Why should you read the works of Stafford Levon Battle?
There are thousands of sci-fi, fantasy and speculative fiction authors scrambling for recognition and royalties to pay rent, to keep a roof over their head, to uplift depressed egos at Sci-Fi conventions and to satisfy their spouses. Some authors write well but sell poorly and for decades languish in obscurity. A few sci-fi authors with mediocre literary workmanship luckily gain temporary popularity status due to exemplary marketing and promotional efforts. But the depth of their celebrity status fades quickly over the litmus test of time (sometimes in days or hours when their friends and family stop commenting). Authors such as Octavia Butler or L. A. Banks gained a paucity of accolades or financial rewards during their lifetime but since untimely deaths, they now are considered to be phenomenal and book sales are rising.
The measuring tape for success is difficult to apply. IMHO, it is the will of the widespread readers, who really determine the true greatness of an author. And, there are many newly recognized authors who have been producing quality literature and honing their craft. Their time in the spotlight is here. Stafford Battle is among this class of new luminaries.
The World is in trouble. But the only person who can save it may be slightly insane.
The very popular AFRO Sci-Fi Anthology is a welcome addition to your online library. Get introduced to the writings of Stafford Battle in this special collection of short stories that span across the many aspects of speculative fiction with a Black twist.
Same book; different covers. Purchase from Amazon or Smashwords and nerarly every where else. that offers e-books. Which cover is better? Does race dictate our buying habits? The Mabma Queen is a shape shifter. Her history is African. Her future combines the best of our abiitities from all cutures. She is Mamba.
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