There is a need for a greater awareness of Black Authors of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror. There are great Creators in that realm; Octavia E. Butler, Charles Saunders, Tananarive Due, Walter Mosley and Steven Barnes but what is most awesome is how the list keeps growing every year, every month and every day.
Those new and unique voices deserve the readership of anyone that loves creative speculative fiction! Some notables are; N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, Milton Davis, Balogun Ojetade, Valjeanne Jeffers and so many more! In fact, two of those listed, Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade are responsible for creating and leading the charge for Black Speculative Fiction Month!
Why? Simply because sometimes, you must create what you need!
This is a call, a movement to bring greater light to that special Dark Matter; Black Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror novels, books and stories that are inventive, scary, exciting and fun to read. Treat your self and support these and other writers and creators!
Here is a modest list of links, authors and publishers of Black Speculative Fiction Month!
Black Speculative Fiction Month http://blackspeculativefictionmonth.com
Black Sci-Fi http://www.blacksci-fi.com
Black Science Fiction Society http://blacksciencefictionsociety.com
Octavia E. Butler http://octaviabutler.org
Charles R. Saunders http://www.charlessaunderswriter.com
Balogun Ojetade http://chroniclesofharriet.com
Alicia McCalla http://www.aliciamccalla.com
Milton Davis http://www.mvmediaatl.com/Wagadu/
Nnedi Okorafor http://nnedi.com
N.K. Jemison http://nkjemisin.com
Tananarive Due http://www.tananarivedue.com
LA Banks http://www.leslieesdailebanks.com
Octavia E. Butler http://www.sfwa.org/members/butler/
Geoffrey Horne http://www.geoffreythorne.com
Ytasha L. Womack http://www.iafrofuturism.com
Steven Barnes http://darkush.blogspot.com
Valjeanne Jeffers http://www.vjeffersandqveal.com
Nalo Hopkinson http://nalohopkinson.com
Walter Mosley http://www.waltermosley.com
Ced Pharaoh http://cedpharaoh.com
and the list keeps growing! We can use your support, so spread the word..
October is now..BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION MONTH!