7 Black Women Science Fiction Writers Everyone Should Know

octavia-butler-featOctavia Butler

Butler’s work has reached a mainstream audience. In 2010, Butler was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame posthumously. She wrote many works, and her bibliography can be found here. 

Tanaphoto-1Tananarive Due

In 1995, Due wrote her first novel, The Between. She has books that have been optioned for movies. In 2012, she became an endowed Cosby chair of the Humanities at Spelman College.

AndreaHairstonAndrea Hairston

Hairston is an author and playwright. Her most successful book, Mindscape, was awarded the Carl Brandon Parallax Award and was short-listed for the Philip K. Dick Award and the Tiptree Award.  She teaches at Smith College in Massachusetts.

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Comments

  1. This is a great list. Thank you. I have read Octavia Butler's books and a book titled DEVIL'S WAKE, co-authored by Tananarive Due. Now I have more authors to follow!

  2. Great List I will look into them all… Thanks for posting

  3. I love science fiction! Thanks for the list. Pamela Rachal – guess what I will be doing this weekend. 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing.