Monthly Archives: April 2014

Butler/Banks Blog Tour: Alan Jones

Next up on the blog tour is Alan Jones! Alan D. Jones: Former columnist for the Atlanta Tribune, Alan Jones has worked most of his adult life as [..]

Afrofuturism, Diversity, Science Fiction

Butler/Banks Blog Tour: Colby R. Rice

If you aren’t familiar, this tour is where my blog (and 15 other blogs) will be showcasing 15 days of Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror / [..]

Blogs, Diversity, Science Fiction

The Future of Energy

The Anti-Atkins Method: Carbs! Professor Percival Zhang thinks he has the answer to the world’s energy problems: Carbohydrates. According to Zhang, carbs are ideal for storing energy as [..]

Futurism, Science

Creating Your Own Archetypes

Having trouble coming up with characters, or even plots, for your next book? Try an archetype. What is an archetype, you ask? It’s a pattern or model of [..]

Character, Classics, Writing

Let Not the Good that SFWA Does Be Interred With its (Proverbial) Bones

For those who haven’t been following the hijinx going on at the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA) regarding issues of race and sex, here’s a timeline [..]

Culture, Diversity, News, Publishing, Writing

When Virtual Meets Reality

As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” This adage holds true for many of life’s aspects, but I believe especially so for [..]

Cyberpunk, Science, Science Fiction

Deeper In: Interview with Jarvis Sheffield, Creator of the Black Science Fiction Society

Last month, I featured an interview with the creator of the Black Science Fiction Society (BSFS), Jarvis Sheffield. This month, I caught up with him again to ask [..]

Culture, Diversity, Interview, Science Fiction, Website

Genetic Breakthroughs—From Growing Livers and Brains to Editing Genes

With continuing groundbreaking research occurring in the field of genetics, promising results have come from several projects. Given the worldwide critical shortage of donor organs, scientists are desperately [..]

Futurism, Genetic Research, Science

Gaia Rockets Into Space to Map the Milky Way

On December 19, 2013, in French Guiana, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched its own “mapping app” aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket (nowadays, everything’s an “app”). The “app” [..]

Science, Space exploration

The Future of Farming

The United Nations expects the world’s population to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. And, of course, feeding this population will be a daunting challenge. We all [..]

Futurism, Science