Discussion in 'Short Stories - Authors - Writing' started by Simply.Complex, Mar 26, 2005.
I already know about Octavia E. Butler but I just need to know more.
Sci Fi books
Octavia Butler is wonderful!
check out these
Tananarive Due... all her books are good but I loved The Good House.... spooky
If you want more hit me off the loop and I'll look them up.
Thankz. I'll look for those authors the next time I go out.
cool thankz for sharing this .
A problem with starting the list with Octavia E. Butler and then adding other black science fiction writers is that she was one of America's best writers, period. Hence, everyone else you add to the list pales in comparison.
A legitimate question to be asked is whether there is value in seeking science fiction writers who also happen to be black. Toni Morrison, although not known as a science fiction writer, gave insights into this during a Charlie Rose interview. The answer, if I may dare summarize her words, is that in a perfect world it does not, but in our imperfect world, black writers provide healthy balance to white writers.
While he is also not known as a black science fiction writer, you do have to check out Walter Mosley's science fiction stories:
There is what I suspect is another science fiction book from him, 'Stepping Stones'. It was published only three weeks ago and I have not read it yet.
George S Schuyler
Walter Mosley has also written some Science Fiction novels. The first being "Blue Light" if I remember correctly.
However, this subject sorta blows me away. I'm a big Science Fiction fan and I read quite a bit. However, I also tried searching for black or African American science fiction writers and it was hard to believe there were so few.
I've read plenty of Octavia Butler and Tananarive Due and least one Stephen Barnes novel. I'll have to check out Brandon Massey and Nalo Hopkins.
Thanks for the heads up!
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