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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
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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

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

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