Fantasy & Gothic Blog

FLAME TREE PRESS | September Releases | J.D. Moyer Q&A

Posted by Maria Tissot

In this month's author Q&As we have J.D. Moyer, author of The Last Crucible. Find out more about the novel, what influenced the story and what he's working on now!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Q&A, Flame Tree Press Authors, Flame Tree Press Titles, Science Fiction, scifi

FLAME TREE PRESS | July Releases | Daniel M. Bensen Q&A

Posted by Molly Rosevear

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. 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Press Authors, Flame Tree Press Titles, Science Fiction

Black Sci-Fi | Author Q&A | Story Inspirations

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Our latest anthology Black Sci-Fi combines thrilling new and recent stories with early speculative and proto-science fiction by Black writers of an older tradition. With a foreword by Alex Award-winning novelist Temi Oh and an introduction by Sandra M. Grayson, alongside invaluable promotion and editorial support from Tia Ross and the Black Writers Collective, this is an anthology we’ve been especially excited to share! In celebration of the book’s hotly anticipated release in the US, authors from the collection reveal the inspiration behind their stories below.

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Topics: Short Stories, short fiction, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: W.E.B. Du Bois & The Comet

Posted by Molly Rosevear

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!


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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies, scifi

Founders of Black SF: Edward Johnson & Light Ahead for the Negro

Posted by Molly Rosevear

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.


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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: Pauline Hopkins & Of One Blood; or, The Hidden Self

Posted by Molly Rosevear

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.


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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: Sutton E. Griggs & Imperium in Imperio

Posted by Molly Rosevear

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.

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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

Founders of Black SF: Martin R. Delany & Blake; or The Huts of America

Posted by Molly Rosevear

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.

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Topics: Short Stories, Flame Tree Press, Science Fiction, anthologies

FLAME TREE PRESS | May Releases | Anne Tibbets Q&A

Posted by Molly Rosevear

In this month's author Q&As we have Anne Tibbets, author of Screams from the Void. Hear more about the novel, who her influencers were and a little advice for aspiring writers. 

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Press Authors, Flame Tree Press Titles, Horror Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror Fiction History, historical fiction

FLAME TREE PRESS | May Releases | Upcoming Titles

Posted by Molly Rosevear

We have a very exciting title coming out in May and we wanted to talk about it! Screams from the Void is the upcoming sci-fi novel by Anne Tibbets. Find out all about it here:

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Press Authors, Flame Tree Press Titles, Horror Fiction, Science Fiction, crime fiction, thriller novel, scifi

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