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Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2) Paperback – June 17, 2012
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He is one of the leading authorities on Steamfunk - a philosophy or style of writing that combines the African and / or African American culture and approach to life with that of the steampunk philosophy and / or steampunk fiction - and writes about it, the craft of writing, Sword & Soul and Steampunk in general, at http://chroniclesofharriet.com/.
He is author of eight novels - the Steamfunk bestseller, MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman (Books 1 & 2); the Urban Science Fiction saga, Redeemer; the Sword & Soul epic, Once Upon A Time In Afrika; a Fight Fiction, New Pulp novella, Fist of Afrika; the gritty, Urban Superhero series, A Single Link and Wrath of the Siafu; the two-fisted Dieselfunk tale, The Scythe and the "Choose-Your-Own-Destiny"-style Young Adult novel, The Keys. Balogun is also contributing co-editor of two anthologies: Ki: Khanga: The Anthology and Steamfunk.
Finally, Balogun is the Director and Fight Choreographer of the Steamfunk feature film, Rite of Passage, which he wrote based on the short story, Rite of Passage, by author Milton Davis and co-author of the award winning screenplay, Ngolo.
You can reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Afrikan.Martial.Arts; on Twitter @Baba_Balogun and on Tumblr at www.tumblr.com/blog/blackspeculativefiction.
Balogun works and lives in Atlanta with his wife, seven daughters, son, son-in-law, granddaughter and grandson.
Top Customer Reviews
The exceptions to these limited choices were the gumshoe mysteries penned by Walter Mosley, Octavia E. Butler's dystopic sci-fi, the lighthearted fiction of Pearl Cleage...and now Balogun Ojetade's exciting "steamfunk". This book imagines Harriet Tubman as a superhero of sorts, in a world where she and other "Gifted" fight for good or evil. What starts out as a simple kidnapping case evolves into a sinister threat against the country--and that's as far as I can go without any spoilers!Read more ›
Not recommended for children, there are some very dark and violent moments.
Balogun writes in a rapid fire style with short, action packed chapters and colorful, unexpected characters. No one is as they seem and the story's twists and turns had me feeling like I was on a wild roller coaster ride and loving every minute of it.
One of the most entertaining aspects of Moses is the re-imaging of historical history. No one is safe from Balogun's imagination, and everyone ends up with a fresh identity to match the world he creates for us. The other characters are just as imaginative and vivid; my two favorites are Mama Maybelle and Black Mary. When you read the book you'll clearly see why. This book contains Part I, which is the original novella, and Part II, the continuation of Harriet's adventure. If you read the novella, don't just start with Part I. Balogun has expanded on Part I a bit so it's worth the re-read.
So get Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman, strap on your bicycle helmet and keep your hands inside the car. You'll enjoy the ride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the mixture of history, fantasy and steamfunk. Looking forward to more adventures.Published 4 months ago by K.
Here's something I didn't know much about... the whole 'steam-punk' style of storytelling, the age of machine engine birth with a little sci fi / fantasy thrown into the mix. Read morePublished 18 months ago by K'lee L.