K. Ceres Wright

Get Ready, CyberFunkateers!

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Sep 25, 2015

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I’ve been a fan of cyberpunk since I first discovered it in 2003. Yeah, I was 20 years behind the times, but I didn’t care. I felt a new generation needed to know all about it, so I wrote a cyberpunk book, Cog. But I prefer the short story medium, and searched for a place that would welcome a cyberpunk story with Black characters.

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Over the course of several years on Facebook, I’ve gathered 1,000+ friends, one of whom was Milton Davis. From the ATL. He was self-publishing African-themed books and anthologies on sword and soul and steampunk. Then one day, an idea came to him about a city where no one could leave. He posted his idea on Facebook in the State of Black Science Fiction, and a bunch of writers ran with it, posting snippets of stories in the thread, and linking characters, generating ideas. Then someone said we needed to publish an anthology of all the stories. Balogun Ojetade wrote the manifesto. An artist came along by the name of Natiq Jalil, and said he would illustrate it. A music aficionado named Otis Galloway volunteered to write sound tracks. And a multimedia, multisensory book of stories was born. The City. Cyberfunk.

What is The City?

The City began as a sentient organism living inside a large asteroid. For thousands of years, the organism used the asteroid’s gravity to intercept ships from various planets and galaxies, assimilating the crew and wiping their memories, and giving them new jobs, families, and experiences. No one knows why. It just does. The organism used the assimilated information to build The City and its environment. The first beings to be captured were crew on a Nigerian space vessel. Nigeria was the first to achieve intergalactic travel during the Great Race by the major countries of the planet Earth to be the first to venture outside of the Milky Way.

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And if you want to know more about Knowledge Lateef, Street Preacher; the Ooze; and the Tell, you’re going to have to read the book. It’s available on Amazon: http://ow.ly/SDUXc

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We are the writers, and we call ourselves the Cityzens:

Jeff Carroll
Gerald Coleman
Milton Davis
Ray Dean
Malon Edwards
Ashtyn Foster
Otis Galloway
Keith Gaston
Chanel Harry
Natiq Jalil
Valjeanne Jeffers
Alan Jones
Brandee Laird
Kai Leakes
Edison Moody
B. Sharise Moore
Howard Night
Balogun Ojetade
Ced Pharoah
And Yours Truly, K. Ceres Wright

Interview with Matthew Dowling at FCTV’s Going Live

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Nov 12, 2014

Heidi Ruby Miller, Matt Betts, and I were interviewed in the Going Live studio in Pennsylvania:

Interview with FCTV’s Going Live at Seton Hill University

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Nov 12, 2014

I was interviewed by Matthew Dowling at Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind workshop:

The Dark God’s Gift Project

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Oct 6, 2014

Created from the ancient and twisted imagination of a Dark God comes a construct of immeasurable power! This fell creation is fueled by the darkest desires of those who covet its possession. God-like power, sexual attractiveness, invincibility, even immortality are but a fraction of what can be bestowed by the construct known only as, the ‘Trynaught’! However, with great gifts comes a greater catch! Both renown and ruin are the Trynaught’s handmaidens. Those who fall under its shadow will learn this all too soon….

Speculative Fiction Author H. Wolfgang Porter presents, ‘The Dark God’s Gift‘ as a short story series which will cross into many ‘universes’ and genres. Authors featured here at the Black Science Fiction Society will be invited to present their unique take on the Trynaught with short stories of their own.

*The Dark God’s Gift is intended for Mature Readers