Category: Sword and Soul

Wagadu Interview: Kiro’o Games

By now you know the purpose and focus of my writing is to develop stories based on African and African American culture, history and traditions. So imagine my excitement when I came across Kiro’o Games, a company based in Cameroon with the same focus. A few weeks ago I reached out the Kiro Games and [...]

Saturday November 22nd, 2014 in Sword and Soul | 1 Comment »

It’s Been A Long Time Coming…

This week has been a proud moment for me. I have the privilege and the honor to release the first book of a new epic fantasy series by Sword and Soul creator and Sword and Sorcery Grandmaster Charles R. Saunders, Abengoni, First Calling. The path to this moment is a story of extraordinary circumstances [...]

Sunday November 2nd, 2014 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Betta Listen: A SOBSF Horror Blog Tour Story

The house wasn’t much but it was all he could afford. Stephanie told him a hundred times they needed more life insurance but he didn’t listen. Life insurance was for old people; they were still in their thirties and in great shape. Nothing could, or would happen to them.
Randolph Chambers followed the moving truck up [...]

Sunday October 26th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

My Sword and Soul Reference Library

This week I’ll participate on two panels at DragonCon that involve developing alternate histories and stories based on non-European cultures. Inevitably I’m asked to provide a list of books I used for my research. So to make it easy, I’m posting the title and list of every book in my Sword and Soul reference library. [...]

Sunday August 24th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Me and DragonCon 2014!

So this year will be my third year attending DragonCon, second as an attending pro. I have five panels this year, but one will not be the Current State of Black Science Fiction.  The powers that be chose not to do it this year despite our standing room only turnout.  I’ll leave it at that. [...]

Thursday August 7th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | No Comments »

Meji Book III?…Meji Book III!

Eight years ago when I completed Meji, I had no intentions for a sequel. It was my first novel, a homage to African culture, spirituality and tradition. To me, the book was less about the characters as it was a book about fate. As some of you know, Meji was meant to be one book, [...]

Tuesday June 10th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off

The Butler/Banks Blog Tour: Balogun Ojetade returns!

Today Balogun Ojetade returns to feature his latest book, Fists of Africa!
For those who know me, I am a writer.
For those who don’t know me, I am a writer.
I write speculative fiction – mainly Steamfunk, Dieselfunk, Rococoa and Sword & Soul.
Recently, I have expanded my writing into the  Fight Fiction – aka Action / Adventure, aka Pulp – [...]

Wednesday April 30th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off

The Butler/Banks Book Tour: Crystal Conner!

Our next Butler/Banks black speculative fiction author is Crystal Conners! Instead of my boring prose, Crystal is taking over my blog to describe her latest project in her own words. Take it away, Crystal!
An entire year ago, I swore an oath of secrecy when I agreed to co-write a book with paranormal-romance author Lori Titus [...]

Wednesday April 30th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off

The Butler/Banks Blog Tour: Zig Zag Claybourne!

Today we continue the Butler/Banks Blog Tour with author Clarence Young, aka Zig Zag Claybourne. Zig Zag is a lifelong fan of speculative fiction and of writing. As Clarence Young, he writes humor and drama. As Zig Zag Claybourne he writes fiction and poetry, ranging from science fiction to street-lit satire to magic realism.
Zig  Zag [...]

Monday April 28th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off

The Butler/Banks Authors Tour: DaVaun Sanders!

Today I have the privilege to share the information of one of my favorite writers, DaVaun Sanders. His two novels are some of the best YA science fiction I’ve read in quite some time. Not best independent writer science fiction, or best mainstream science fiction; best, period.
If imagination was a mutant power, DaVaun could have [...]

Sunday April 27th, 2014 in Sword and Soul | Comments Off