Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

These authors deserve to be read all year round.

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Octavia E. Butler

Buy Parable of the Sower at Amazon

Parable of the Sower

By Octavia E. Butler

Samuel R. Delany

Buy Dhalgren at Amazon


By Samuel R. Delany

Walter Mosley

Buy Futureland at Amazon


By Walter Mosley

Nalo Hopkinson

Buy Skin Folk at Amazon

Skin Folk

By Nalo Hopkinson

Ishmael Reed

Buy Mumbo Jumbo at Amazon

Mumbo Jumbo

By Ishmael Reed

N.K. Jemisin

Buy The Broken Earth Series at Amazon

The Broken Earth Series

By N.K. Jemisin

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Nnedi Okorafor

Buy Who Fears Death at Amazon

Who Fears Death

By Nnedi Okorafor

Sheree R. Thomas

Buy Dark Matter at Amazon

Dark Matter

By Sheree R. Thomas

Karen Lord

Buy Redemption in Indigo at Amazon

Redemption in Indigo

By Karen Lord

  • Karen Lord. 

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Tananarive Due

Buy The Good House at Amazon

The Good House

By Tananarive Due

Andrea Hairston

Buy Redwood and Wildfire at Amazon

Redwood and Wildfire

By Andrea Hairston

Amos Tutuola

Buy The Palm-Wine Drinkard at Amazon

The Palm-Wine Drinkard

By Amos Tutuola

Victor LaValle

Buy The Ballad of Black Tom at Amazon

The Ballad of Black Tom

By Victor LaValle

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Tomi Adeyemi

Buy Children of Blood and Bone at Amazon

Children of Blood and Bone

By Tomi Adeyemi

Marlon James

Buy Black Leopard, Red Wolf  at Amazon

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

By Marlon James

Akwaeke Emezi

Buy Freshwater at Amazon


By Akwaeke Emezi

Rivers Solomon

Buy The Deep at Amazon

The Deep

By Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

Nisi Shawl

Buy Everfair at Amazon


By Nisi Shawl

Tochi Onyebuchi

Kwame Mbalia

Buy Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky at Amazon

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

By Kwame Mbalia

Cadwell Turnbull

Buy The Lesson at Amazon

The Lesson

By Cadwell Turnbull

Buy Rosewater at Amazon


By Tade Thompson