[FEATURED] FROM ANOTHER WORLD: BLACK HORROR, SCI-FI AND FANTASY BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we at DIS/MEMBER are highlighting incredible horror, sci-fi, and fantasy books that have Black characters or written by Black writers.

HORROR

  • The Ballad of Black Tom – Victor LaValle (Horror)
  • Let’s Play White – Chesya Burke (Horror)
  • Moonshine – Alaya Johnson (Horror)
  • The Good House  – Tananarive Due (Horror)
  • Fledgling – Octavia E Butler (Horror)
  • Beloved – Toni Morrison (Horror)
  • Dread Nation – Justina Ireland (Horror)

FANTASY

  • Brown Girl in the Ring – Nalo Hopkins (Magical Realism / Fantasy)
  • Minion (Vampire Huntress Legend Series) – L.A. Banks (Horror / Fantasy)
  • Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyami (Fantasy)
  • Song of Blood & Stone (The Earthsinger Chronicles) – L. Penelope (Fantasy)
  • The Rage of Dragons – Evan Winter (Fantasy)
  • Lost Gods – Micah Yongo (Fantasy)
  • The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin (Fantasy)
  • Akata Witch – Nnedi Okorafor (Fantasy)
  • A Blade So Black – L.L. McKinney (Fantasy)
  • The Summer Prince – Alaya Dawn Johnson (Fantasy)
  • The Water Dancer – Ta-Nehisi Coates (Fantasy)
  • Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm series) – Kacen Callender

SCI-FI

  • Futureland – Walter Mosley
  • The Comet – W.E.B. DuBois
  • Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorafor
  • The Fifth Season (Broken Earth Trilogy) – J.K Jemisin (Sci-Fi / Fantasy)
  • Parable of the Sower – Octavia E. Butler
  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star Trilogy) – Marlon James
  • Rosewater (Wormwood Trilogy) – Tade Thompson
  • The Good Luck Girls – Charlotte Nicole Davis
  • The Lesson – Cadwell Turnbull
  • The Sound of Stars – Alechia Dow
  • War Girls – Tochi Onyebuchi
  • Dalhgren – Samuel R. Delany
  • The Deep – River Solomon (novella)
  • The A.I. Who Loved Me – Alyssa Cole (Romance / Sci-Fi)
  • Radio Silence – Alyssa Cole (Romance / Post Apocalyptic)

COLLECTIONS

  • Dark Matter – ed. Sheree R. Thomas
  • Dark Matter II: Reading the Bones – ed Sheree R. Thomas
  • A Peoples Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers – ed Victor LaSalle ***

*** Note on this one – the authors are diverse but not exclusively black, however, the editor is!



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