Thursday, February 05, 2015

Science Fiction Authors Featured For Black History Month

This is an interesting video which somehow I missed last year which is perfect for celebrating Black History Month. The video discusses the contributions and accomplishments of science fiction authors who happen to be Black or African-American, including some I have heard of like Octavia Butler, Walter Mosley and Samuel Delaney and some I had not, like Virginia Hamilton.

Noted fantasy author N.K. Jemisin (The Inheritance trilogy) is quoted in the video saying:
“When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren’t there. And in Octavia Butler’s works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists.”
Enjoy the video, and Happy Black History Month!

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