BLACK EMPIRE. Boston: Northeastern University Press, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "Between 1936 and 1938, the PITTSBURGH COURIER serialized two science fiction stories" by the Black satirist and journalist Schuyler writing as Samuel I. Brooks "about the liberation of Africa and the achievement of racial freedom from white domination," "The Black Internationale: Story of Black Genius Against the World" (21 November 1936-3 July 1937, 33 chapters) and "Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great New Civilization in Modern Africa" (2 October 1937-16 April 1938; 29 chapters) "fantasize a 1930s utopia than attempted to resolve many of the philosophical and critical issues of the period." - publisher's note. "Often quite intentionally sensational in style and content, and reflecting all the limits of instant publication, but, still, a remarkable portrait of an era -- and a work of considerable imaginative force." - Kirkus Reviews. Edited, with an afterword, by Robert A. Hill and R. Kent Rasmussen. Foreword by John A. Williams. Schuyler published another SF satire, BLACK NO MORE, BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE STRANGE AND WONDERFUL WORKINGS OF SCIENCE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, A.D. 1933-1940 (New York: Macaulay, ). A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket which has a few mild scuffs to the black ink background, mainly at the spine ends and corner tips. (#160155).
First printing has code "96 95 94 93 92 91 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.