10 Black Science Fiction Authors Everyone Should Know

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Samuel Delany

Delany wrote a plethora of science fiction novels, including “The Einstein Intersection,” which won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1967 and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1968. He was inducted by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2002 and went on to win the J. Lloyd Eaton Lifetime Achievement Award in Science Fiction from the academic Eaton Science Fiction Conference at UCR Libraries in 201o.

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Tina McElroy Ansa

Ansa is a novelist, filmmaker and journalist. Her first novel, “Baby of the Family,” was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. The novel was also on the African-American Bestseller List for Paperback Fiction and was chosen as one of the “Top 25 Books Every Georgian Should Read” in 2001.  She has also written bestsellers “Ugly Ways,” “The Hand I Fan With” and “You Know Better.”

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  1. There are also Nnedi Okorafor, Octavia Butler, Tannanrive Due,Steven Barnes and up and coming Susan Diane Mitchell ( she's created a unique genre of her own)!!