Meet Eight New Afrofuturism Artists Creating a Future of Color

This stunning gallery on Blavity showcases eight up-and-coming visual artists influenced by Afrofuturism, science fiction that explores the experiences and culture of people of color. They’re amazingly diverse not just in their sci-fi visions, but the media they use to express them. Painting, comics, illustration,… »8/11/15 3:50pm8/11/15 3:50pm

The Law of Remembrance: What Octavia Butler Taught Me


As a young aspiring science-fiction writer, I've always considered Octavia Butler my spirit guide. I went to sleep and woke up with Kindred, the Parables, and Wild Seed and tried to recruit everyone in all of my English classes to her following. Turns out my teachers weren't all so interested in the rich tapestries of… »2/12/15 12:30pm2/12/15 12:30pm

Kanye West Lost In Space, With Only Killer Beats And Sexbot For Company

Rapper Kanye West premiered his space opera-themed Glow In The Dark tour last night in Seattle, and he may have single-handedly reinvented hip hop performance for a science fictional era. Rapping alone, in front of screens that showed whirling backgrounds of space porn, he navigated through the story of an "astronaut… »4/17/08 7:00pm4/17/08 7:00pm