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Dieselfunk Dispatch: BSAM’s Reynaldo Anderson Talks the State of Afrofuturism

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! The Dieselfunk Dispatch has a special guest today with Dr. Reynaldo Anderson. Anderson is a prominent scholar in Africana studies, social movements, and a creator of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM). On a massive scale, Anderson is a scholar is arguably the foremost scholar on the subject of Afrofuturism at this moment in history. […]


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Dieselfunk Dispatch: John Jennings Talks Box of Bones and Making Monstrosities

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! John Jennings, artist of the graphic novelization of Octavia Butler‘s Kindred (done with writer Damian Duffy), took a moment to chat with the Dispatch about the upcoming Box of Bones and to share a bit of Butler news. Box of Bones, co-created with Ayize Jama-Everett, is published by Rosarium Publishing.   DD: What […]

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Represent: The Rise Of Characters Of Color In Sci-Fi And Fantasy

Rich Epstein writes from New York Comic Con 2017: Filmmaker Celia Peters led a panel to discuss issues of inclusion in science-fiction, both on the screen and behind the scenes. Peters opened the panel by acknowledging the obvious lack of diversity that has plagued the industry as well as acknowledging the strides that have been […]

‘Dawn’: Ava DuVernay To Adapt Octavia E. Butler Sci-Fi Novel For TV

Looks like Dawn truly is breaking for the late Octavia E. Butler‘s classic 1987 science fiction novel, as news broke this week that writer/director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th) has picked up the rights to the book for a television series adaptation. DuVernay will executive produce the series with Charles D. King’s media company Macro (Fences); with […]