Dark Matter by Sheree R. Thomas
Reading the Bones ( (Aspect))

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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.
 

About Sheree R. Thomas

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Sheree R. Thomas lives in New York City.
 
Published January 2, 2004 by Aspect. 416 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A first anthology of speculative fiction by black writers: 25 stories, 3 novel excerpts, and 5 essays, the oldest piece an 1887 tale of a bewitched vineyard, the majority from this year.

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The striking central metaphor that Thomas (who edits the literary journal Anansi: Fiction of the African Diaspora) chose for this first collection of SF stories and essays by black authors is ""dark matter,"" the scientific term for a non-luminous form of matter not directly observed, but whose e...

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BookPage

Sherrard's successful mix of slavery and freedom, gender and religion, belief and duty mirrors many of the concerns expressed elsewhere in Reading the Bones.Some of the writers explore the darker aspects of life such as Hopkinson's version of the Bluebeard fairy tale, "The Glass Bottle Trick," Ke...

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SF Site

Although several authors have works in both volumes, the fact that there are thirteen authors in the second volume whose work did not appear in the first demonstrates how strong the African American writing community is and puts the lie to those who claim there are no African Americans who write ...

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SF Site

When people discuss important works in science fiction, they tend to focus on novels, and the occasional short story.

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