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Contents Preface ¿All At One Point¿ Conveys the Point, Period: Or, Black Science Fiction Is Bursting Out All Over Introductions ¿Dark Matter¿ Matters Imaginative Encounters Hortense J. Spillers Black to the Future: Afro-Futurism 1.0 Mark Dery ¿On the Other Side of the Glass¿: The Television Roots of Black Science Fiction Marleen S. Barr Essays The Blackness of Outer Space Fiction as Blast(off) from the Past Becoming Animal in Black Women¿s Science Fiction Madhu Dubey ¿God Is Change¿: Persuasion and Pragmatic Utopianism in Octavia E. Butler¿s Earthseed Novels Ellen Peel Tananarive Due and Nalo Hopkinson Revisit the Reproduction of Mothering: Legacies of the Past and Strategies for the Future Alcena Madeline Davis Rogan Close Encounters between Traditional and Nontraditional Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler¿s Kindred and Gayl Jones¿s Corregidora Sing the Time Travel Blues Jennifer E. Henton Beyond the History We Know: Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nisi Shawl, and Jarla Tangh Rethink Science Fiction Tradition De Witt Douglas Kilgore Responses to De Witt Douglas Kilgore ¿Bubbling Champagne Power Trip¿ Nisi Shawl ¿Of Course People Can Fly¿ Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu Carla Johnson/Jarla Tangh: A Close Encounter with My Pseudonym Jarla Tangh Stories Techno/Magic Sistahs Are Not the Sistahs from Another Planet The Book of Martha Octavia E. Butler Double Consciousness Andrea Hairston Dynamo Hum Nisi Shawl The Ferryman Sheree R. Thomas Herbal Nalo Hopkinson Commentaries Kindred Spirit On Octavia E. Butler Tananarive Due Can a Brother Get Some Love? Sociobiology in Images of African-American Sensuality in Contemporary Cinema: Or, Why We¿d Better the Hell Claim Vin Diesel as Our Own Steven Barnes A Conversation with Samuel R. Delany about Sex, Gender, Race, Writing¿and Science Fiction Samuel R. Delany and Carl Freedman Black ¿Science Faction¿: An Interview with Kevin Wilmott, Director and Writer of CSA, The Confederate States of America Kevin Willmott and Marleen S. Barr Octavia¿s Healing Power: A Tribute to the Late Great Octavia E. Butler Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu Afterword The Big Bang: Or, the Inception of Scholarship about Black Women Science Fiction Writers Marleen S. Barr Response to the Afterword Connecting Metamorphoses: Italo Calvino¿s Mrs. Ph(i)NKo and I, Dr. Ph(d)SalvagGIo Ruth Salvaggio Notes on Contributors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Science fiction, American.
Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 21st century.