A complete list of Science Fiction and Fantasy by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) would be very long indeed, so I am going to highlight a few of my favourites and add links to more lists.
Better known as the author of several non-fiction books, Coates breaks into fiction with The Water Dancer. It could be classed as history, magical realism, or fantasy, but either way it sounds amazing.
A novelist and critic who taught literature and creative writing at the University of Massachusetts and Temple University, Samuel R. Delany had won four Nebula Awards and a Hugo Award by the time he was 27. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2002, by which time he’d also been chosen by the Lambda Literary Report as one of the 50 people who had done the most to change our view of gayness in the last half-century. He has written 24 novels, numerous short stories, 4 anthologies, and 11 critical non-fiction works.
Drew Hayden Taylor
An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, Hayden Taylor has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has been an award-winning playwright, a journalist/columnist (appearing regularly in several Canadian newspapers and magazines), short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on numerous documentaries exploring the Native experience.
- Motorcycles and Sweetgrass
- Take us to your chief
N K Jemisin
N(ora). K. Jemisin is a New York Times-bestselling author of speculative fiction short stories and novels, who lives and writes in Brooklyn, NY. In 2018, she became the first author to win three Best Novel Hugos in a row for her Broken Earth trilogy. She has also won a Nebula Award, two Locus Awards, and a number of other honors.
- The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1)
The Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2)
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3)
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (Inheritance, #1)
The Broken Kingdoms (Inheritance, #2)
The Kingdom of Gods (Inheritance, #3)
- The Killing Moon (Dreamblood, #1)
The Shadowed Sun (Dreamblood, #2)
- How Long ’til Black Future Month?
More books by N.K. Jemisin…
Rebecca Roanhorse is a NYTimes bestselling and Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. Her novel Trail of Lightning (Book 1 in the Sixth World Series) won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and is a Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy finalist.
- Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1)
Storm of Locusts (The Sixth World, #2)
- Resistance Reborn (Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, #1)
- Race to the Sun
- Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience
- Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1)
R A Smith
Reader, writer, medic.
Winner, Arthur C Clarke, Nommo, Prix Julia-Verlanger.
Finalist: Locus, Phillip K. Dick and Hugo Award.
Goodreads: Tade Thompson
- Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy, #1)
- The Rosewater Insurrection (The Wormwood Trilogy, #2)
- The Rosewater Redemption (The Wormwood Trilogy, #3)
- Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
by Sheree Thomas (Editor)
- Dark Matter: Reading the Bones by Sheree Thomas
- So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy by
- Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements by
- Deer Woman: An Anthology edited Elizabeth Lapensée and Weshoyot Alvitre
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time An Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi Anthology
Other lists and resources
- 20 legendary Black science-fiction authors you need to know
- Black Science Fiction Society
- Black Science Fiction Authors To Read And Expand Your Horizons
- Black female Science Fiction matters
- Goodreads list of African-American Science Fiction
- 11 Amazing Science Fiction Books by Black Authors
- 7 Books That Explore the Many Worlds of Indigenous Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Five Indigenous Speculative Fiction Authors You Should Be Reading
- Indigenous Science Fiction and Fantasy
- The hunger for BIPOC speculative fiction in Canada
- Space Opera and Alien Encounter Novels by BIPOC
- Dystopian books by BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color)
- 12+ Must-Read LGBTQ+ Sci Fi and Fantasy by BIPOC Authors
- BIPOC Pagan Reading List