Picture of author.

Bill Campbell (2) (1970–)

Autor(a) de Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

Para outros autores com o nome Bill Campbell, ver a página de desambiguação.

12 Works 403 Membros 9 Críticas


Obras por Bill Campbell

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (2013) — Editor — 149 exemplares
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Editor — 60 exemplares
The Day the Klan Came to Town (2021) — Writer — 45 exemplares
APB: Artists against Police Brutality: A Comic Book Anthology (2015) — Editor; Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Baaaad Muthaz (2019) 19 exemplares
Sunshine Patriots (2004) 17 exemplares
Koontown Killing Kaper (2012) 10 exemplares
My Booty Novel (2007) 6 exemplares
Baaaad Muthaz #1 (2018) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Washington, DC, USA
fiction writer
book publisher
Rosarium Publishing (founder)
Jennifer Udden



In an interesting moment in history in 1923, the citizens of Carnegie, Pennsylvania, fought back with force when the Ku Klux Klan picked their small town for a demonstration of their white supremacy. Unfortunately, this fictionalized narrative of the event gets tangled up in extended flashbacks for one character set in Sicily and Italy and barely introduces the rest of its jumble of Carnegie residents. The page-by-page flow was confusing and muted the excitement of the climactic confrontation for me.… (mais)
villemezbrown | 2 outras críticas | Apr 26, 2022 |
I don't know how I missed this when it first came out. It's a HUGE collection (700 pages in electronic form) with big names and new names.
AmyMacEvilly | 2 outras críticas | Jan 2, 2022 |
Very strong fantasy/sci-fi collection ranging over a hugely diverse array of tropes and themes. As per usual in this type of collection, not all the stories were to my specific taste, but the long list of new authors to dive into made this a very satisfying read for me.
NeedMoreShelves | Nov 7, 2021 |
(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through Edelweiss. Trigger warning for racist violence.)

Named after Andrew Carnegie (who donated a library for the honor), Carnegie, Pennsylvania is a small borough that's part of Pittsburgh metropolitan area. On August 25, 1923, it was the site of "Karnegie Day," during which 10,000-30,000 members of the KKK - many imported from other states, like West Virginia and Kentucky - descended on the borough for a celebration of violence, terror, and white supremacy. The Klan targeted Carnegie because it was majority Catholic; their intended victims were Black, Irish, Italian, Sicilian, Jewish, Chinese, and Armenian, in keeping with Klan 2.0's new and expanded list of "undesirables." They also arguably had the blessing of local law enforcement, which looked the other way.

The diverse citizenry of Carnegie were abandoned to defend themselves - and so they did. Using guns, knives, bats, fire, bricks, and rocks, they coordinated and launched a counteroffensive, driving the Klan from their borough. The resistance killed one Klan member during the battle and injured many others.

Sadly, like so may acts of resistance (and oppression), Carnegie's victory over the Klan was largely lost to history - a near-inevitability foretold by Freeman near the story's end. Indeed, in the afterward, author Bill Campbell relates that "Research wasn’t easy. A chapter or two in a monograph here and there, a brief mention in some old articles. Oddly enough, the actions of the Klan and government officials that day have been chronicled. All we really know about the people who fought them is that they were 'Irish and others.'" Wikipedia's entry on "Karnegie Day" is a paltry two sentences, nestled in Carnegie, PA's article.

THE DAY THE KLAN CAME TO TOWN is thus "a fictionalized account of an actual historical event" - but one that's no less compelling for its fabrications (or maybe educated guesses is a better term?). It's damn exhilarating to see people from different marginalized groups band together to fight a common enemy (if not the real enemy?: which is just to say that poor white working class folks need to get their heads out of their collective asses and see that the actual enemy isn't working class black and brown people - or other "nonwhites," which in the 30s included the Irish and Italians - but the politicians and billionaires who use hate, othering, and in group/out group membership to distract from the ever-widening wealth gap and erosion of democracy.)

Still, the volume is necessarily slim, and I can't help but wish we had more details about what transpired that day.

I mostly enjoyed Khodabandeh's artwork, though I won't be the first or last to comment on his tendency to give everyone weirdly oversized hands. The black and white is striking, though a part of me wishes THE DAY THE KLAN CAME TO TOWN was rendered in full color, to help counter our tendency to dismiss this stuff as having occurred in the "distant past."
… (mais)
smiteme | 2 outras críticas | Jul 12, 2021 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors

