The book of hip hop sci-fi stories
Florida August 2015 Hip Hop Comix N Flix announces the release of the streetlit Science fiction short story collection Sci-Fi Streetz The book of Hip Hop Sci-fi stories by Jeff Carroll. Sci-fi Streetz includes stories from a variety of the subgenres that are lumped into the Sci-fi section of the bookstore. The book features horror, robots, demons, time travel, alternate history, space travel, zombies, werewolves and pirates.
“This book is written with the Hip Hop generation in mind because they are the future and Sci-fi fuels the imagination. Sci-fi pushes the imagination and makes people dream. Many young people have so much drama in their lives they only think about the happenings of today’s world. They rarely think or dream about the future or enjoy the escapism that Sci-fi provides. If you can dream it you can achieve it and I wonder if you don’t dream what will you achieve?,” said Jeff Carroll of his work.
Sci-Fi Streetz (Hip Hop Comix N Flix Paperback,August 11, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-9820087-4-4 $15.00 and $5.99 ebook) set to change the face of Streetlit and Science fiction with author Jeff Carroll. What is extra special about this collection of stories is that it includes a story written by Malcolm Carroll his 12 year old son.
Just as with Hip hop’s five elements (MCing, DJing, Dance, Drawing and Beatboxing) hip hop’s science fiction manifestation serves a medicinal purpose which is to relieve stress with escapism. Hip hop’s primary elements were not the therapeutic tools of some government social worker they were the organic creations the youth who were suffering from poverty, crime and poor schools. These young people used the arts of poetry, dance, drawing and music to ease their frustrations in these harsh conditions. Hip hop sci-fi comes out of that same energy. Born from the dreams, nightmares and fantasies of the unsettled minds of the oppressed people, hip hop sci-fi is raw and unapologetic.
Hip hop sci-fi is as necessary as mainstream science fiction. Science fiction guides society. It test and drives the undiscovered. It fuels technological development. It cautions our leaders. Science fiction is the most important genre of literature and it wouldn’t be complete without a hip hop expression.
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Nightmare on Halloween Camp: follows the story of Maurice and Eni from Thug Angel Rebirth of a Gargoyle. In this story Maurice has to transform into his gargoyle form in order to rescue Eni (his daughter) from a demonic entity.
The Screaming: tells the story of a werewolf who has learned to control his transitions through a strict vegetarian lifestyle. When gang violence erupts in the community surrounding the college he works at, things go horrible wrong.
The Voyage of the Blackstar: is the first part of a series of stories following a group of African pirates as they wage war on European slave traders and they lay claim to the Caribbean.
Escape From Hell, American Gangstress: This is a hardcore version Harriet Tubman’s story. In this story Harriet finds a family in the woods as they escape slavery.
The Church of God and Space: This follows a group of church missionaries as they go on their first journey. After experiencing everything that can go wrong in their travel through space they have a rude awakening when they reach they destination planet.
The Programmable Man: In the future everyone has robot for security. However when a program is developed that can turn these security robots into the ultimate love machines people find out love is a very strong emotion.
A Robot’s Nightmare by Malcolm Carroll: A robot is sent into battle and his report changes the course of the war.
Interview of a Monster: This is an up close and personal look at a slave who is the top barnyard bareknuckle fighter. A story of courage and pride, of love and pain, of hope and fear, and of the promise of a better world.
Tired of Dying: Just a couple of guys surviving a zombie apocalypse who have a different take on life.
Ass kicking Time: When you have the to ability to travel through time you realize there is time to do different things. There is time to love and time to hate, to make people feel good and time to feel pain.
The Girl from Negro Mountain:This story follows Destiny who survived the tragic death of her parents. Now on her way to a group home she learns the supernatural powers that protected her on Negro Mountain may not have been exclusive to the mountain.