afrofuturism from the past
February 7, 2016 8:12 PM   Subscribe

 
Zowie! Completely losing my mind over here!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 10:08 PM on February 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gothic industri-Arthurian Afrofuturism from the past!

BTW, I sometimes forget how long Du Bois lived. The man who wrote this story lived to be a nuclear disarmament activist.
posted by ostro at 10:55 PM on February 7, 2016 [17 favorites]


A great point (sadly most anti-nuke advocates I can think of are people who were already old when the nuclear age dawned).
posted by grobstein at 12:17 AM on February 8, 2016


oh, god, i have work to do today.
posted by allthinky at 5:19 AM on February 8, 2016


This is so exciting! I am sending it to my SF class. The short introduction is also very helpful.

Relatedly - I've often read a lot of speculation (see, like speculative fiction - I am so funny) that there's actually more early work by writers of color amongst the vast archives of old pulps, old small-circulation magazines, etc. (And presumably in unpublished material, as with this one.) Some authorship may be obscured either by pen names or simply because not much is known about many authors, and I suppose may never be retrieved...but surely at least some will be.
posted by Frowner at 6:03 AM on February 8, 2016 [3 favorites]


George Schuyler (author of the wonderful Black No More) also wrote at least one pulp SF novel, Black Empire.
It isn't an excellent novel, but it is good pulp.
posted by librosegretti at 6:47 AM on February 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


"there's actually more early work by writers of color amongst the vast archives of old pulps"

Reminds of this classic episode.
posted by johnabbe at 11:04 PM on February 28, 2016


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