Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture by Ytasha L. Womack (Oct 2013) www.iafrofuturism.com
The Race in Space conference is a first of its kind event that seeks to explore the issues of race, culture and nationality in the colonization of space stations, planets, and stars in space. This two day conference held Oct 25-26 at Duke University will highlight astronauts research, artists and authors who have studied the realities and imaginative events involving the dynamics of race and space settlements.
Keynote speaker and astronaut Mae Jemison will discuss the groundbreaking project the 100 Year Starship, a project that aims for interstellar travel in 100 years. Ytasha L. Womack will present Rayla 2212: Afrofuturism, Space and the Imagination with a signing of her book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy to follow. Other panels include the Logistics of Space Exploration and Time Travel with astronomer Derrick Pitts, archeoastronomer Jarita Holbrook and Jeff Foust of Spacereview.com. For more information go to http://raceinspace.aaas.duke.edu