For the Kids in Oakland Walking Around Believing in Fairytales

“Can you believe that? A kid from Oakland walking around and believing in fairy tales,” Which translates, can you believe there are young minds in urban settings filled with wonder? The answer is Yes! Filmed briefly in Oakland Black Panther, captures that  wonder   That wonder was not ignored when I penned the Tales of…

1st Full Look at Black Panther Royal Family

  The first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther, which gives Chadwick Boseman‘s royal hero his proper solo outing due, was viewed many, many times online. With good reason, because it was great. And now Entertainment Weekly has some fascinating images from the movie. It’s clear that director Ryan Coogler and his team have created quite the visual splendor for the new…

Alaya Dawn Johnson Knows Vampires

Alaya (rhymes with “papaya”) lives, writes, cooks and (perhaps most importantly) eats in Mexico City. Her literary loves are all forms of speculative fiction, historical fiction, and the occasional highbrow novel. She plays the guitar badly and eats very well, particularly during canning season. She has published six novels for adults and young adults, including…

Sci-fi Streetz: The Book of Hip Hop Sci-fi stories

The world of Science Fiction is so expansive that once I stepped into this world I wanted to write about everything. In this book I chose some of my favorite areas under the Sci-fi umbrella to write stories in Revisionist History, Robots, Gargoyles, Demons, Horror, Time Travel, Space Travel, Futurism, Pirates, Werewolves and Military Sci-fi….