Black Speculative Fiction Month on October, 2024: African - American fantasy and science fiction?

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African - American fantasy and science fiction?

October is Black Speculative Fiction Month. There have been several events along the East Coast to promote African and African American involvement in speculative fiction. In fact, Atlanta, Georgia has been called the Hub of Black sci-fi which includes Sword and Soul, Steamfunk, Black Weird West, and AFROFuturism. Also, the Black Science Fiction Society is very active on the web. Search "Black Science Fiction" for more information.

Is this story good so far? This is for my English class.?

Is this story good so far? This is for my English class.?

Your science fiction is very delusional. By the year 2222, we would have already blown ourselves with nukes.

Help please? :) Book Genre?

Help please? :) Book Genre?

To be honest Im not sure, most books fall into one of the following. Im not sure which yours is but I thought I would post this answer to assist others and see if they can use it to place your novel.


Action-adventure fiction, features physical action often around a mission usually involving killing and robbing. Many times set in forbidding locales such as jungles, deserts, or mountains.


Crime fiction stories, centered on criminal enterprise, are told from the point of view of the perpetrators. They range in tone from lighthearted "caper" stories to darker plots involving organized crime or incarcerated convicts.


Fantasy is a genre in which novels are placed in a world of either complete fiction or a contemporary setting where several aspects of fantasy elements are included.


Horror fiction

Mystery or Detective

Mystery fiction, or Detective fiction, typically involves the investigation of a crime, most often one or more murders.

The term whodunit, from 'who done it?', indicates that the identity of the criminal is initially unknown, and discovering that identity is the focus of the story. The related term 'whydunit' indicates that the criminal's motive is the main focus, and that their identity may be revealed early in the story.

Sub-types of mystery/detective fiction include 'cozy mysteries' (such as those of Agatha Christie) or 'hard-boiled' mysteries (where the detective/private eye etc. are very tough and unsentimental).


Romance is currently the largest and best-selling fiction genre in North America. It has produced a wide array of subgenres, the majority of which feature the mutual attraction and love of a man and a woman as the main plot, and have a happy ending. This genre, much like fantasy fiction, is broad enough in definition that it is easily and commonly seen combined with other genres, such as comedy, fantasy fiction, realistic fiction, or action-adventure.

Science fiction

Science fiction is defined more by setting details than by other story elements. Science fiction by definition includes extrapolated or theoretical future science and technology as a major component, and is often set on other planets, in outer space, or on a future version of Earth. Within these setting details, however, the conventions of almost any other genre may be used, including comedy, action-adventure and mystery. A sub-genre of science fiction is alternate history where, for some specific reason, the history of the novel deviates from the history of our world. Both alternate history and science fiction are often referred to alongside fantasy fiction, magical realism and some horror fiction under the umbrella term speculative fiction.


Western fiction is defined primarily by being set in the American West in the second half of the 19th century, and secondarily by featuring heroes who are rugged, individualistic horsemen (cowboys). Other genres, such as romance, have subgenres that make use of the Western setting.


Inspirational fiction is a term that refers to fictional works with religious themes and aimed at a (typically) Christian audience.

Holidays also on this date Tuesday, October 1, 2024...