The kick-ass heroine of our new fall title, KILLER OF ENEMIES, offers some tips on how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
2014 John Douglas Taylor Conference: Contemporary Orientations in African Cultural Studies
May 30 – June 1, 2014, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Call for Papers (Deadline: November 15, 2013)
1) Please send 300 word paper and/or panel…
3-D food printer makes perfect pizza
Natural Machines says its Foodini will soon be printing homemade pizza in your kitchen, and it’s just one of many 3-D food printers in development.
pizza food science!!!!
#you wouldn’t download a pizza
Is there some reason we can’t just call them “replicators” at this point?
because that would scare the old people
certainly better looking that 2001’s idea of what space food would be like.
Replicator food? Does it cook it too? What about earl grey, hot?
The Kickstarter just launched, and we need your support to make this happen! Featuring a diverse range of professional, award-winning artists, writers, and scholars of speculative fiction,
"Escape from the mundane. Expand your understanding of time and space. Explore exotic mythologies. Approach the cosmos. Design a radical future for Detroit. AFROTOPIA is your door. Ingrid LaFleur will be your guide."
LaFleur, an independent art curator and creator of the AFROTOPIA project will introduce class participants to the contemporary arts movement, Afrofuturism. Using elements of fantasy, sci-fi, magic, and ancient knowledge the class will be invited to explore and develop radical ideas about their own future and the future of the city of Detroit.
October 22 to November 19
Tuesdays for 5 weeks
@The Carr Center
311 E. Grand River, Detroit, MI
7 to 8:30 pm
$15 per class
$50 for all five classes
Tickets available at afrotopia101.eventbrite.com
Tweflth Planet Press Is Accepting Submissions!
Tweflth Planet Press is publishing a new YA speculative fiction anthology called “Kaleidoscope”. Submission deadline is Dec. 31st. They are paying writers .05 a word. submission lengths are 2,500-10,000. It…
Also, while I’m at it, there’s a dope RPG by a Black woman historian - Steal Away Jordan. It deals with the heavy situation of slavery, a bit from the folklore side, a bit from the magical side.
Steal Away Jordan is a vehicle for players to tell a collective story of the lives of people who live inthe shadow of slavery. The emphasis here is on the people, not the place or time. The institution affects everyone, from the child born into bondage to the man who owns him. Steal Away Jordan is a role playing game written in the spirit of neo slave narratives like Margaret Walker’s Jubilee, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and Octavia Butler’s Kindred. Like these fictional accounts of slave life, players explore the social and psychological implications of life in a society where people can be property. Ultimately, players consider slavery’s long-term impact on a society and on the descendants of slaves and slave owners.
It has one of the realest call outs of power structures built right into the mechanics - “Worth” - everyone has Worth, and the more Worth you have the more dice you have. What if you don’t have much Worth? Maybe you better see if you can ally with someone who does…
From this simple rule, you end up with the classic issue of prisoner’s dilemma and Stockholm Syndrome - allying against the oppressor is something folks ought to do, but immediate survival needs sometimes make you work with the oppressor… and what does that cost you in the process?
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