The State of Black SF 2012: And the winners are…

Well, Sisters and Brothers this is it. The final day of our The State of Black SF 2012 blog. I had an awesome time sharing my thoughts and feelings on how far we’ve come during Black history month; as well as honoring one of dearest writing mentors: Charles Saunders.

And I had a blast sampling the science of my fellow writers. Hopefully, we’ll do this again sometime soon. I hope that y’all enjoyed my posts, and please check out the musings of the other wondrous SF griots (listed at the end of this post and on my blogroll)

The winners of my giveaway are the talented, prose-folk Carole McDonnell and Balogun Ojetade who will both win a copy of Immortal!
And here is my contribution to our SF bracelet: an excerpt from my upcoming novel Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds.

She was walking through the mist, it clothed her — draped about her—the sheerest of garments. Longing suffused her being. She was yearning for the one who had first stepped out of her dreams.
In another life, another time, another world.
His voice drifted through the night fog toward her: “Seek me, I need you.”
Suddenly he was before her, his hands stroking her like a whisper. Gently, tenderly roaming over the body he knew so well.
She came into his arms eagerly, his body was a refuge, and entwined her hands in the black, oily hair that lay about his shoulders. Folding herself into him, molding and merging with his skin—his very soul.
His mouth, his tongue tasted like some dark, luscious fruit and when he pushed inside her, it was as if they’d never parted. . . their moans a medley of mutual surrender and belonging. . .
She loved him.
She would never love another.
And she would find him.

Copyright 2012 Valjeanne Jeffers all rights reserved

Winston Blakely, Artist/Writer– is a Fine Arts/Comic Book artist, havinga career spanning 20 years, whose achievements have included working forValiant Comics and Rich Buckler’s Visage Studios. He is also the creator ofLittle Miss Strange, the world’s first black alien sorceress and the all- genreanthology entitled – Immortal Fantasy. Both graphic albums are availableat Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and other online book store outlets. Visithim: or

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

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

Ja Ja (DjaDja) N Medjay , Author—DjaDja Medjay is theauthor of The Renpet Sci-Fi Series. Shiatsu Practitioner. HolisticAfroFuturistic Rising in Excellence. Transmissions from The Future Earth can befound at: , oron Facebook – on Twitter –!/Khonsugo .

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

Valjeanne Jeffers, Author– is aneditor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Timeof Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels:Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be releasedthis spring. Visit her at: ,

Thaddeus Howze, Author – is a veteran of the IT and Communications industry with over 26 yearsof experience retooling computers to best serve human needs. Unknown tohumanity, our computers have another agenda. Thaddeus recently released hisfirst collection of short stories, Hayward Reach. In a coded format, he hassecretly informed Humanity of the impending computerized apocalypse. You canread parts of the code here: or

Alicia McCalla, Author—writes for both young adults and adults with her brand ofmulticultural science fiction, urban fantasy, and futurism. Her debut novel, Breaking Free isavailable in print or immediate download on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes,and other booksellers. The Breaking Free theme song created by AsanteMcCalla is available for immediate download on iTunes and Amazon. Visit her

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

Balogun Ojetade, Author—of the bestselling “Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the WarriorWithin” (non-fiction), “Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman” (Steampunk)and the feature film, “A Single Link”. Visit him:

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

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

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


4 Replies to “The State of Black SF 2012: And the winners are…”

    1. Thanks Alicia! Right back at you, Sister! Thanks for organizing the blog hop. You did an awesome job of pulling everything together! And I can’t wait to read the sequel to Breaking Free, since I’ve already read Book I and it’s fire 🙂

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