Must Read List Of Speculative Fiction By Writers Of Color
The SciFri Book Club team and writers of color recommend some of their favorite novels, podcasts, anthologies, and films by diverse creators.
This is a part of our fall Book Club conversation about the short story collection, New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction By Writers of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl. Want to participate? Sign up for our newsletter or record a voice message as you read on the Science Friday VoxPop app.
The SciFri Book Club finished this fall’s exploration of fantastical fiction and diverse futures in New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction By People of Color. Along the way, we looked at stories by Indigenous, Black, Chicanx and South Asian writers and discussed some of the worlds that have blossomed in the imaginations of people who have historically been marginalized in science fiction, fantasy and other speculative genres.
But there’s much, much more to read and explore. Below we’ve compiled recommendations for additional authors, story collections, podcasts and even films from our radio guests.
Author of Everfair and Editor of New Suns
The Carl Brandon Society is dedicated to nurturing writers of color, and often hosts conversations with authors from around the world. Find out more information on their blog.
Managing Editor, Journal of Science Fiction
Professor of Latino and Latin American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
Author, The Devourers
Speculative Fiction Author and Teacher at Writing The Other
Science Friday Producer and SciFri Book Club Captain
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