AfriGeneas Writers Forum
The Invisible Universe Foundation Online Webzine
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The Invisible Universe Foundation is dedicated to researching and promoting the history of African Americans in speculative fiction (SF) literature, cinema and related media through the activities of archiving, publishing and producing materials and presenting cultural events.
The Invisible Universe Foundation online webzine is the premiere resource for searching for information relevant to "Black Speculative Fiction Media." We are seeking reviews for SF books, movies, television, comics and video games for our premiere issue in June 2006. If you are interested, please send your abstracts now!
We are particularly seeking reviews of her novels, either individually or as a series.
Parable of the Sower, 1993
Bloodchild and other Stories, 1995
The Book of Martha
We are seeking 100-300 word mini-biographies of Octavia E. Butler.
Her early life as a writer
We are also seeking 500-1000 word papers from different perspectives:
Octavia E. Butler as a black, woman, speculative fiction writer
We are seeking 100-200 word testimonials on how Octavia E. Butler affected your life.
We are seeking photos of Octavia E. Butler (from owners of said photographs.)
As for the rest of the premiere edition, we are seeking reviews of the latest sf books (fledgling, the wave, about writing, etc.), films (Superman Returns, A Scanner Darkly, X Men: The Last Stand, etc.), television (battlestar galactica, doctor who, stargate, etc.), comics/animation (teen titans, boondocks, other adultswim, etc.) and games (def jam vendetta, fight for new york, sports games, etc.) that are popular and relevant to African Americans. Please send me your specific interests here before you write anything.
Let's make the premiere issue the one to talk about!
The Invisible Universe Foundation