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30 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

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

By Octavia E. Butler

Samuel R. Delany

Dhalgren

Dhalgren

By Samuel R. Delany

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Futureland

Futureland

By Walter Mosley

Nalo Hopkinson

Skin Folk

Skin Folk

By Nalo Hopkinson

Ben Okri

The Famished Road

The Famished Road

By Ben Okri

LeVar Burton

Aftermath

Aftermath

By LeVar Burton

Ishmael Reed

Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo

By Ishmael Reed

N.K. Jemisin

Fifth Season

The Broken Earth Series

By N.K. Jemisin

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Nnedi Okorafor

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Who Fears Death

By Nnedi Okorafor

Sheree R. Thomas

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Dark Matter

By Sheree R. Thomas

Karen Lord

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Redemption in Indigo

By Karen Lord

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  • Karen Lord. 

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Tananarive Due

The Good House

The Good House

By Tananarive Due

Andrea Hairston

Redwood and Wildfire

Redwood and Wildfire

By Andrea Hairston

Amos Tutuola

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard

By Amos Tutuola

Victor LaValle

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The Ballad of Black Tom

By Victor LaValle

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Tomi Adeyemi

Hugo Awards 2019 Lodestar

Children of Blood and Bone

By Tomi Adeyemi

Marlon James

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

By Marlon James

Akwaeke Emezi

Freshwater

Freshwater

By Akwaeke Emezi

Rivers Solomon

The Deep

The Deep

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

Nisi Shawl

Everfair

Everfair

By Nisi Shawl

Tochi Onyebuchi

Kwame Mbalia

Tristan Strong

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

By Kwame Mbalia

Cadwell Turnbull

The Lesson

The Lesson

By Cadwell Turnbull

Tade Thompson

Tade Thompson Rosewater

Rosewater

By Tade Thompson

Jordan Ifueko

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Raybearer

By Jordan Ifueko

Evan Winter

The Rage of Dragons

The Rage of Dragons

By Evan Winter

Helen Oyeyemi

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Gingerbread

By Helen Oyeyemi

Colson Whitehead

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Zone One

By Colson Whitehead

P. Djèlí Clark

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Ring Shout

By P. Djèlí Clark

Bethany C. Morrow

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A Song Below Water

By Bethany C. Morrow