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Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)

Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)


The debut book from Afrofuturist Affair creative director and Metropolarity founding member, Rasheedah Phillips.

The interweaving stories in Recurrence Plot and Other Time Travel Tales present characters whose stories challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.

A journalist races against time itself to expose the entity preying on young male teens in Philadelphia. A crystal, memory-storing bracelet transports a young mother back to the day of her own mother’s traumatic death. An unknown force of nature causes time to start flowing backwards. . .

Using quantum physics as an imaginative landscape, Phillips’ debut speculative collection Recurrence Plot attempts to walk the fine line between fiction and reality, fate and free will, and past, present, and future.


- Black Nerd Problems 
- Black Girl Nerds
- Futuristically Ancient

- Future Fire


    Paperback: 230 pages

    Publisher: AfroFuturist Affair (March 25, 2014)

    Cover illustration: Kiara Monae

    Cover design: Annie Mok

    Interior Design: Rasheedah Phillips

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 0996005005

    ISBN-13: 978-0996005005

    Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches


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