Hello everyone. This is your friendly blogger Maddy with another blog post that talks about another exciting topic. So I hope you prepared for this one, because it’s going to be a doozy.
In the 19th century, a handful of black writers depicted life in science fiction. One of these stories dealt with a slave revolt, which led to a new black country that was built in the country of Cuba. The serial didn’t quite catch on, but it soon became popular, thanks to its serialization in the newspaper The Weekly Anglo-African.
In the early 20th century another story surfaced, which dealt with a lost civilization being found in the country of Ethiopia. The famed writer W.E.B. Du Bois wrote a story about a black man and his white companion, who survived the apocalypse. And from there, Afro-science fiction exploded.
The reason why I chose this subject is because we need more black writers of science fiction. I am taking on this endeavor in the hopes that one day, Black science fiction will be as popular as mainstream science fiction.
And as always, thank you for reading this blog post. I have another one for you very soon, so watch for it.
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- Kickstarter of the Week: Queers Destroy Science Fiction (womenwriteaboutcomics.com)
- Yes, It Matters If The Science In Your Science Fiction Story Is Accurate (io9.com)
- When Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact #SciFiSunday (adafruit.com)