Fantasy & Gothic Blog
In this month's author Q&As we have Daniel M. Bensen, author of Interchange, the sequel to Junction. Find out more about the novel, who he bases his characters on and hear all about the process involved in creating the aliens who appeared in the prequel.
In the second of this month's author Q&As we have Ramsey Campbell, author of Somebody's Voice. Hear what prompted the writing of the novel and advice for aspiring writers.
In this first of this month's author Q&As we have V. Castro, author of The Queen of the Cicadas. Hear more about the novel, who she based her characters on and who influenced her writing.
For our final 'Founders of Black SF' post Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing writer W.E.B. Du Bois' immense impact on the relevancy of socialism and the political significance of his science-fiction short story, The Comet, which continues to resonate with readers in today's climate. We hope you've enjoyed reading these entries throughout the past few weeks in the lead-up to the release of Black Sci-fi which is out now!
For our next 'Founders of Black SF' post Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing historian, educator and politician Edward Johnson. Discover his early recognition and efforts to subvert what was, and still is, an all too white centric canon being taught in schools across the U.S.
For our next 'Founders of Black SF' post Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing author and literary editor Pauline Hopkins. Discover what influences her novels may have had on the works of fantasy and sci-fi of today within the genre.
For our next 'Founders of Black SF' Patty Nicole Johnson will be discussing social activist and author Sutton E. Griggs. Hear all about his iconic sci-fi novel and how it has influenced the Afrofuturism books of today.
In anticipation of the US release (June 15th) for our upcoming anthology Black Sci-Fi Short Stories, Patty Nicole Johnson takes a look at five of the authors who laid the foundations of black science fiction writing and are essential reading.