State of Black Sci-Fi 2012 Day 4
Rise in Excellence from Author DjaDja.
The Upcoming Sci-Fi Novel ‘N’ –
A rebellious cosmic being uncovers her repressed past on a seemingly hostile planet of giants. Can she reconcile her traumatic past before the planet forces her out her shell?
Renpet Synopsis –
After the dramatic event of The Great Year, psychotic super-powered adolescents, self-righteous political figures and other-worldly entities struggle for psychological and spiritual balance in the wake of an all Black Planet.
From The Upcoming Sci-Fi Novel ‘N’ Chapter Medju Deyu – Family –
‘While Jnfr prepared the meal, Mu kept reaching for the spoon she was stirring with, looking to be helpful. She was already annoyed about having to throw out the soup she made earlier. She mentioned to me as she poured it out into the sink that the potency of it quickly turns rancid after being left out in the open and unattended. Mu did not let up, it glided over to the ingredients that needed preparation but was shoved away from the cutting board. It tried again, not minding the spoon being swatted at it; allowing some strikes to pass in and out. Jnfr’s face grew intense; the floor vibrated where she stood and sent a minor tremor throughout the house. She sighed deeply then washed the spoon thoroughly. I guess the water from the faucet and Mu are not one in the same.’
From The Sci-Fi Novel ‘Renpet’ Chapter Senu – Khpr
‘…Then there was Shakuan. Shakuan was indeed the strangest out of the group. He was the only guy they knew that still carried on that the Blackman was god, as if that mattered now or mattered at all. The Terrans concept of creation keeps them from experiencing the ever presence of Netcher. Nor do they fully realize that the strongly melaninated beings of this world were the caretakers of this planet. For the past few years, there were no beings on the earth who did not have a strong representation of melanin in their pigmentation and extremely coarse or curly hair. No one.’
Renpet Trivia – What do all the Accidental Killers share in common with their powers?
All the Accidental Killers of the town of Khenset have one thing in common when it comes to their ‘special gifts’. The answer can be found in the pages of Renpet. Hint – It is what makes a Terran an individual.
No that’s not me on the cover of Renpet. The original cover was more like a comic book cover with raw penciling and coloring. I still have the picture around and I liked the work the artist did on it. However, at the last moment I opted for a cover that would have a different impact. At first I was going to have a sleek female on the front in a sexy action pose then I decided for a more natural and cultural look. The rest is lifestory. Anyway, the most popular question I get about the cover is “Is that you?” No, it is not me. However, Mike is.
Renpet involved more intuitive thought about my studies of metaphysics, body mechanics, hermetic principles and Dao. It wasn’t a question of research about what I didn’t know. My main concern was how do I take what I already know and put it into a story without being too metaphysical or symbolic. So that actually drove me to re-read the books I’ve read for entertainment. Currently, I am working on N, the next novel in the Renpet series. My research with this work so far involves auto-kinetics and paranormal abilities. As I habit, I have watched many horror movies from a scientific and psychic point of view. I have also watched Revolve and Limitless about five times each. Ninja Assassin as well, especially the bathroom scene.
I do my best to write from a perspective that embodies the living information from Kemet(Egypt) and the mind-state that the language I speak is a foreign tongue and my thoughts are my real voice.
Plans for 2012
This year I plan to finish two new books and work on the foundation of an anime. My vision is to create an entire universe from the world of Renpet and produce expressions of Renpet in the many facets of entertainment.
JaJa (DjaDja) N Medjay , Author—DjaDja Medjay is the author of The Renpet Sci-Fi Series. Shiatsu Practitioner. Holistic AfroFuturistic Rising in Excellence. Transmissions from The Future Earth can be found at: www.renpetscifi.com or on Facebook – www.facebook.com/RenpetSciFiNovel or on Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/Khonsugo .
