#Inktober2019

#Inktober2019

This year, I’ve decided for the first time to participate in the 31-day #Inktober challenge. I found an anatomy theme list on the Internet. This fits perfectly with my goal to get better at drawing the human form. So, everyday for this month I will be posting my Inktober sketch for the day on my Patreon. Day 1 starts off with “Eyes”, and here is my very first #Inktober2019 piece! I used a black ballpoint pen.

I’m on Patreon!

I’m on Patreon!

I have started posting my short-stories to my Patreon page. Devil’s Village Nomansland Mother’s Love Omoshango The plan is every Friday I will post a flash fiction piece to my Patreon page, so if you would like to read them, please follow me on Patreon. Also, every Sunday I post a new sketch under the #SundaySketch hashtag.  #SundaySketch 1 #SundaySketch 2 #SundaySketch 3 #SundaySketch 4

Manchester Review Issue 18: 21 Today: African Speculative Fiction

Manchester Review Issue 18: 21 Today: African Speculative Fiction

In 2015 I wrote a short story called “Mother’s Love“, which was longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa Prize. Tomorrow, Friday 21st July 2017, Mother’s Love will appear as a reprint in issue 18 of the Manchester Review, a special issue titled 21 Today: African Speculative Fiction. This special issue is edited by none other than Geoff Ryman, and it brings some much deserved attention to the rise of African Speculative Fiction over the recent years. Feast your eyes…

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A Surma girl scouting the Horsehead Nebula

A Surma girl scouting the Horsehead Nebula

There’s a picture I saw today of former astronaut Anna Lee Fisher, and also a picture of a Surma man. Suddenly, I got the idea to fire up The Gimp to replace Fisher’s face with that of a Surma girl and have the new Surma astronaut overlook the Horsehead Nebula. Here are the results:         Save Save Save

What if: Earth is a Farm for Dragon Food?

What if: Earth is a Farm for Dragon Food?

Why would a dragon let you ride it, though? I mean, it’s a DRAGON! We don’t ride crocodiles, either. What if we discover one day, that it was dragons who wiped out the dinosaurs, and not an asteroid? Dragons from outter space, on an intra-galactic journey, making a pit stop on Earth. And every sun is actually nothing more than a resource-rich world of raging dragons, who have to migrate across the galaxy occasionally, due to overpopulation. Or migrate en masse when they…

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Flash fiction: Bodycatcher

Flash fiction: Bodycatcher

The writing prompt for this piece of flash fiction came from an amazing art work by Patrick Brannvoll I found on Instagram. Poor kids have the decency to either go to prison or go offworld on an asteroid miner. It’s these self-important, entitled middle-class kids. Can’t find work, their families fallen on hard times, and the next thing you know? Student loan default. Too scared to do 10 years in a Corrections Colony, and still you think you’re too good for…

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Reviews for my story “Omoshango”

Reviews for my story “Omoshango”

My story “Omoshango” (appeared in the anthology Lightspeed People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue in June) has been receiving some reviews lately. It is my favourite story I have ever written (although I do say this each time I write a new one), and it’s great to see people enjoy reading it. Check out the reviews below, and if you want to review Omoshango, too, I would really appreciate it. You can get the People of Colo(u)r Destroy…

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POC Destroy SF! Special Issue of Lightspeed is out now

POC Destroy SF! Special Issue of Lightspeed is out now

My short story Omoshango, appears in the People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue of Lightspeed Magazine. This issue is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback format. Check out the glorious cover below by Christopher Park! I’m so excited about this and I look forward to reading all the other short stories written by these awesome authors. I’m honoured to be a part of this, and I hope you enjoy this special issue. 🙂  

The Internet of Slaves

The Internet of Slaves

The content we post on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc., none of this content belongs to us. Our tweets and posts and pictures belong to the platforms we post them on. If you don’t believe me, go make a thermos of tea and read their Terms of Services and End User License Agreements. There’s an article posted on Boing Boing about Google intentionally bricking devices, which users have already bought and paid for. To brick a…

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“Bond, Jane Bond.”

“Bond, Jane Bond.”

The usual suspects on social media are upset by a female actor being cast as a lead in the next Star Wars movie. I’ve never been a big Star Wars fan, myself. I much prefer Star Trek, especially Voyager. In fact, I find the franchise extremely boring. Star Wars – The Force Awakens was actually the first SW I have watched, which I found somewhat entertaining. I credit this to the casting of John Boyega, whom I knew from Attack…

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