Preserved from usenet, Mark Dery’s 1994 essay on Afrofuturism:

“Hack this: Why do so few African-Americans write science fiction, a
genre whose close encounters with the Other—the stranger in a strange
land—would seem uniquely suited to the concerns of African-American
novelists? …. This is especially perplexing in light of the fact that African-Americans are, in a very real sense, the descendants of alien abductees.”

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