• My First Comic: Shuri #1

    My First Comic: Shuri #10

    I had planned to write about my first comic—Classic X-Men #3 with that gorgeous picture of Storm, surrounded by what seemed like millions of exciting new heroes for my young, ten-year-old self to discover. But I’ve talked about my love for Storm before, and I’ve gone on and on about Classic X-Men enough. The fact

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  • 2018 Hugo Awards Celebrate Apocalypse, Robotics and Social Satire

    2018 Hugo Awards Celebrate Apocalypse, Robotics and Social Satire0

    The Hugo Awards have been and gone once again. Another years’ worth of science fiction and fantasy has been mulled over by Worldcon’s voting base, and another batch of the prized shiny rockets have been presented to the creators deemed most deserving For the third year in a row, Best Novel went to an instalment of N.

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  • Book Beat: 2018 Locus Awards, Wilder Name Change, and A New T.H.U.G. Trailer

    Book Beat: 2018 Locus Awards, Wilder Name Change, and A New T.H.U.G. Trailer0

    Hello, lovely readers! Welcome to this week’s installment of Book Beat, brought to you today by editor Paige. Can you believe June is almost over? It feels like just yesterday we were all queerly embracing the weather and this month’s overall jovial mood. But now we’re closing in on July, and things out in the

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  • Antar: The Black Knight #1 Brings History to Life

    Antar: The Black Knight #1 Brings History to Life0

    Antar: The Black Knight #1 Nnedi Okorafor (Writer), Eric Battle (Artist), Jason Scott Jones (Colours), Thomas Mauer (Letters) IDW Publishing 18 April, 2018 A young slave is beaten by cruel masters. He takes the beating, believing that hardship will only make him stronger. Where does he get this strength from? His mother, Zabiba, better known

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  • African Speculative Fiction, Black Panther, and Venom: An Interview with Nnedi Okorafor

    African Speculative Fiction, Black Panther, and Venom: An Interview with Nnedi Okorafor0

    Blazing a trail for imaginative, Africa-based writing is Nnedi Okorafor. With more than 15 novels and novellas already published, including the Binti trilogy, the Akata series, and Who Fears Death, soon to be adapted for HBO by George R. R. Martin, Okorafor has also been branching out into the world of comics. Her most recent

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  • Book Beat: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Book Beat: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature0

    • October 5, 2017

    Hello all, Stephanie here! There’s been a lot going on in the book world lately, from more award announcements to surprising industry collaborations. So, let’s get right to it with this week’s Book Beat! Double Book Birthdays for Nnedi Okorafor Fans of Dr. Nnedi Okorafor have a lot to celebrate right now. Her latest novel Akata Warrior, the

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