Blerd Bookstore Struggle: Science Fiction vs. African-American Literature

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4. Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall (2013) is a groundbreaking speculative fiction anthology that showcases the work from some of the most talented writers inside and outside speculative fiction across the globe — including Junot Diaz, Victor LaValle, Lauren Beukes, N. K. Jemisin, Rabih Alameddine, S. P. Somtow, and more.

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5. Griots: Sisters of the Spear edited by Milton Davis and Charles R. Saunders (2014) picks up where the ground-breaking Griots anthology leaves off, presenting 17 original and exciting Sword and Soul tales focusing on Black women and paying homage to the spirit, bravery and compassion of women of color.

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6. Steamfunk! edited by Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade is an anthology of incredible stories by some of today’s greatest authors of science fiction, fantasy and Steamfunk – African and African-American-inspired Steampunk. Worlds of adventure; of terror; of war and wonder; of iron and steam. Open these pages and traverse the luminiferous aether to the world of Steamfunk!