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message 1: by Periklis, Fafhrd (last edited Dec 05, 2012 05:57AM) (new)

Periklis (periklisbegzos) | 427 comments Mod
Read Milton Davis' blogpost here :

"Sword and Sorcery is one thing, but Sword and Soul? [...] Sword and Soul is Sword and Sorcery with black people! [...] Add to the mix my love of history and the idea came to me to create fantasy stories based on African history, culture and mythology as a way to entertain and educate."


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Sean (capthowdy) | 75 comments Ah, now I understand, I thought I was going to be reading a "James Brown displaced in time by hundreds of years in the past" type adventure story when I clicked on this link!

Dang that would be cool though.


message 4: by Periklis, Fafhrd (last edited Jan 18, 2013 11:34AM) (new)

Periklis (periklisbegzos) | 427 comments Mod
Sean wrote: "Ah, now I understand, I thought I was going to be reading a "James Brown displaced in time by hundreds of years in the past" type adventure story when I clicked on this link!

Dang that would be co..."


Yes, I'd probably read that book , hoping that there's gonna be a sequel involving Jimi Hendrix too...
Kidding aside, the Imaro books are probably the perfect introduction to the genre. Check the sword and soul shelf for more titles.


message 5: by Fletcher (last edited Jan 19, 2013 11:23AM) (new)

Fletcher Vredenburgh | 91 comments Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology is a solid anthology of good to excellent stories. Not only is Milton J. Davis a good anthologist, he's a good storyteller.


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Balogun Ojetade (authorbalogunojetade) | 1 comments Also check out the latest Sword & Soul anthology: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17..., by Milton J. Davis and Balogun Ojetade (Yours Truly)!


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T.C. Rypel (tedrypel) | 123 comments Charles' tales of IMARO---exciting, imaginative and richly realized---stand as landmark works of heroic fantasy. It's not that I'm a bit biased, having struggled up through the publishing soil to breathe the air myself at around the same time Charles first made his indelible mark. It's more universal than that. I said they "stand" as landmark works. And so they will continue.

Where, then, is the more widespread pop-lit embrace that Imaro's chronicle deserves? Where is the Imaro MOVIE?

Charles has been at the top of his game too long not to be more celebrated. Posterity will surely rectify that sad oversight.


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Charles (kainja) | 428 comments The Imaro books are a great part of my S & S collection.


message 10: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2316 comments Mod
Milton J. Davis, Sword & Soul author and advocate, has opened a Facebook page on the sub-genre:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/15348...

There he reports a timely sale (for Feb 2015):
"This is the last week of my Black History Month Specials. Purchase my book at excellent discounts. Don't miss out!"
http://www.mvmediaatl.com/


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S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2316 comments Mod
Sword and Soul: Giveaways
Note that Milton J. Davis will begin monthly giveaways to any who "like" his facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MVmedi...

Here is the general MVmedia page:
http://www.mvmediaatl.com/


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Ashe Armstrong (ashearmstrong) | 205 comments Sword and soul isn't a term i'd heard but hell yeah. Need to check some of this out.


message 13: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2316 comments Mod
Ashe wrote: "Sword and soul isn't a term i'd heard but hell yeah. Need to check some of this out."

Ashe, you will definitely enjoy Imaro (there are two editions, both are good...the second revised one may be slightly preferred). I learned about Sword & Soul via this group, and am glad to have discovered" it. Milton J. Davis is doing a splendid job growing the genre to many audiences.


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Fletcher Vredenburgh | 91 comments Ashe wrote: "Sword and soul isn't a term i'd heard but hell yeah. Need to check some of this out.

Milton Davis and Charles R. Saunders have edited two great swords & soul anthologies, Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology and Griots: Sisters of the Spear.



message 15: by Ashe (new)

Ashe Armstrong (ashearmstrong) | 205 comments Excellent. No idea when I'll pick them up but at least I know about them now.


message 16: by S.E., Gray Mouser (new)

S.E. Lindberg (selindberg) | 2316 comments Mod
Imaro is now available in Kindle and eBook, US centric links below:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Imaro-Book-Char...

eBook Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/charles-r-sa...

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/imaro...


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