Marleen Barr writes in to tell us about her forthcoming collection of essays and scifi short stories, Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction's Newest New-Wave Trajectory. With contributors like the (late lamented) Octavia Butler and Hortense Spillers, the anthology sounds like a winner. She explains, "The work's main point: black science fiction is the most exciting literature of the nascent twenty-first century." You can buy the book in May, and order advance copies here.