Celebrate the work of Octavia Butler — and win an e-reader packed with…

Want to help make the future of science fiction more diverse — and possibly win an e-book reader full of amazing writing by writers of color? Enter the Carl Brandon Society's drawing to support the Octavia Butler Memorial Scholarship fund. » 11/08/10 11:40am 11/08/10 11:40am

Cool and Crap Awards of the Week

At least two things happened in the world of science and fiction last week, and one was cool and the other was crap.

Coolest alcohol-tinged recruitment effort that involved science fiction, antiracism, and M&Ms: Last night at Madison's Wiscon science fiction convention, the Carl Brandon Society threw a party and… » 5/24/08 5:45pm 5/24/08 5:45pm

Celebrate Black History Month with Aliens

The Carl Brandon Society, a group for people interested in great scifi by and about people of color, has released a list of cool books to read for Black History Month. They include classics and new books that deal with race and ethnicity — on other worlds as well as Earth. io9 pal Claire Light just sent the list to… » 2/06/08 11:45am 2/06/08 11:45am