Why aren't there more Black authors of science fiction/fantasy? Fantasy is probably the oldest genre of storytelling there is so it probably began in Africa. I don't think any other genre stimulates the imagination to the extent that science fiction/fantasy does, especially fantasy, because it forces us to imagine a world that is drastically different from our own. Elves, dwarves, leperchauns etc. are entirely too Eurocentric for me so I wish more Black authors would write ancient African based and/or contemporary Black fantasy novels.