Early Science Fiction & Afrofuturism

In our sixth episode we invite Dr. Lysa Rivera to tell us about Science Fiction literature from the late 1800s and early 1900s by African American authors.  We also talk about the diverse roots of famous comic book heroes and the inclusive nature of Star Trek.

Dr. Rivera is our first non-scientist but she keeps us enthralled by stories of the connection between oppression, freedom and the draw of Science.

Image Courtesy of Erykah Badu
 
Corrections include:  
1) Dr. Rivera’s book does not have a definite release date at this time
2) Issac Asimov was NOT a physicist.  He had a PhD in Biochemistry