"With topics ranging from slavery to space travel, the impressive breadth of this anthology makes for a well-rounded survey. Readers, writers, and scholars alike will find great value here." -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review
A deluxe edition of new writing and neglected perspectives.
Dystopia, apocalypse, gene-splicing, cloning and colonization are explored here by new authors and combined with proto-sci-fi and speculative writing of an older tradition (by W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin R. Delany, Sutton E. Griggs, Pauline Hopkins and Edward Johnson) whose first-hand experience of slavery and denial created their living dystopia.
With a foreword by Alex Award-winning novelist Temi Oh, an introduction by Dr. Sandra M. Grayson, author of Visions of the Third Millennium: Black Science Fiction Novelists Write the Future(2003), and invaluable promotion and editorial support from Tia Rossand the Black Writers Collectiveand more, this latest offering in the Flame Tree Gothic fantasy series focuses on an area of science fiction which has not received the attention it deserves. Many of the themes in Sci-fi reveal the world as it is to others, show us how to improve it, and give voice to the many different expressions of a future for humankind.
The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Talescollections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories, the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.
Table of Contents:
An Empty, Hollow Interviewby James Beamon
The Cometby W.E.B. Du Bois
Élan Vitalby K. Tempest Bradford
The Orbby Tara Campbell
Blake, or The Huts of Americaby Martin R. Delany
The Floating City of Pengimbangby Michelle F. Goddard
The New Colossusesby Harambee K. Grey-Sun
Imperium in Imperioby Sutton E. Griggs
Seven Thievesby Emmalia Harrington
Of One Blood: Or, The Hidden Selfby Pauline Hopkins
Space Traitorsby Walidah Imarisha
The Line of Demarcationby Patty Nicole Johnson
Light Ahead for the Negroby Edward Johnson
e-raceby Russell Nichols
Giant Stepsby Russell Nichols
Almost Too Good to Be Trueby Temi Oh
You May Run Onby Megan Pindling
Suffering Inside, But Still I Soarby Sylvie Soul
The Pox Partyby Lyle Stiles
The Regression Testby Wole Talabi
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