanraj’s collection of SF erotica looks fantastic! Charles Saunders‘ Damballa, was just awarded Best Pulp Novel of 2011! Here’s an excerpt of a review: All of the wondrous

I Got Your Book: This Time, It’s LITERARY

Two new anthologies prominently featuring authors of color are fundraising RIGHT NOW!!! A review of Kingdom of Gods A review of this month’s Stone Telling On why multiculturalism is just good writing.  Hooray for Tayari Jones — reader demands have made her first two books once again available! Annnnnnnnnd here’s Kindred…. as a radio

I Got Your Book: Into the Wise Dark

Let’s begin with some links: Hooray for Linda Addison, whose How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend received a Bram Stoker Award from the World Horror Association! The ToC for Steampunk Revolutions! More discussion of Hunger Games (the last link is to a review that focuses on the movie from an indigenous, social justice oriented perspective)

The Power of Performance

I received the email below this afternoon, and am re-posting it with permission from Dr. McCune. In it, he emphasizes that activism surrounding Trayvon Martin’s murder must not be conflated with misogyny.  ——————— On Wednesday, The Department of Women’s Studies and American Studies–along with African-American

I Got Your Book: REVENGE OF THE BOOK

This update is mostly signal boosts. Next time, I’ll have a book review up for Neesha Meminger’s Into the Wise Dark! This children’s bookstore needs a makeover! Nnedi won a BEST NOVEL World Fantasy Award for Who Fears Death! Andrea Hairston is WisCon Guest of

Black in America

  I could be Rekia Boyd. Easily. I can’t tell you how many warm nights have included me hanging out in the park with friends. Just shooting the shit you know? Have we been loud? Probably. But there’s a reason it was an off duty

Life Lessons

Had a conversation with kid #1 (12 years old), about how to handle himself if he’s been stopped by the cops, or someone like Zimmerman. Somewhere in the middle of explaining how to protect his head & neck if a cop decided to kick his