State of Black Sci-Fi 2012

There is a Blaxciting and ongoing event that is continuing through the end of February that I am participating in. It is “The State of Black Sci-Fi 2012″ blog dialogue with other writers and creators of black sci-fi/fantasy/spec fiction. It promises to be a great event, full of lively discussion about the present state and future of Black Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction.

Each of the authors/artists will be giving away prizes to a lucky few who participate in the discussion.
Our first giveaway day will be Monday, February 6,2012. I will be giving away a copy of my e-novel: Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman and a signed copy of my non-fiction book (which includes a 60-minute CD interview): Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within. There are several ways to win. You’ll receive:
1 chance for subscribing to my blog.

1 chance for posting a comment on my weekly “State of Black Sci-Fi” blog.
1 chance to win for sharing the link to my weekly “State of Black Sci-Fi” blog on Twitter (Follow me @Baba_Balogun)
1 chance to win for following me on Twitter.

For each chance you accumulate, you will receive one entry into the contest. All of the entries will be totaled and a winner will be selected at random. After February 6, we start all over again.
Also, since February is my birth month, I will throw in a free martial arts class at The Afrikan Martial Arts Institute to two subscribers in the Atlanta area. Heck, if you don’t live in the Atlanta area, but plan to visit one day, subscribe to my blog and comment that you are interested and two out of-towners will also receive a free martial arts class whenever they are in town!

And please check out the other Blacknificent authors and artists that are participating in this Blacktastic event! They are giving away tons of cool stuff too!!

Winston Blakely, Artist/Writer– is a Fine Arts/Comic Book artist, having a career spanning 20 years, whose achievements have included working for Valiant Comics and Rich Buckler’s Visage Studios. He is also the creator of Little Miss Strange, the world’s first black alien sorceress and the all- genre anthology entitled – Immortal Fantasy. Both graphic albums are available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and other online book store outlets. Visit him: or

L. M. Davis, Author–began her love affair with fantasy in the second grade. Her first novel, Interlopers: A Shifters Novel, was released in 2010, and the follow-up Posers: A Shifters Novel will be released this spring. For more information visit her blog or her website

Milton Davis, Author – Milton Davis is owner/publisher of MVmedia, LLC . As an author he specializes in science fiction and fantasy and is the author of Meji Book One, Meji Book Two and Changa’s Safari. Visit him: and

Margaret Fieland, Author– lives and writes in the suburbs west of Boston, MA
with her partner and five dogs. She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry anthology, Lifelines is available from Her book, “Relocated,” will be available from MuseItUp Publishing in July, 2012. The Angry Little Boy,” will be published by 4RV publishing in early 2013. You may visit her website,

Valjeanne Jeffers, Author — is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring. Visit her at: and

Thaddeus Howze, Author– is a veteran of the Information Technology and Communications industry with over twenty-six years of experience. His expertise is in re-engineering IT environments using process-oriented management techniques. In English, that means he studies the needs of his clients and configures their offices to optimize the use of information technology in their environment. Visit him: or

Alicia McCalla, Author—writes for both young adults and adults with her brand of multicultural science fiction, urban fantasy, and futurism. Her debut novel, Breaking Free will be available February 1, 2012. The Breaking Free theme song created by Asante McCalla is available for immediate download on itunes and Amazon. Visit her at:

Carole McDonnell, Author–She writes Christian, speculative fiction, and multicultural stories. Her first novel is Wind Follower. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and have been collected in an ebook, Spirit Fruit: Collected Speculative Fiction. Visit Carole: or

Rasheedah Phillips, Author–is the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly. She plans to debut her first spec/sci-fic novel Recurrence Plot in Spring 2012. You may catch her ruminating from time to time on her blog,

Nicole Sconiers, Author-is also a screenwriter living in the sunny jungle of L.A. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and she recently published Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage. Visit her:

Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed. is owner & operator of, & Visit him:

About Balogun

Balogun is the author of the bestselling Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within and screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link, Rite of Passage: Initiation and Rite of Passage: The Dentist of Westminster. He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk – a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction – and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general, at He is author of eight novels – the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; a Fight Fiction, New Pulp novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe and the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk. Finally, Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage, which he wrote based on the short story, Rite of Passage, by author Milton Davis and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo. You can reach him on Facebook at; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at

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  1. […] I would like to thank you all for your comments, adds, follows,  retweets and mentions on my blog, facebook and twitter.  Mo dupe! Mo dupe! Mo dupe-O (“I emphatically thank you!” x 3)! And remember, we will have another big giveaway for our last blog on February 27th and the rules are still the same. To review the rules, check out […]

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