How has Blackness (and anti-Blackness) manifested in the science fiction imagination? What does an Afrofuturist pop culture look like? How does fan participation in the construction of the SF genre create (or foreclose) spaces for embracing and celebrating Black identity? In Speculative Blackness, Andre Carrington takes on these questions—exploring the politics of race in Marvel comics, Star Trek, fan fiction, and more with the eyes of both of a critical race scholar and big nerd.
Check out this interview for a preview: http://randomnerds.com/an-interview-with-dr-andre-carrington-author-of-speculative-blackness-the-future-of-race-in-science-fiction/