Get Inspired During Black Speculative Fiction Month
During October 2015, we will focus on the Red Planet and why Mars matters to Black people. Mars has played a prominent role in human civilization; from John Carter to Matt Damon and even further back to ancient mythology and religion. The facts and fiction of Mars offer a gateway to a better future for all of us. Mars is the perfect opportunity to embrace the next step of social evolution.
"Where water flows, life grows."
The decisions and actions we take now, will affect our children and grandchildren. Today, the investigation of Mars and other celestrial bodies influences everything around us. If we ignore the value of science and fiction in our lives, we could suffer the fate of the dinosaurs who saw a bright flash in the sky, felt the Earth rumble and saw the oceans rise. It was the end of their reign. They suffered the utlimate climate change. We can do better.
Mars matters. We need Mars to survive on Earth. The following is what we should consider . . .
Octavia's Immortal Love Story
If you are attacked by Doro, the last thing you see will be his eyes. You, of course, will die screaming in terror as your soul is ripped from your corpse. Doro will wear your flesh for as long as he wants or until he gets bored with it and hungers for a fresh body and kills again and again and again.
He is an African mutant born during the time of the ancient Nubians before Egypt rose to greatness. At puberty, Doro discovered he couldn't die and he went insane. He murdered hundreds of soldiers in mere moments. He hid. It took him centuries to gather the strength to control his hunger and find a purpose for his gifts. He learned to feed only on enemies and occasionally on gifted individuals who tasted good.
Celebrating Fantastic Aspirations
Captured African people did more than sing gospel hyms and bow their heads while being oppressed by sadistic white plantation owners.
Blacks expressed inspirational exploits of freedom and extreme heroics that painted pictures of a fantastic future if a person was courageous enough to take the challenge.
These were the stories spread by the early Architects of AFROFuturism.
Yeah! young folks are into Asian Anime . . . for example. . . East meets West in AFRO Samurai in a fantastic Hip-Hop, musical, blood and guts fashion. Warning: Mature themes.
Sci-Fi story collections span Africa, America, the Carribean and Europe. See visions of the past, present and future. Sword and Steam, SteamFunk, Black Weird West, AFRO Horror are just a few of the new genres gaining popularity.