Come explore the stars and the sunken places, from “Birth of a Nation” to Jordan Peele!
*Registration is required and we ask that you only register if you can assure your attendance on Saturday, June 5th for the whole event that starts at 10:30am and ends at 12:30pm.*
Join us as we explore short stories and essays by some of the best African-American writers in the genres of science fiction, horror and fantasy! Among the many notable authors included are Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Tananarive Due, Nalo Hopkinson, and W. E. B. Du Bois. Dark Matter was honored with the 2005 and the 2001 World Fantasy Award and named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a new sequel volume II has just been published! We’ll be chatting about four pieces from the collection, and mentioning several others.
Dark matter: the non-luminous matter, not yet detected, that nonetheless has detectable gravitational effects on the universe.
Dark matter: the Afro-American presence and influences unseen or unacknowledged by Euro-American culture.
Dark Matter: the first anthology to illuminate the presence and influence of black writers in speculative fiction, with 25 stories, three novel excerpts, and five essays.