News Ticker

Science Fiction Authors Celebrate Black History Month

In this video from Open Road Media, Science Fiction Authors discuss Black History Month:

“When there were people of color in these books, they were in the background, or they died quickly, or any number of other stereotypes. For the most part, they just weren’t there. And in Octavia Butler’s works, they not only were there, they were prominent; they were protagonists. The world looked like the world that I actually saw around me,” says N. K. Jemisin, describing sci-fi icon Octavia E. Butler.


  1. Skin Folk: Stories by Nalo Hopkinson (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. Unexpected Stories by Octavia E. Butler (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. Wild Seed (The Patternist Series Book 1) by Octavia E. Butler (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village by Samuel R. Delany (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. Nova by Samuel R. Delany (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World by Walter Mosley (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
  1. Jack Strong: A Story of Life after Life by Walter Mosley (Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy)
About John DeNardo (13014 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
%d bloggers like this: