Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora by Sheree R. ThomasDark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora by Sheree R. Thomas

Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora

bySheree R. Thomas, Sheree R Thomas

Hardcover | July 18, 2000

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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.
Title:Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African DiasporaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:July 18, 2000Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446525839

ISBN - 13:9780446525831

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Looking for the Invisible, by Sheree R. Thomas

Fiction

Sister Lilith, by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
The Comet, by W. E. B. Du Bois
Chicago 1927, by Jewelle Gomez
Black No More (excerpt from the novel), by George Schuyler
separation anxiety, by Evie Shockley
Tasting Songs, by Leone Ross
Can You Wear My Eyes, by Kalamu ya Salaam
Like Daughter, by Tananarive Due
Greedy Choke Puppy, by Nalo Hopkinson
Rhythm Travel, by Amiri Baraka
Buddy Bolden, by Kalamu ya Salaam
Aye, and Gomorrah . . . by Samuel R. Delany
Ganger (Ball Lightning), by Nalo Hopkinson
The Becoming, by Akua Lezli Hope
The Goophered Grapevine, by Charles W. Chesnutt
The Evening and the Morning and the Night, by Octavia E. Butler
Twice, at Once, Separated, by Linda Addison
Gimmile's Songs, by Charles R. Saunders
At the Huts of Ajala, by Nisi Shawl
The Woman in the Wall, by Steven Barnes
Ark of Bones, by Henry Dumas
Future Christmas (excerpt from the novel The Terrible Twos), by Ishmael Reed
At Life's Limits, by Kiini Ibura Salaam
The African Origins of UFOs (excerpt from the novel), by Anthony Joseph
The Astral Visitor Delta Blues, by Robert Fleming
The Space Traders, by Derrick Bell
The Pretended, by Darryl A. Smith
Hussy Strutt, by Ama Patterson
Butta's Backyard Barbecue, by Tony Medina

Essays

Racism and Science Fiction, by Samuel R. Delany
Why Blacks Should Read (and Write) Science Fiction, by Charles R. Saunders
Black to the Future, by Walter Mosley
Yet Do I Wonder, by Paul D. Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
The Monophobic Response, by Octavia E. Butler