Merlin (1998)

Nostalgia Time! While I’m wrapping up a couple of books, let’s take a detour to an interesting chapter in Arthurian fiction, the 1998 miniseries Merlin. I saw this when it originally aired on NBC all those years ago, and it was my introduction to both Helena Bonham Carter and Lena Headey. For about a five […]

Quick Lit #10

Right now I’m writing about Afrofuturism but I wanted to make sure I highlighted some of my favorite reads over the past month.  An Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo After the passing of a beloved empress In-yo, her trusted handmaiden, Rabbit, tells the true story of the monarchs’ rise to power to […]

Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture – Ytasha L. Womack

“Just what does science fiction have to do with black people?”  Throughout Ytasha Womack’s Afrofuturism the author recounts stories from different Black creators, and one from Octavia Butler stuck with me early on. Author Butler said it never failed that when she attended different conferences that at least one person would ask the above question, […]