I am frequently asked what authors of speculative fiction I can recommend, especially authors of color. Please find below a list of our noteworthy contemporary specfic authors of color, which will be updated on a regular basis.
Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Author residing in Atlanta. Born in Lexington, he did his undergraduate work in Philosophy and English at the University of Kentucky. He followed that by completing a degree in Religious Studies and concluding with a Master’s degree in Theology at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. His most recent work appears in, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Vol. 18, Black Bone Anthology, the 10th Anniversary Issue of Diode Poetry Journal, and About Place Journal. He is a speculative fiction author with short stories published in the Science Fiction, Cyberfunk Anthology: The City, the Rococoa Anthology by Roaring Lion, and the upcoming Dark Universe: Interregnum. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel saga The Three Gifts, which currently includes When Night Falls (Book One) and A Plague of Shadows (Book Two). He has appeared on panels at DragonCon, SOBSFCon, Atlanta Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo, the Outer Dark Symposium, and has been a Guest Author and panelist at JordonCon. He is a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets and has recently released three collections of poetry entitled the road is long, falling to earth, and microphone check. You can find him at geraldlcoleman.co.
In 2005 Milton Davis decided to gather hundred of pages of unfinished manuscripts and pursue a lifelong dream of completing a novel. He fulfilled that dream in 2008 with the release of Meji Book One through his own company, MVmedia. Since that time Milton had released four more novels; Meji Book Two, Changa’s Safari, Changa’s Safari Volume Two and A Debt To Pay. Each book had been well received by sword and sorcery fans throughout the world. Milton Davis has also been credited in leading the revival of Sword and Soul, a heroic fiction subgenre created by Charles R.Saunders, author of Imaro and Dossouye. Milton and Charles Saunders combined talents to release Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, in 2011 to excellent reviews.
Milton currently resides in the Metro Atlanta with his wife and children. He continues to work as a chemist while finally enjoying his passion for writing.
My name is Nicole Givens Kurtz, and I’m an author of speculative fiction. I personally invite you to visit one of my other worlds. Select any of the portals on the tabs above to take you there.
In addition to writing, I am the owner of Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC. We publish speculative fiction, horror, romance, and fantasy. If you want to try fresh flavors in fiction, stop by Mocha to download a new fiction title.
When I’m not writing, I work as an educator. I also serve as a guest at various regional science fiction conventions. I speak on topics such as, but not limited to, diversity in speculative fiction, dystopian fiction, and weird westerns.
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The Future of Science Fiction-8 New Science Fiction Novels by talented Black Speculative Authors, including yours truly.
If Liz Lemon and Chandler Bing had a baby and she was black, that’d be me.
I am the author of The Black Parade series, which is on sale at Amazon and Smashwords, and I’m working on two more fantasy series. I adore Tumblr. Batman is my role model. Sarcasm is my second language. I eat junk food a lot and am completely unapologetic about it. I’m easy to talk to once I get over my shyness. I love animals. I watch an inordinate amount of movies, TV, and anime. If that doesn’t scare you off, have at me.
Learn more at http://shewhowritesmonsters.com/.
Violette L. Meier
I am a happily married mother, writer, painter, poet, and native of Atlanta, Georgia, who earned my B.A. in English at Clark Atlanta University and a Masters of Divinity at Interdenominational Theological Center. Writing since my preteen years, I’ve written over 1,200 poems, 25 short stories, and 7 books.
My books, The First Chronicle of Zayashariya: Out of Night, Angel Crush, Son of the Rock, Tales of a Numinous Nature: A Short Story Collection, Violette Ardor: A Volume of Poetry, and This Sickness We Call Love: Poems of Love, Lust, and Lamentation, have all received rave reviews. My newest books, Ruah the Immortal and Loving and Living Life are now available.
Learn more at http://www.violettemeier.com/.
Balogun Ojetade is the author of the bestselling non-fiction books Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within, The Afrikan Warriors Bible, Surviving the Urban Apocalypse, The Urban Self Defense Manual and The Young Afrikan Warriors’ Guide to Defeating Bullies & Trolls. He is one of the leading authorities on Afroretroism – film, fashion or fiction that combines African and / or African American culture with a blend of “retro” styles and futuristic technology, in order to explore the themes of tension between past and future and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. He writes about Afroretroism – Sword & Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk and Dieselfunk.
Steven Van Patten
Steven Van Patten is a celebrated writer and Brooklyn native. When he’s not creating scary stories, he can often be found stage managing television shows. His TV work includes various MTV, VH-1 and FUSE shows over the last twenty years as well as Comedy Central vehicles, The President Show and The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore. He also fills-in occasionally at ABC’s The View.
He has penned four novels; The Brookwater’s Curse trilogy is about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes a vampire, and Killer Genius: She Kills Because She Cares, features a hyper intelligent black woman who becomes a serial killer with a unique socio-political agenda. His short horror fiction is popping up everywhere, including Hell’s Kitties, a horror anthology edited by April Grey. He’s also developing a children’s book series based on the childhood of the human son of vampire Christian Brookwater, the main character in the Brookwater’s Curse series. Steven, or SVP can be found on Facebook and under @svpthinks on Twitter and Instagram. He also serves as one of three hosts of the Beef, Wine and Shenanigans podcast, an internet radio show that comically explores the African-American perspective of the horror, science-fiction and superhero genres.