Black science fiction


Black science fiction

Black science fiction or Black speculation fiction is an umbrella term that covers a variety of activities within the the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres where people of the African diaspora take part and/or are depicted.Fact|date=July 2008

Writers such as Samuel R. Delany and Octavia E. Butler are just two of the many writers who have worked in the area of Science fiction. Dark Matter is a collection series of stories and essays from writers of African descent.

The Carl Brandon Society is a group originating in the science fiction community dedicated to addressing the representation of people of color in the fantastical genres such as science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

In the late 1990s a number of cultural critics began to use the term Afrofuturism to depict a cultural and literary movement of thinkers and artists of the African diaspora who were using science, technology, and science fiction as means of exploring the black experience.

Publishers that specialize in Black science fiction

* [http://www.daathrekh.com daathrekh Publishing] African American Science Fiction, African American Speculative Fiction, Black Superheroes

ee also

* List of Black Actors in Science Fiction Film and TV
* List of black superheroes
* Dark Matter (series) edited by Sheree Thomas
* Afrofuturism

Other Related Categories

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Reference Links

* [http://bst.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/27/1/59 Seeking New Civilizations: Race Normativity in the Star Trek Franchise] by Allen Kwan (2007)

External links

* [http://cdforum.org/bttf/ Black to the Future: A Black Science Fiction Festival] (June 11-13, 2004)
* [http://thinkgalactic.org/ Think GalactiCon] (July 13-15, 2007)
* [http://www.invisibleuniversedoc.com/ Invisible Universe Documentary] a history of blackness in speculative fiction (a work-in-progress)
* [http://invisibleuniverse.blogspot.com Invisible Universe Blog] - blog for the Invisible Universe Documentary
* [http://www.carlbrandon.org/ Carl Brandon Society website]
* [http://www.blacksciencefictionsociety.com/ Black Science Fiction Society]


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