Sci-Fi Magazine Publishes Story About Minority White Race Dominated by ‘Coal’ Black Race

Alison Flood, Raw Story, August 21, 2012

The eminent US fantasy magazine Weird Tales’s decision to publish an extract from a young adult novel featuring a minority white race called the Pearls that is dominated by the black race of the Coals, which has been widely described as racist, has been attacked by readers, reviewers and authors.

Victoria Foyt’s self-published novel Revealing Eden: Save the Pearls Part One is set in a dystopian future where solar radiation means the Coals (with dark skin) can survive better than the fair-skinned Pearls. Pearls cover their white skin with dark make-up, and the black love interest of the 17-year-old white heroine Eden—shown in blackface make-up on the front cover and in promotional videos—is described as a “powerful, beastly man”. At one point, Foyt writes: “Eden flinched. One of them was touching her. White-hot light exploded in her head. Before she knew it, she blurted out an incendiary racial slur. ‘Get your hands off of me, you damn Coal!’”

The novel has been the subject of widespread attacks across the internet, with readers criticising it as “incredibly racist to pretty much every reader. Especially readers of colour”, and as a “white supremacist fantasy”. {snip}

Foyt, who self-published Revealing Eden but has previously been published by HarperCollins, has defended herself on Facebook and in blog posts, saying that she “abhor[s] racism”, that the book has received many positive reviews, and “if you ask if all these reviewers are white then consider that you have a racist point of view”.

When Weird Tales, America’s oldest fantasy magazine, ran an editorial by Marvin Kaye last week defending the novel as “a thoroughly non-racist book” and announcing its intention to run an extract, it prompted a huge backlash from readers and writers. {snip}

Ann Vandermeer, the former editor of the magazine who was pushed out when it was sold to new editor Kaye, resigned from her current position as contributing senior editor (her husband Jeff said she was “personally devastat[ed] given that the new vision for Weird Tales seems to be so against everything that she envisioned for the future of the magazine”).

Now the publisher of Weird Tales has weighed in, removing Kaye’s original editorial from the site—it remains cached on Google—and issuing a blanket apology for the piece. “I deeply apologise to all who were offended by our association with this book. I am offended by it. I fully respect those who have been writing negative things about us today. You are correct,” wrote John Harlacher. “I have not read the novel, but have gone over its online presence today. I have no need to read it. I saw the blackface video and read the excerpts the author and publisher chose to make available. I must conclude that the use of the powerful symbols of white people forced to wear blackface to escape the sun, white women lusting after black ‘beast men’, the ‘pearls’ and ‘coals’, etc., is goddamned ridiculous and offensive. It seems like the work of someone who does not understand the power of what she is playing with.”

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  • MarcusTrajanus

     “white women lusting after black ‘beast men’” I’m offended by this. Far from being a “white supremacist fantasy”, this is just your standard anti-White pornographic garbage.

    • potato78

      This is the true propaganda and brainwash and to become true in reality.  From olympic 2012 to TV, Blacks are good and masculine.  A large white woman may be really like a big black man.

  • WhiteGuyInJapan

    The author claims to be anti-racist and wrote a novel that fights racism and everyone calls her racist?  Perfect.  Serves her right. 

    PS-The author’s pathetic defense of her book and all the blog comments hurt to read.  Think I lost a few IQ points just reading all that drivel.

  • “a minority white race called the Pearls that is dominated by the black race of the Coals, which has been widely described as racist.”

    Let me guess, reverse the racial roles=not racist.
    When is this going to end.

    • That wouldn’t work. Have to change the race names.
      Blacks = Onyx people.
      Whites = Mayonnaise people.

      • Hollywood has already mayonnaise washed one sci fi classic.

        • MarcusTrajanus

          I have never actually seen the “new” The Time Machine, but it does make sense if we extrapolate from today rather than from Wells’ time, that Britain would be populated by mulattoes unable to maintain civilization.

    • Anonymous

      Even Malcolm X in his autobiography was explaining a ‘race war’ by the ‘black gods to crush the white devils.’  Somehow that is required reading for college students (as it was for me), yet this novel is ‘hate filled’ when it espouses the same thing black supremacists have? 

  • RebelliousTreecko

    You don’t need to write a fictional story in order to describe Europeans being dominated.

    Simply look at the history of Haiti, Rhodesia, and modern-day South Africa.

    Also, best comment goes to: “what’s a “white?”

    where’s the country or region of “white?”

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Wow!

    Weird Tales is still being published?

    Maybe the author should have called it a “written documentary of the future” instead of science fiction.

  • GM (Australia)

    Science Fiction today, Science Fact in a few years time!

