Dark Matter: Reading the Bones

ISBN13: 9780446693776
Release Date: February 1st 2005
Published by: Aspect
Pages: 400

Dark Matter is the first and only series to bring together the works of black SF and fantasy writers. The first volume was featured in the "New York Times," which named it a Notable Book of the Year.

Contents
Fiction. Ibo landing / ihsan bracy --
The quality of sand / Cherene Sherrard --
Yahimba's choice / Charles R. Saunders --
The glass bottle trick / Nalo Hopkinson --
Desire / Kiini Ibura Salaam --
Recovery from a fall / David Findlay --
Anansi meets Peter Parker at the Taco Bell on Lexington / Douglas Kearney --
The magical Negro / Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu --
Jesus Christ in Texas / W.E.B. DuBois --
Will the circle be unbroken? / Henry Dumas --
'Cause Harlem needs heroes / Kevin Brockenbrough --
Whipping boy / Pam Noles --
Old flesh song / Ibi Aanu Zoboi --
Whispers in the dark / Walter Mosley --
Aftermoon / Tananarive Due --
Voodoo Vincent and the astrostoriograms / Tyehimba Jess --
The binary / John Cooley --
BLACKout / Jill Robinson --
Sweet dreams / Charles Johnson --
Buying primo time / Wanda Coleman --
Corona / Samuel R. Delaney --
Maggies / Nisi Shawl --
Excerpt from Mindscape / Andrea Hairston --
Trance / Kalamu ya Salaam --
Essays. The second law of thermodynamics: transcription of a panel at the 1997 Black speculative fiction writer's conference held at Clark Atlanta University / Jewelle Gomez --
Her pen could fly: remembering Virginia Hamilton / Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu --
Celebrating the alien: the politics of race and species in the juveniles of Andre Norton / Carol Cooper.

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