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Open Road Media Honors African-American Sci-Fi Authors for Black History Month

In October, Open Road Media brought us a great mini-documentary celebrating female sci-fi and fantasy authors, and for last year’s Black History Month they interviewed N.K. Jemisin, Samuel R. Delany, Walter Mosley, and the son of Virginia Hamilton about African-American voices in genre writing. To quote Jemisin,

When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren’t there. And in Octavia Butler’s works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world that I actually saw around me.

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