Women of Colour SF Writers
Note: this is a vastly incomplete work in progress. This list is primarily, but not only, major authors* currently** working in English-language sf. I include (as far as I can) their homepage, years of birth/death (if they have died), nationality*** and main sub-genres****. Ideally I would like an author for every letter of the alphabet!
For more resources about people of colour in science fiction, see the Carl Brandon Society wiki.
- L. A. Banks (1959-2011) USA. Paranormal, horror, dark fantasy.
- Octavia Butler (1947-2006) USA. Science fiction, time travel.
- Tananarive Due (1966- ) USA. Horror, fantasy.
- Hiromi Goto Can. YA, fantasy.
- Nalo Hopkinson (1960- ) Can. Science fiction, fantasy.
- N. K. Jemisin USA. Epic fantasy.
- Alaya Dawn Johnson USA. YA, epic fantasy, urban fantasy.
- Malinda Lo USA. YA, fantasy.
- Karin Lowachee Can. Science fiction, steampunk.
- Mary Anne Mohanraj. (1971- ) Sri Lanka, USA. Sf, fantasy, erotica.
- Nnedi Okorafor USA. YA, science fiction/fantasy.
- Cindy Pon USA. YA, fantasy.
- Vandana Singh India, USA. science fiction.
- Nisi Shawl USA. Science fiction.
- Cecilia Tan USA. Erotica, romance.
- Sheree Thomas USA. Anthologies.
* “Major” for my purposes: multiple books published/anthologies edited / just one book/anthology, but it’s important / won an award / was shortlisted for a major award.
** Did you know it’s actually illegal to make a list of POC in SF without including Octavia Butler? TRUFAX. *** The country they mostly live/publish in, as opposed to ethnicity/background/whatever. Right now the list is all North American but I’m hoping to expand it.
**** In cases where I’m not familiar with their work I’ve skimmed their homepage and taken a wild guess.