Table of contents for Afro-future females : black writers chart science fiction's newest new-wave trajectory / edited by Marleen S. Barr.

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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
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.