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The Comet

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The Comet

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Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1920

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Book Type: Short Story
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic
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A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction

This work is a selction from author Nisi Shawl's: A Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction, an annotated list of 40+ black science fiction works that are important to your understanding of its history. Read more about this selection below.

The Comet explores the relationship between Jim Davis (a black man) and Julia (a wealthy white woman) after a comet hits New York and unleashes toxic gases that kill everyone except them.

It was published as the tenth chapter of Du Bois's Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil.

This story can be found in The Big Book of Science Fiction and Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora


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