14 Authors
0991407342
(paperback) $19.25
436 pages
Historical Fantasy
EDITED BY: Balogun Ojetade
Publisher: Roaring Lions Productions
chroniclesofharriet@gmail.com
“Author and Editor Balogun Ojetade (Steamfunk, The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman) brings us tales of Pirates, Patriots, Clockwork Creatures and bigger than life characters facing great ethical dilemmas in this fun and smoothly readable Fantasy anthology, set during the time of the American Revolutionary War, Nat Turner’s Revenge and the Haitian Revolution…Ojetade may well win a major SF award with this superior effort.”
A new anthology by 14 leading Speculative Fiction authors; edited by Balogun Ojetade

ROCOCOA

Where Sword and Soul ends and before Steamfunk begins, there is the Age of Spring Technology and Clockwork.

Imagine an alternate universe where chronomancer Benjamin Banneker crafts a world of automatons, clockwork airships and other marvels; where Nat Turner leads a rebellion, killing hordes of vampire slave owners; where the pirate queen, Black Pitch Pauline joins Jean-Jacques Dessalines in defeating Napoleon during the Haitian Revolution. Think Three Finger’d Jack; the pirate, Black Caesar; the Black Count, Nat Turner, and the Stono Rebellion…that is Rococoa!

Fourteen masters of speculative fiction have taken a new genre, embraced its established themes and refashioned them in surprising ways and settings. The result is an anthology that defies its genre even as it defines it.

The Authors and their Stories

Cane – Milton Davis

Sea-Walker – Carole McDonnell

Fool’s Errand – Gerald L. Gerald Coleman

Bloodline – D K Keith Gaston

An Omnibus Ride in Scarlet (Bonus Story by Surprise Author)

The Adventure of the Silver Skull – Deanna Baran

Fury – Zig Zag Clarence Young

Traveler’s Song: A Pulse Prelude – Kai Leakes

The Adventures of the Black Star – Jeff Carroll

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

Seven Thieves – Emmalia Harrington

Mkono ya Mbao – Steven Workman

The Crafters’ Cove – D.L. Smith-Lee

March of the Black Brigade – Balogun Ojetade

Balogun Ojetade

Afrikan Martial Arts Master and Babalawo / Olorisa / Elegbe, Balogun is the author of the bestselling non-fiction books Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within The Afrikan Warriors Bible and The Young Afrikan Warriors’ Guide to Defeating Bullies & Trolls. He is screenwriter / producer / director of the films, A Single Link, Rite of Passage: Initiation and Rite of Passage: The Dentist of Westminster.

Balogun 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 https://chroniclesofharriet.com/.

He is author of ten novels – the Steamfunk bestsellers, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2) and The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman: Freedonia; 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, the “Choose-Your-Own-Destiny”-style Young Adult novel, The Keys and the Urban Fantasy epic, Redeemer: The Cross Chronicles. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk and contributing editor of the Rococoa anthology.

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.

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 https://chroniclesofharriet.com/. 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 www.facebook.com/Afrikan.Martial.Arts; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at www.tumblr.com/blog/blackspeculativefiction.

7 responses »

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