NewsArts & Culture / July 23, 2020

Science Fiction, Fantasy Author Maurice Broaddus On The Lessons Learned During The Pandemic

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Indianapolis science fiction and fantasy author Maurice Broaddus. - Courtesy of Maurice Broaddus

Indianapolis science fiction and fantasy author Maurice Broaddus.

Courtesy of Maurice Broaddus

Indianapolis science fiction and fantasy author Maurice Broaddus has written a dozen books, 100’s of short stories and is an active member of the Carl Brandon society, which addresses issues of representation for people of color when it comes to writing fantasy and horror fiction. He also runs the library and resource center at the Oaks Academy and is the Afrofuturist in Residence at the Kheprw Institute.

From our Arts and Culture Desk, WFYI’s Jill Ditmire spoke with Broaddus via ZOOM about the lessons he’s learned during the pandemic and how they might show up in future discussions with students and in his latest science fiction trilogy, "All the Stars."

Broaddus has written several middle school aged novels that deal with racism. “The Usual Suspects” is one of them and comes out in August.

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