Interesting Science Fiction Audio

“Massive, eyeless, segmented horrors, they swarmed over the body, tied themselves in knots to gouge out massive chunks of flesh and bone. They devoured every bit of skin or drop of blood, no matter where it fell — concrete, wood, stone, metal, or human flesh. Twelve hours later, the sated worms rose from the devastationContinue reading “Interesting Science Fiction Audio”

The Work of Repairing the Afrikan Mind

“The Revolution being fought now is a revolution to win the minds of our people. If we fail to win this we cannot wage the violent one.” – Karenga Waking up this morning, I had planned to begin by re-reading the ‘Summary of Critique of the National Development Plan, March 2013‘, as well as partContinue reading “The Work of Repairing the Afrikan Mind”

My Presentation at 2017 Essence Festival

Esoteric Africa Masterclass: Afrikans In Science Fiction Facilitator: Menzi Maseko Organisations:  Green Ankh Works/ CineCulture / Mercurial Africa Dates: 30 September 2017 (?) Time: 3pm Venue: Mangosuthu University of Technology (?) The Guideline: What is the purpose behind studying Esoteric African works? Which subjects did you do in high school and which institution did youContinue reading “My Presentation at 2017 Essence Festival”

Reality and Imagination Influence Genius in Sci-Fi

Are there any stories that particularly influenced these novellas? I started writing Binti when I was in a deeply bothered state. Much of the Binti series came from personal struggles, narratives, and imaginings. I can’t really name any novels that were a specific influence. When I look back, I can see flashes of Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley ofContinue reading “Reality and Imagination Influence Genius in Sci-Fi”

Heroes of Black Science Fiction

In the late 1980s, Butler published her Xenogenesis trilogy—Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988) and Imago (1989). This series of books explores issues of genetics and race. To insure their mutual survival, humans reproduce with aliens known as the Oankali. Butler received much praise for this trilogy. She went on to write the two-installment Parable series—Parable of the Sower (1993) and Parable of theContinue reading “Heroes of Black Science Fiction”

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