Kevin Brockenbrough lived in Brooklyn twice: once in a brownstone owned by a Pratt student, located just off Clinton and Myrtle and then more recently in a condo at 1 Rockwell Place, which was, he says, “delightfully close to Junior’s Restaurant.” He lived for three years in each location. And that’s long enough for us to think of him as one of ours.
Brockenbrough, who now resides in Newark, N.J, wrote ‘Cause Harlem Needs Heroes, a short story in the newly released second volume of Sheree Renee Thomas’ Dark Matter speculative-fiction anthology series. Thomas’ first volume won the New York Times Book of the Year honors, the 2001 World Fantasy Award and the 2001 Gold Pen Award.
Brockenbrough’s story is set in Harlem in the year 2053. “It was inspired more by my love of jazz than a particular locale,” he says. Check availability of the Dark Matter anthologies at Brownstone Books on Lewis Ave, nr. Decatur and Indigo Caf‚ & Books on Fulton Street, nr. So. Portland.