STAFFORD L BATTLE

The AFROFuturist

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If you Googled me, thanks for following the link. If I met you in person, I sincerely appreciate that you visited me on the Web. AFROFuturism is more than spaceship captains armed with lasar canons; or scantily clad warriors swinging firey swords. AFROFuturism is stories, music, art, video, dance and politics that offer a deeper look into our historical fantasies and possible futures.

AFROFuturism inspires using science and philosophy.

Most people of African descent (in reality, every human person born on this planet!) zealously crave new, positive experiences as well as diversity in thought and social interactions. That is what AFROFuturism promotes -- new ideas, new perspectives, and new problems to solve.

For my book/movie reviews and other ramblings, visit my blog: The AFROFuturist. You can find my novels and short stories here.

The Author

Who am I? I enjoy writing speculative fiction. Science Fiction, Sword & Soul, Nubian Fantasy, black horror, Steamfunk, wild weird west, and other strange literary genres are my passion. I was born in the United States South and educated in the North. Currently, I work in a college of medicine where we are changing how medical students are being trained.

As an AFROFuturist, I believe that what we read and write enriches our lives today and frames our futures. Books encourage us to examine possiblities right and wrong. Sci-Fi authors are particularily "fascinating" because they explore new territories of thought and experience. What would happen if we resurrected an African leader, gave him access to hi-tech weapons to rule the modern world. What if Earth plantlife has a civilization of their own and plots to wage war on humankind?

I write stories that push beyond the normal.

Historical Fantasies

Sword and Soul is gaining popularity with many Black readers. Forget about the Tarzan myths (light skinned Europeans suffer horribly under the African sun). Charles Saunders, Milton Davis, Steven Barnes and others offer fantastic stories of black warriors defending their families or conquering other civilizations. The truth is that the ancient world was dominated by men and women of color. The richest person in history was a dark skinned king Mansa Musa ruler of the fabulously wealthy Mali Empire. Now, stories based on historical fact are being written.

Utopia Ambitions

World building or world imagining is an important aspect of speculative fiction. Writers such as Steven Barnes wrote about an alternative world where Blacks had the upper hand and whites were oppressed. One man's utopia is another man's dystopia; meaning that prosperity and poverty are defined by the winner of the social struggle. The transition between one person's glee and another person's sorrow is the point where many spec writers place their pen. Africa was once the apex of human society, but fortunes were overturned; now, they may turn again. Every human civilization has its days in the sun and its nights in the shadows.

Books by Stafford L Battle

The following are some of the books authored  by Stafford Battle on Amazon. The AFRO Sci-Fi Anthology is still available FREE. Get it now.

Resurrecting the King

AFRO Futurism

To stop the next Great War of Africa, a suicidal college professor risks his soul to resurrect an African tyrant to rule the modern world and bring peace. What could possibly go wrong?

African Fables For Adults

Tales not for the faint of heart: Brother vs brother, a sexy grandma who loses her clothing when monsters attack and Nat Turner's son who is also his daughter when devastating necromancy is needed to fight devils.

AFRO Sci-Fi Anthology

AFRO Sci-Fi Anthology

Speculative short stories with an African flavor. Black gods & demons followed captured people to America. A wild west sheriff uses African magic to stop the bad guys. An amazing aunt takes her nephew to mystical dimensions and much more.

Rage of the Mamba

A Mamba space queen has romantic intentions for a lowly asteroid miner; but he is terrified of her. The Mamba can destroy solar systems with just a thought or a slight sneeze. But there are dangerous galactic entities that Mamba fear would destroy all reality. The queen risks everything for one man.

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It doesn't matter if you are a reader, writer, artist, producer or just black sci-fi curious . . . people of all colors and cultures are seeking diverse, entertaining, educational and entreprenueurial expressions. Your participation keeps this AFROFuturistic movement moving faster. Become an AFROFuturist.

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