10 Black Science Fiction Authors Everyone Should Know

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Nalo Hopkinson

Hopkinson is a jack of many trades. A Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer and editor, Hopkinson has written many novels including “Brown Girl in the Ring,” “Midnight Robber” and “The Salt Roads.” She has edited two fiction anthologies “Whispers From the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction” and “Mojo: Conjure Stories.” She was also the curator of “Six Impossible Things,” which was an audio series of fantasy fiction on CBC Radio One.

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Sheree R. Thomas

Thomas was the editor of the “Dark Matter” anthology, which housed works by some of the most-noted African-American writers in science fiction, horror and fantasy, such as Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler and Steven Barnes. “Dark Matter” was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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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)!!