Synopses & Reviews
For the first time, 40 short stories from past and present black science fiction and fantasy writers have been collected in a one-of-a-kind anthology. Authors include Steven Barnes, Octavia E. Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Tananarive Due, and Walter Mosley.
This volume introduces black science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction writers to the generations of readers who have not had the chance to explore the scope and diversity among African-American writers.
Table of Contents
Fiction. Sister Lilith / Honoree Fanonne Jeffers -- The comet / W.E.B. Du Bois -- Chicage 1927 / Jewelle Gomez -- Separation anxiety / Evie Shockley -- Tasting songs / Leone Ross -- Can you wear my eyes / Kalamu ya Salaam -- Like daughter / Tananarive Due -- Greedy choke puppy / Nalo Hopkinson -- Rhythm travel / Amiri Baraka -- Buddy Bolden / Kalamu ya Salaam -- Aye, and Gomorrah-- / Samuel R. Delany -- Ganger (ball lightning) / Nalo Hopkinson -- The becoming / Akua Lezli Hope -- The goophered grapevine / Charles W. Chestnutt -- The evening and the morning and the night / Octavia E. Butler --Twice, at once, separated / Linda Addison -- Gimmile's songs / Charles R. Saunders -- At the huts of Ajala / Nisi Shawl -- The woman in the wall / Steven Barnes -- Ark of bones / Henry Dumas -- Butta's backyard barbecue / Tony Medina -- At life's limits / Kiini Ibura Salaam -- The astral visitor Delta blues / Robert Fleming -- The space traders / Derrick Bell -- The pretended / Darryl A. Smith -- Hussy Strutt / Ama Patterson ; Essays. Racism and science fiction / Samuel R. Delany -- Why Blacks should read (and write) science fiction / Charles R. Saunders -- Black to the future / Walter Mosley -- Yet do I wonder / Paul D. Miller -- The monophobic response / Octavia E. Butler.