Writing Credible Black Super Villains, Antagonists and Monsters in Speculative Fiction
Without the Joker, Batman would be a sad faced vigilante beating up wino purse snatchers in dark alleys.
Sherlock Holmes, the greatest (fictional) detective in history, needed an arch nemesis to challenge or risk becoming a simple-minded dope addict because of boredom.
Captain James T Kirk faced the super human “Khan”. Kirk hoped to rise above the grand ramble of star conflict wannabes.
To become a great sci-fi hero, you need a really great bad guy. In AFROCentric speculative fiction, we need more bad-ass boys and gals to push our heroes to the limit.
For instance . . . there is “AFRO Quake” . . . [More to come] .
By Stafford Battle