Russell A. Mebane - African American Science Fiction Writer
About Me

I was born in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, in the U.S.A.  My father was in the military so I got to travel a lot.  I really did enjoy seeing the world and the myriad points of view of humanity.  I remember being six years old when my family moved to Germany and my father explained that Germans didn't use the same language as I did.  Instead of "one, two, three..." they say "ein, zwei, threi...".  I carried this into my views of the African Diaspora.  I would love to show my compatriots that they are Black Americans, which is one part of a much larger whole.  This is also one of my goals for my writing.  Ultimately, I do want people to be entertained.  The learning is secondary.

When I'm not writing, I play video games and watch anime.  You'll see this in my style as I'm not too big on long, obvious expositions.  I want my readers to figure out what's going on.  I also like to have some violence in my work to keep the story interesting. 

I'm beginning to jot down ideas for my next book: "Ruins of the Fall: Future Black History".  Of course, that's still the working title.  This book will be entirely based in the world described in the Black Section of my most recent book "Squirrels & Puppies: Dark Morality Tales".  In this world, Black people have taken over as the dominant race of the Western Hemisphere.  This was brought about by one man: Ramsus Zephyr.  I'll let you read the "Squirrels and Puppies" to find out the rest. 

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