Check out the other members of this Online Black History Month Event:
Winston Blakely, Artist/Writer— is a Fine Arts/Comic Book artist, having a career spanning 20 years, whose achievements have included working for Valiant Comics and Rich Buckler’s Visage Studios. He is also the creator of Little Miss Strange, the world’s first black alien sorceress and the all- genre anthology entitled – Immortal Fantasy. Both graphic albums are available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and other online book store outlets. Visit him: http://blakelyworks.blogspot.com/ or http://blakelyworkstudio.weebly.com/
L. M. Davis, Author–began her love affair with fantasy in the second grade. Her first novel,Interlopers: A Shifters Novel, was released in 2010, and the follow-up Posers: A Shifters Novelwill be released this spring. For more information visit her bloghttp://shiftersseries.wordpress.com/ or her website www.shiftersnovelseries.com.
Milton Davis, Author– Milton Davis is owner/publisher of MVmedia, LLC . As an author he specializes in science fiction and fantasy and is the author of Meji Book One, Meji Book Two and Changa’s Safari. Visit him: http://www.mvmediaatl.com/Wagadu/ and www.wagadu.ning.com.
Ja Ja (DjaDja) N Medjay , Author—DjaDja Medjay is the author of The Renpet Sci-Fi Series. Shiatsu Practitioner. Holistic AfroFuturistic Rising in Excellence. Transmissions from The Future Earth can be found at: www.renpetscifi.com or on Facebook – www.facebook.com/RenpetSciFiNovel or on Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/Khonsugo .
Margaret Fieland, Author— lives and writes in the suburbs west of Boston, MA with her partner and five dogs. She is one of the Poetic Muselings. Their poetry anthology, Lifelineshttp://tinyurl.com/LifelinesPoetry/ is available from Amazon.com Her book, “Relocated,” will be available from MuseItUp Publishing in July, 2012. The Angry Little Boy,” will be published by 4RV publishing in early 2013. You may visit her website, http://www.margaretfieland.com.
Valjeanne Jeffers, Author — is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring. Visit her at: http://valjeanne.wordpress.com , http://wwwsistermoon.blogspot.com/ andhttp://qandvaffordableediting.blogspot.com/
Thaddeus Howze, Author – is a veteran of the IT and Communications industry with over 26 years of experience retooling computers to best serve human needs. Unknown to humanity, our computers have another agenda. Thaddeus recently released his first collection of short stories, Hayward Reach. In a coded format, he has secretly informed Humanity of the impending computerized apocalypse. You can read parts of the code here: http://ebonstorm.wordpress.com or http://ebonstorm.weebly.com
Alicia McCalla, Author—writes for both young adults and adults with her brand of multicultural science fiction, urban fantasy, and futurism. Her debut novel, Breaking Free is available in print or immediate download on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and other booksellers. The Breaking Free theme song created by Asante McCalla is available for immediate download on iTunes and Amazon. Visit her at: www.aliciamccalla.com
Carole McDonnell, Author–She writes Christian, speculative fiction, and multicultural stories. Her first novel is Wind Follower. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and have been collected in an ebook, Spirit Fruit: Collected Speculative Fiction. Visit Carole:http://carolemcdonnell.blogspot.com/ or http://writersofcolorblogtour.blogspot.com/
Balogun Ojetade, Author—of the bestselling “Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within” (non-fiction), “Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman” (Steampunk) and the feature film, “A Single Link”. Visit him: http://chroniclesofharriet.wordpress.com/
Rasheedah Phillips, Author–is the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly. She plans to debut her first spec/sci-fic novel Recurrence Plot in Spring 2012. You may catch her ruminating from time to time on her blog, AstroMythoLosophy.com.
Nicole Sconiers, Author-is also a screenwriter living in the sunny jungle of L.A. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, and she recently published Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage. Visit her: http://nicolesconiers.com/index.html
Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed. is owner & operator of TheDigitalBrothers.com, BlackScienceFictionSociety.com & BlackCommunityEntertainment.com. Visit him:http://www.blacksciencefictionsociety.com/profiles/blog/list?user=2stjwb1h216fd