Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology now available

I joined last year and found it to be a genial, welcoming place filled with incredibly talented, passionate people. They gave me a lot by way of support and I wanted to give a little something back, so when I heard that their first anthology was out, I wanted to spread the word.

Griots is the first anthology dedicated to sword and soul. Sword and Soul is a genre of speculative fiction that combines African traditions, history and culture with adventure, heroic fiction and sorcery - think Conan the Barbarian set in Ancient Ghana or the Empire of Mali. The volume is edited by Charles R. Saunders, author of Imaro, widely considered to be the creator of the genre, and author Milton Davis.

It features 28 of some of the most exciting writers and artists in speculative fiction today including Minister Faust, Geoffrey Thorne, Carole McDonnell, Valjeanne Jeffers and Ronald T. Jones. Some of the artists include Natiq Jalil, Luke McDonnell, Winston Blakely, Stan Weaver, Jr., Wanye Parker and Paul Davey.

Griots made its official debut last month at Onyx Con 3, one of the largest conventions of multi-cultural speculative fiction in the US. and is available on Amazon. I can't wait to pick up a copy and I hope you will too!

Also check out the Black Science Fiction Society, great people there too.


  1. Thank you for your support, Chinelo!

  2. Wow! Thanks for the shout-out from way across the ocean, where I would like to see. I am one of the authors featured in Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology. This project has been a real blast! And, brother Milton is working hard to get stories of heroic black women and men into the hands of readers. We are telling our fantastic tales for the world to see. Thanks always to Charles Saunders for sharing his talent as well as inspiring many Black writers to push on.