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Du Bois' story is said to be a major contribution to Afrofuturism, a social criticism movement against racism, one that anticipates black society's future in light of technological advancements and so often uses science fiction by black authors as a tool of study. I discussed this movement in a post about a year ago which you can read but I must warn you that the links in that section go mostly to empty destinations since the website was a convention's that already passed. But Afrofuturism has definitely not passed. You'll find links in my article at Examiner.com to source articles that discuss the subject in more detail. Also, here's an interesting article I found that talks about the subject.
I just started the sketch for The Hidden's book cover illustration just yesterday and I hope to have it completed by next weekend but I can't promise anything; I still have some stories to revise for the book. Not to mention that we are entering into one of the busiest seasons of the year and so Christmas shopping and decorating are going to add to my schedule. I still have to select beta readers for the book so if anybody's interested please let me know in the box below. A beta reading will get you a free copy of the book, a beta copy of course, but maybe even a free copy of the final version too as a reward for the time you would take and the feedback you would give me; I'll have to see how that works out with Amazon.
Until next week . . .