African Fantasy/Sci-fi

Welcome to my BLOG!  This is a blog about Fantasy and Science Fiction genres that have African themes, characters, etc. .   little about me:

I am an African American male from California.
30 something, creative guy in the IT sector.
I used to love to write, but i have been so focused on my career, creativity had to take a back seat to writing code and emails to convince customers that think our product is “blocking their email”.

My absolute favorite Science Fiction trilogy is the ‘Eden’ series by Harry Harrison.

This link breaks it down, nicely: http://libroscompletos.com/index.php?topic=17896.0

Basically, it’s a “what if” story about what the world would be like if the dinosaurs did not become extinct and how they would have evolved along side mammals.

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Shorts

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Pumzi

Kenyan science-fiction short film written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu. It was screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of its New African Cinema program.[1][2][3] The project was funded with grants from the Changamoto arts fund, as well as from the Goethe Institut and Focus Features‘ Africa First short film program which are also to distribute the work. Kahiu hopes to expand the short into a full-length feature.[2] The film is in English,[4] but the title is Swahili for “Breath”.

 

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Robots Of Brixton

Brixton has degenerated into a disregarded area inhabited by London’s new robot workforce – robots built and designed to carry out all of the tasks which humans are no longer inclined to do. The mechanical population of Brixton has rocketed, resulting in unplanned, cheap and quick additions to the skyline. The film follows the trials and tribulations of young robots surviving at the sharp end of inner city life, living the predictable existence of a populous hemmed in by poverty, disillusionment and mass unemployment. When the Police invade the one space which the robots can call their own, the fierce and strained relationship between the two sides explodes into an outbreak of violence echoing that of 1981.

http://www.okayafrica.com/design-2/black-film-british-filmmaker-kibwe-tavares-jonah-interview/

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ALIEN ENCOUNTERS: Black Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Invade Atlanta!

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Comics

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Tuskegee Heirs

Found these guys on Instagram, in my search for really talented Black comics and Anime (note, my use in the term “Anime” is in it’s Denotative form). For me, this is like Boondocks meets Robotech, in terms of the visuals. I love the idea and cannot wait to get my hard copy.
Directly from the website:

“From the minds of local Atlanta illustrator, Marcus Williams and children’s book author Greg Burnham comes the “Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny” comic series. Tuskegee Heirs is a futuristic sci-fi adventure that follows a squadron of young, gifted aviators, who are forced to become Earth’s last line of defense against a menacing race of artificially intelligent villains bent on destroying civilization. The duo looks to pay homage to the historic Tuskegee Airmen, while bringing forth a new set of character rich, young heroes. With a graphic novel set to release mid 2016, Marcus and Greg intend to push this project towards animation.”

check out the website here.

On the site, find out more about the creators and their journey with the KickStarter campaign. Also, pre-order copies of the graphic novels and other stuff.

Teaser Animatic

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I Love Blade

So cool. A Vampire/Human hybrid, Blade seeks out and destroys vampires.
His origin story explains why he is not quite a full vampire.

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