10 Amazing Afrofuturism Authors Every Blerd Should Know

octavia-butler-799659-1Octavia E. Butler

Butler was by far one of the greatest American sci-fi authors of all time. She has won Nebula Awards for “Bloodchild” in 1984, “Parable of the Talents” in 1999, a Hugo Award for “Speech Sounds” in 1984 and countless other awards for her work. Butler also made history by being the first sci-fi author to win a Genius Grant in 1995. Her works include: “Bloodchild: And Other Stories,” “Dawn (Xenogenesis, Book 1),” “Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis, Book 2),” “Imago (Xenogenesis, Book 3),” “Kindred,” “Parable of the Sower,” “Parable of the Talents,” “Wild Seed (Patternist, Book 1),” “Mind of My Mind (Patternist, Book 2),” “Clay’s Ark (Patternist, Book 3)” and “Patternmaster (Patternist, Book 4).”

tananrivebarnesSteven Barnes

Barnes is a sci-fi writer who has worked on TV shows including Stargate SG-1 and The Outer Limits. Barnes is married to Tananrive Due, who is also a sci-fi author. His works include: “Blood Brothers,” “Far Beyond the Stars: Star Trek Deep Space Nine,” “Firedance,” “Iron Shadows,” “Gorgon Child,” “The Kundalini Equation” and “Street Lethal.”

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