John Jennings Cover artist, Editor, Contributor, , Illustrator
Bizhan Khodabandeh Contributor, Illustrator, Artist
Francesco Verso Editor, Contributor
Carlos Hernandez Contributor
Tenea D. Johnson Contributor
Ernest Hogan Contributor
Anil Menon Contributor
N. K. Jemisin Contributor
Sofia Samatar Contributor
Andaiye Reeves Contributor
Indrapramit Das Contributor
Nisi Shawl Contributor
Jaymee Goh Contributor
Chinelo Onwualu Contributor
Tobias Buckell Contributor
Walidah Imarisha Contributor
Chesya Burke Contributor
Geoff Ryman Contributor
Hal Duncan Contributor
Nick Harkaway Contributor
Fabio Fernandes Contributor
Nalo Hopkinson Contributor
Haralambi Markov Contributor
Ibi Zoboi Contributor
Greg Tate Contributor
Minister Faust Contributor
Lauren Beukes Contributor
Eden Robinson Contributor
Kiini Ibura Salaam Contributor
Junot Díaz Contributor
S. P. Somtow Contributor
Ran Walker Contributor
Victor LaValle Contributor
Linda D. Addison Contributor
Vandana Singh Contributor
Daniel José Older Contributor
Rabih Alameddine Contributor
Farnoosh Moshiri Contributor
Katherena Vermette Contributor
Joseph Bruchac Contributor
C. Renee Stephens Contributor
Darius James Contributor
George S. Walker Contributor
Kawika Guillermo Contributor
Rafael Desquitado Jr Contributor, Illustrator
Avy Jetter Contributor, Illustrator
Takeia Marie Contributor, Illustrator
Vincent Sammy Illustrator
P. Djèlí Clark Contributor
Christa Cassano Contributor, Illustrator
David Brame Contributor, Illustrator
TL Huchu Contributor
Carmelo Rafala Contributor
Ellen Kushner Contributor
Isiah Lavender III Contributor
Kai Ashante Wilson Contributor
Roz Clarke Contributor
Geetanjali Dighe Contributor
Benjamin Rosenbaum Contributor
Alex Smith Contributor
Sheree R. Thomas Contributor
Kathryn Cramer Contributor
Eileen Gunn Contributor
Claude Lalumière Contributor
Jewelle Gomez Contributor
Kit Reed Contributor
Junot Diaz Contributor
Michael Swanwick Contributor
Vincent Czyz Contributor
Devorah Major Contributor
Thomas M. Disch Contributor
Alex Jennings Contributor
L. Timmel Duchamp Contributor
Mahendra Singh Illustrator
Walter Tierno Contributor
Juan Martinez Contributor
R. B. Lemberg Contributor
Sabrina Huang Contributor
Ramez Naam Contributor
Victor LaValle Contributor
Liz Mayorga Illustrator
Joyce Chng Contributor
Hiromi Goto Contributor
William Alexander Contributor
Stephani Soejono Illustrator
Basma Abdel Aziz Contributor
Aimée De Jongh Illustrator
Irenosen Okojie Contributor
Clifton Gachagua Contributor
Sarah Pinsker Contributor
Karin Lowachee Contributor
Jeffrey Ford Contributor
Corinne Duyvis Contributor
Malka Older Contributor
Kuzhali Manickavel Contributor
Csilla Kleinheincz Contributor
Lars Krantz Illustrator
Brandon Mc Ivor Contributor
Maurice Broaddus Contributor
Angela Slatter Contributor
John Chu Contributor
Nadia Bulkin Contributor
Clara Kumagai Contributor
Tessa Kum Contributor
Shweta Narayan Contributor
Bryan Thao Worra Contributor
Iheoma Nwachukwu Contributor
Saladin Ahmed Cover artist
Eve Shi Contributor
Fei Tang Contributor
Gabriel Teodros Contributor
Nettrice Gaskins Illustrator
Amal El-Mohtar Contributor
Melanie Fazi Contributor
Claudia De Bella Contributor
Louis Netter Illustrator
Johary Ravaloson Contributor
Darius Reeves Contributor
Gregory Garay Contributor
Keef Cross Contributor
Kevin Nieves Contributor
Andrew Nieves Contributor
Jason A. Quest Contributor
Jerome Walford Contributor
Joel Hilliard Contributor
Gallo Fino Contributor
Tommy Nguyensmith Contributor
Aaron Rand Freeman Contributor
Bettina L. Love Contributor
Ka Yan Cheung Contributor
Melanie Stevens Contributor
Joshua Plencner Contributor
Shomari Harrington Contributor
J. Andrew World Contributor
Sean Mack Contributor
Naomi Hanna Contributor
Brandon L. Hankins Contributor
MGRivas Contributor
Mondo we Langa Contributor
Reynaldo Anderson Contributor
Lalo Alcaraz Contributor
Keith A. Miller Contributor
Jerry Craft Contributor
Jason Harris Contributor
Damian Duffy Contributor
Matthew Fisher Contributor
Steve Artley Contributor
Tak Toyoshima Cover artist
Lance Tooks Contributor
Dean Haspiel Contributor
David White Contributor
Ashley Woods Contributor
T. Fox Dunham Contributor
Chuck Collins Contributor
Charles Fetherolf Contributor
Gary Phillips Contributor
Robert Love Contributor
Keith Knight Contributor
Ytasha L. Womack Contributor
Stacey Robinson Contributor
Jason Scott Jones Contributor
KA Teryna Contributor
Rebecca Roanhorse Contributor
Raquel Castro Contributor
Yasser Abdel-Latif Contributor
Weshoyot Alvitre Illustrator
Nene Ormes Contributor
Ken Liu Contributor
Nick Russell Illustrator
Yi-Sheng Ng Contributor
Yoav Rosen Contributor
Vashti Bowlah Contributor
Victoria Terra Illustrator
Carlos Yushimito Contributor
Lavie Tidhar Contributor
Nick Mamatas Contributor
Tananarive Due Contributor
Elaine Cuyegkeng Contributor
Isha Karki Contributor
Pavel Renčín Contributor
Daniel Jose Older Introduction
Hiroko Minagawa Contributor
Sophie Goldstein Illustrator
Zig Zag Claybourne Contributor
R. S. A. Garcia Contributor
Bogi Takács Contributor
Anatoly Belilovsky Contributor
Berit Ellingsen Contributor
Max Gladstone Contributor
Brooke Bolander Contributor
Sanem Ozdural Contributor
Emmi Itäranta Contributor
Jeremy Szal Contributor
Dilman Dila Contributor
Karen Lord Contributor
Foz Meadows Contributor
Naru Dames Sundar Contributor
Rahul Kanakia Contributor
Sunny Moraine Contributor
Shing Yin Khor Illustrator
Walter Dinjos Contributor
Arturo Lauria Illustrator
Nikhil Singh Illustrator
Nina Munteanu Contributor
Ekaterina Sedia Contributor
Michalis Manolios Contributor
Jia Xia Contributor
Swapna Kishore Contributor
Liz Williams Contributor
Clelia Farris Contributor


½ 3.6

Tabelas & Gráficos