RococoaIt began as a call for stories for an anthology that would introduce the genre of Rococoa – the bridge between Sword & Soul and Steamfunk – to the world in a BIG way.

Months later, I am happy – and proud – to announce the TOC for the Rococoa anthology!

The stories and the authors are equally amazing. Fans of science fiction, fantasy, action, adventure, Steampunk, Steamfunk, Sword and Soul and Black History alike are going to love this book!

Here is the TOC:

March of the Black Brigade – Balogun Ojetade

Cane – Milton Davis

The Adventure of the Silver Skull – Deanna Baran

The Adventures of the Black Star – Jeff Carroll

The Crafters’ Cove – D.L. Smith-Lee

Fool’s Errand – Gerald L. Coleman

Fury – Zig Zag Claybourne

Mkono ya Mbao – Steven Workman

Sea-Walker – Carole McDonnell

Seven Thieves – Emmalia Harrington

The Bandit King and the Island Of Tears – S.A. Cosby

Traveler’s Song: A Pulse Prelude – Kai Leakes

Bloodline – D K Gaston


Art by Toni Justamante Jacobs

Art by Toni Justamante Jacobs

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

7 responses »

  1. Fujimoto says:

    Looks like a great collection of stories coming up! Is there a release date? The last I heard it’s scheduled for sometime in 2016.

  2. D.L. says:

    I am more than honored that my story was picked. Thank you so much Mr. Ojetade!

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