Other Authors of Color in Speculative Fiction

(besides me.)

Believe it or not, I get asked about this at least once at EVERY single convention I go to because the fact is that it is rare to see a Black woman selling a sci-fi novel that she has written at a sci-fi convention.  The lack of awareness about other authors of color in this incredible genre saddens me.  The interest in learning more warms my heart to no end. :-) This little list is my attempt to address the question "Are there more authors of color writing speculative fiction?" The answer is HELL YEAH!  The list below is just the tip of the iceberg.  Once you get going, check out this list on Goodreads for other books that will tickle your fancy, while blowing your mind. If you want to watch my reviews of some of the books below, click herehere and here.  Have Fun and Happy Reading!  


Authors of Color in Speculative Fiction that I’ve read and LOVED!

By Cerece Rennie Murphy, author of the Order of the Seers Trilogy



Taurus Moon: Relic Hunter by D K Gaston

Taurus Moon: Magic & Mayhem by D K Gaston

Blood of Titans by C. Michael Forsyth (Romance)

Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope (Romance)

Wild Seed by Octavia Butler


Paranormal Mystery

A Darker Shade of Midnight by Lynn Emery

Between Dusk and Dawn by Lynn Emery

Only By Moonlight by Lynn Emery

Salsa Nocturna by Daniel Jose’ Older

Half Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose’ Older

When The Night Whispers by Savannah Welles



The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan by Zig Zag Claybourne

The City: A Cyberfunk Anthology, edited by Milton Davis

The Steamfunk Anthology, edited by Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade

Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel Jose' Older



The Darkness by Crystal Connors

My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due


For the Kids (Chapter Books)

The Lost Tribes by C.  Taylor-Butler

Amber and the Hidden City by Milton Davis

The Keys: A “You are the hero” book by Balogun Ojetade




Discovery: Volume 1 of the Darkside Trilogy by William Hayashi (science fiction)

Sunshine Patriots by Bill Campbell

Azanian Bridges by Nick Wood

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (science fiction)

The Killing Moon by NK Jemisin (Fantasy)

Artificial Light by Crystal Connor (Book 2 of The Darkness)

47 by Walter Mosley

Acacia by David Anthony Durham (Fantasy)

Sin Eaters by Kai Leakes

In the Dark by Brandon Massey (Horror)

Recurrence Plot by Rasheedah Phillips (Science Fiction)

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson (Science Fiction)

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older (YA Urban Fantasy)


Happy Reading!!