  • IrishBlood-EnglishHeart

     “incredibly racist to pretty much every reader. Especially readers of colour”

    I can probably count the number of “readers of colour” who read science fiction on the fingers of one hand.  And I’ve got a finger missing.

    • potato78

       Ireland and England should not be separated.  And all people should be called Engirish.   Such small islands can not be together?  People in west europe were tribe-ish and tribe-lized.

  • Bruno

    It could happen whites seem to shrivel up like little worms when attacked verbally or physically by these any black instead of telling them to go fly a kite and at least remain a man not a little punk fool.
    If confronted by blacks Never Argue or Try To Reason, remember when around blacks, never relax.
    If you feel the time for action has come strike the first blow yourself and if you go down you went down fighting.

    If they were to ever gain control not by force but because whites served it up to them on a silver platter we would live in Hell On Earth where the beast controls in the African manner with Detroit being the College of Criminal Knowledge.

    Blacks strike out as what the sense as weakness and they move without telling you the party has begun.

    • They have been served control of locales all over this country by demanding it. White people have been voting against themselves since the 70s. Look how many of them did it in the last election. 

      And every locale they have taken control of has turned into an absolute hellhole. 

  • Poor Alison Flood.  A delusional, unattractive white woman that was never given the time of day by a decent white man.  Feeling utterly rejected, she pens a garbage novel that appears to be more fantasy than sci-fi, in which she vicariously lives through the beautiful white mud shark heroine.  Methinks this author doth “project” too much!

  • Pungo_River_Red_Wolf

     I suppose they would really be upset if Wierd published a seialization ofr Robeert Heinkien’s “Franham’s Freehold” This is book in which the whole world is dominated by non-whites that have enslaved the remainder of the European race and routinely rape the women and castrate the men.

  • “White supremacist fantasy.”

    Sure, because I fantasize about teenage white girls being subservient to “massa race” blacks.

    Where’s that HTML sarcasm tag?

    • dhs

       Right, this novel is a gothic romance set in a future world where black studs outnumber white gals by 10-1. Of course, she abhors Racism or she not have written a novel with this plot.

      Here’s an much better plot:
      1- The sun stays the same, but America has collapsed and prolapsed because of liberal insanity.
      2- A small group of blacks is surviving by robbery and killing.
      3-The heroine is the main woman of the mighty black stud who leads the group.
      4-A Chinese group takes over the area and exterminates  the black gang.
      5-The heroine becomes the main woman of the mighty yellow warlord who controls the territory.

  • Au contraire, she expressed disgust over miscegenation:

    “Eden flinched. One of them was touching her. White-hot light exploded
    in her head. Before she knew it, she blurted out an incendiary racial
    slur. ‘Get your hands off of me, you damn Coal!’”

    That’s why Blacks’ hysterics. They’re not desirable in this fantasy. They’re repellent.

    • You can’t say no to a black. That in itself is racist.

      • razorrare

        The time is close at  hand where if you say no to a White faggott you’ll be called a homophobe,if you are White male and say no to a black queer you’ll be called a racist homophobe,if you say no to a jewish queer you’ll be labeled an antisemetic homophobe.

  • Blacks are too stupid to realize when something is anti-white. And clueless with are just panderers, afraid to say anything at all.

    • chuck_2012

       blacks are to stupid for most anything…literature is simply out of reach for them as most cannot read let alone even speak.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    The novel has been the subject of widespread attacks across the internet, with readers criticising it as “incredibly racist to pretty much every reader. 

    Branding something as “racist” is all you need to do to destroy it. You don’t have to explain why it’s good or bad, all you have to do is brand it as “racist” and it’s kaput. This is the first stage of chipping away at our freedom of speech.

  • potato78

    “white race dominated by ‘Coal’ black race” is Blacks dream and whites nightmare.
     

  • white people forced to wear blackface to escape the sun, white women lusting after black ‘beast men’, the ‘pearls’ and ‘coals’, etc., is goddamned ridiculous and offensive

    (golf clap)

  • Strider73

    “Pearls” and “Coals”? How about “Eloi” and “Morlocks”? I wonder if  the brain-dead publisher would go into similar histrionics over H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine.

    Meanwhile, that quote “Get your hands off of me, you damn Coal!” is strongly reminiscent of Charlton Heston’s famous exhortation in Planet of the Apes. At least those apes had a viable  civilization and culture. Blacks, OTOH, are incapable of maintaining either, which renders the novel’s entire premise silly. Even in an environment tailor-made for them to dominate, blacks will quickly screw everything up and self-destruct in an “epic fail.”

  • The alleged black girlfriend has not been identified, and nobody who knew Ryan in college remembers the alleged girlfriend.  This is probably another “but some of my best friends are black” stunt.