Dark Matter: Reading the Bones

Dark Matter Reading the Bones Dark Matter is the first and only series to bring together the works of black SF and fantasy writers The first volume was featured in the New York Times which named it a Notable Book of the Year Cont

  • Title: Dark Matter: Reading the Bones
  • Author: Sheree Thomas Ibi Zoboi Henry Dumas Kevin Brockenbrough Walter Mosley Tananarive Due Tyehimba Jess Jill Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780446693776
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dark Matter is the first and only series to bring together the works of black SF and fantasy writers The first volume was featured in the New York Times, which named it a Notable Book of the Year.ContentsFiction Ibo landing ihsan bracy The quality of sand Cherene Sherrard Yahimba s choice Charles R Saunders The glass bottle trick Nalo Hopkinson DesireDark Matter is the first and only series to bring together the works of black SF and fantasy writers The first volume was featured in the New York Times, which named it a Notable Book of the Year.ContentsFiction Ibo landing ihsan bracy The quality of sand Cherene Sherrard Yahimba s choice Charles R Saunders The glass bottle trick Nalo Hopkinson Desire Kiini Ibura Salaam Recovery from a fall David Findlay Anansi meets Peter Parker at the Taco Bell on Lexington Douglas Kearney The magical Negro Nnedi Okorafor Mbachu Jesus Christ in Texas W.E.B DuBois Will the circle be unbroken Henry Dumas Cause Harlem needs heroes Kevin Brockenbrough Whipping boy Pam Noles Old flesh song Ibi Aanu Zoboi Whispers in the dark Walter Mosley Aftermoon Tananarive Due Voodoo Vincent and the astrostoriograms Tyehimba Jess The binary John Cooley BLACKout Jill Robinson Sweet dreams Charles Johnson Buying primo time Wanda Coleman Corona Samuel R Delaney Maggies Nisi Shawl Excerpt from Mindscape Andrea Hairston Trance Kalamu ya Salaam Essays The second law of thermodynamics transcription of a panel at the 1997 Black speculative fiction writer s conference held at Clark Atlanta University Jewelle Gomez Her pen could fly remembering Virginia Hamilton Nnedi Okorafor Mbachu Celebrating the alien the politics of race and species in the juveniles of Andre Norton Carol Cooper.

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    1. Dark Matter: Reading the Bones, edited by Sheree R. Thomas is the second anthology in this series, which gathers speculative fiction from the African Diaspora. The anthology includes 24 short stories and a series of essays about the role of speculative fiction in imagining or reimagining the African diasporic experience. Overall it is a very enjoyable anthology, combining fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Some of speculative fiction's most interesting writers are represented, including Nalo [...]

    2. Really good quality anthology. Highlights include Kiini Ibura Salaam's beautifully voiced "Desire", Ibi Aanu Zoboi's creepy "Old Flesh Song", Tyehimba Jess' rather funny "Voodoo Vincent and the Astrostoriograms", Nalo Hopkinson's folk tale retelling "The Glass Bottle Trick" - but there are plenty more to enjoy, with a refreshingly wide array of approaches to speculative fiction.

    3. a great cross section of speculative african diaspora fiction. the retelling of igbo landing was fierce! the idea that vampires, zombies, telepathy, supernatural abilities, and religion transverse blackness as smoothly as leaves flowing down stream in spring time is refreshing.

    4. Counting this as ‘read’ even though there were (7) short stories and (3) essays I didn’t get to before it was due back to the library.Like most anthologies, it’s a mixed bag. There were a few that I really liked, a few that I appreciated but didn’t feel strongly about, and one that I ‘noped’ right away from. Overall, though, it’s worth a read. Lots of excellent stories here.Full story list with initial thought-blurbs below the cut.(Warning: This is a really long text post.)(view [...]

    5. The other Dark Matter anthology is one of my favorite anthologies, if not the favorite. This one did not move me as much. I started reading it months ago to have fiction on hand to sparingly read between all the nonfiction- something I could pick up and put down for some time. It did serve that purpose well. I do like that it had a few essays following the stories like the other Dark Matter anthology did. That is a nice touch. I did really enjoy a couple of the stories, most were ok, and some of [...]

    6. These anthologies are great. They're a great source of works and non-fiction essays. I use this (and the first anthology in the series) in the Speculative Fiction in Africa class I teach.

    7. I've listed all of the titles and authors in case you want to follow up on any of them, and it allows an easy way for me to post quick reviews of each story. The main body of the book contains 24 fictional short stories/novel excerpts, and three non-fiction essays are included at the end of the book.Fictionibo landing (1998) by ihsan bracyThe Quality of Sand (2004) by Cherene SherrardYahimba's Choice (2004) by Charles R. SaundersThe Glass Bottle Trick (2000) by Nalo HopkinsonDesire (2004) by Kii [...]

    8. I wish I had enjoyed this collection of short stories more. Maybe it's just me, or maybe it's because I am not a person of color, but I found many of the stories to be difficult to follow. They also are very light on the science fiction tending more toward surrealism.That said, there is one story that really seemed prescient. It describes a United States where aliens have come promising miraculous technologies if the US will give up its entire black population. This story was written, I think, i [...]

    9. After the spectacular Dark Matter (2000), Thomas offers something of a mixed bag in her second anthology of speculative fiction from the African diaspora. Of the stories set during the days of slavery, ihsan bracy's "ibo landing" proves that stylization of subject matter can be more powerful than historical fidelity. The shimmering, brutal outlines created by such simple sentences as "each in their own way understood the distance. they would never again be home" stay with the reader for a long t [...]

    10. This was a book of short stories of African American writers. I love it; it’s about hoodoo, egguns, spiritual things, from writer from America to the Caribbean. I love it and had past it on to a friend of mines to read. Some of the stories in here should turn into a movie. There are even some vampire story that I love that’s set in Harlem.

    11. There were a few stories that I liked but for the most part I thought this was just ok. I felt like I was reading the same story over and over again. This can sometimes be the hard part about anthologies. Everything feels the same. I read about half of the book and decided that I had had enough.

    12. So many great stories in here, especially enjoyed "Glass Bottle Trick", "Old Flesh Song", and "Sweet Dreams". Added several authors to my to-read list.

    13. I bought both of these collection books together but the first was so disappointing I can't see me picking up this second one.

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