BIPOC Science Fiction & Fantasy

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.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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.

Samuel Delany

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.

Wikipedia: Samuel R. Delany

Drew Hayden Taylor

Twitter: @TheDHTaylor
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

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.

Twitter: @roanhorsebex
Goodreads: Rebecca Roanhorse

  • 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

Russell. A. Smith is currently a pen for hire in the London area, though will happily travel for further adventures wherever possible, be it for writing or the occasional performance role. As well as writing, Russell is known to poke his nose into historical matters, and has portrayed figures from the past a number of times. He is also an avid gamer, whether boards, cards computers or paper, pen and dice. Other fun topics to bring up with him are cars, movies and many flavours of geekery.

Twitter: @RASmithPSL

Tade Thompson

Reader, writer, medic.
Winner, Arthur C Clarke, Nommo, Prix Julia-Verlanger.
Finalist: Locus, Phillip K. Dick and Hugo Award.


Goodreads: Tade Thompson


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