Posts Tagged ‘Bill Campbell’

New Story Collection Mothership Combines Science Fiction and Civil Rights

What planet is Bill Campbell on? Not this one.
As the editor of Mothership: Tales From Afrofuturism and Beyond, a new short story compilation featuring prominent writers such as Junot Díaz and Victor LaValle, Campbell says his favorite literature exists in an undeveloped, not-yet-embraced frontier where African Americans can prosper: outer space.
"With the birth of science [...]

Bill Campbell’s Satire Koontown Killing Kaper Takes Racial Stereotypes to Extremes

It took Bill Campbell six weeks to write his latest novel, Koontown Killing Kaper.
“I was listening to an NPR report about ghetto lit and how it represents 80 percent of books written for and about African-Americans,” says Campbell. “That’s just so extreme. It’s either write ghetto lit or go to Stockholm and win the Nobel Prize. After that [...]