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We Travel the Spaceways (Black Stars) Kindle Edition
Otherworldly interference in real-world New York City? Or delusions? For the answer, follow two loving strangers in an astonishing short story of faith and hope by a World Fantasy Award winner.
Grimace is a homeless man on a holy mission to free Black Americans from emotional slavery. His empty soda cans told him as much. Then he meets Kim, a transgender runaway who joins Grimace on his heroic quest. Is Grimace receiving aluminum missives from the gods, or is he a madman? Kim will find out soon enough on a strange journey they’ve been destined to share.
Victor LaValle’s We Travel the Spaceways is part of Black Stars, a multi-dimensional collection of speculative fiction from Black authors. Each story is a world much like our own. Read or listen to them in a single sitting.
“Science fiction invites audiences to imagine new and different worlds…Soon readers (and listeners) will be able to add some new voices and stories to this mix, thanks to an upcoming collection of short stories from Amazon Original Stories.” —SYFY Wire
“Part of what makes Black Stars so special is the fact that it is showcasing speculative science fiction from Black authors from around the world.” —SYFY Wire
“With a host of amazing authors, Black Stars is perfect for lovers of Afrofuturism, Caribbean science fiction, and African jujuism. As you read the stories, you’ll start to understand why there are so many different genres in the collection…Black Stars introduces people to so many different frameworks, showing the diversity of stories created when Black authors across the diaspora infuse their unique cultural perspectives into these narratives, creating an abundance of originality that lets readers imagine wildly different worlds, realities, and futures.” —Shondaland
About the Author
Victor LaValle is an award-winning author and the creator and writer of the comic book Destroyer. He is the recipient of the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, Bram Stoker Award, Whiting Award, Shirley Jackson Award, and American Book Award, among others.
- ASIN : B098QKP81K
- Publisher : Amazon Original Stories (August 31, 2021)
- Publication date : August 31, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 6682 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 40 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #36,225 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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“I’ll be honest, when New York City voted in Mayor Dinkins, a Black mayor, I swore there would be a change down here on street level. But so far I hadn’t seen it. The cops still carried guns and clubs and used them at their discretion.”
Victor Lavalle’s addition to the Black Stars collection, “We Travel The Spaceways” was unexpectedly and incredibly GOOD! I enjoyed this story and its concept as it was clear and concise.
The story takes place in New York and it is on those streets that we meet Grimace. Grimace is homeless and at the story’s opening we find him searching for food on the and specifically at fast food restaurants where he has developed quite the reputation.
Oddly enough, Grimace believes that the cans he’s been carrying around are talking to him. They’ve told him that his mission is to free Black people from emotional slavery. As a result he’s been setting fires in Black churches. The overarching problem though is that Grimace hardly feels heard nor seen. To many he is invisible. That is, until he meets Kim, a transgender runaway that will join him in his quest for freedom against oppression and make it all make sense.
All this to say, I need to read more from this author! Nice work.
What really struck me was in the way the story flips from the heart shattering reality of poverty and mental illness to a grand scale Cosmic space operatic vision. Read it, listen to it, cry to it. It's raw and for such a short read, provided much payoff.
I enjoyed the ride.
Top reviews from other countries
I loved it to bits.