Representation and inclusivity is important everywhere, including within the pages of books. These nine outstanding authors have managed to bring diverse characters and stories to life with their science fiction and fantasy novels. From Joanna Russ to newer authors like Alex London, these writers and their fantastic books are sure to keep you entertained for hours. But the more Rydra learns…the more tempted she is to join the other side. The author of feminist literary criticism, in addition to science fiction and fantasy, the late Joanna Russ influenced readers throughout her life since she was first noticed in the late s.
7 Black Women Science Fiction Writers Everyone Should Know
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Jump to navigation. Nnedi Okorafor Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. This story was originally published on October 30, Of course, Octavia Butler tops any list of Black science-fiction and speculative-fiction writers.
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Octavia Butler's work has reached a broad, mainstream audience in a way that few Black women science fiction authors have enjoyed. She began writing Sci-Fi at 12 upon realizing that she could create better fantasy stories than those she saw in TV and movies. Must Read: Kindred.
Ask people to name Black authors of science fiction and fantasy and only a few names will be repeated, if any names are known at all: Octavia Butler…Tananarive Due…L. Banks…Walter Mosley. The Black presence and impact on the world of speculative fiction is a vast and powerful one. Some of these authors you may have heard of; some you may not have.