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The Space Traders

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The Space Traders

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Author: Derrick Bell
Publisher: Basic Books, 1992

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Book Type: Novelette
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: First Contact
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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.

Extraterrestrials arrive on Earth and offer to the United States gold, safe nuclear power and other technological advances, in exchange for the government's handing over of all black US citizens. The story posits that the people and political establishment of the U.S. would make such a transaction and pass a referendum to enable it.

First appeared in Faces at the Bottom of the Well which is a book of non-fictional essays.

This novelette may be found in Dark Matter.


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