Long before Marvel Comics gave us Wakanda, a high-tech African country that has never been colonised, this 1903 novel gave readers Reuel Brigg -a mixed-race Harvard medical student, passing as white, who stumbles upon Telassar. In this long-hidden Ethiopian city, the wise, peaceful inhabitants of which possess both advanced technologies and mystical powers, Reuel discovers the incredible secret of his own birth. Now, he must decide whether to return to the life he's built, and the woman he loves, back in America-or play a role in helping Telassar take its rightful place on the world stage. Considered one of the earliest articulations of Black internationalism, Of One Blood takes as its theme the notion that race is a social construct perpetuated by racists. Series Overview: Under the direction of Joshua Glenn, the MIT Press's Radium Age is reissuing notable proto-science fiction stories from the underappreciated era between 1900 and 1935. In these forgotten classics, science fiction readers will discover the origins of enduring tropes like robots (berserk or benevolent), tyrannical supermen, dystopian wastelands, sinister telepaths, and eco-catastrophes. With new contributions by historians, science journalists, and science fiction authors, the Radium Age book series will recontextualize the breakthroughs and biases of these proto-science fiction classics, and chart the emergence of a burgeoning genre.
Of One Blood - The Radium Age
Paperback (22 Jul 2022)
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