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Black Science Fiction Writers

A collection of speculative fiction and fantasy writers

Alicia McCalla

Alicia began her career at the ripe age of 10 when her grandmother gave her an old re-conditioned typewriter. The moment she touched the keys she felt like a literary genius. It took thirty years for Alicia to accept her calling as a writer of "unusual stories."


Author Dion Lack

Author Dion Lack

Hailing from Dayton Ohio, Dion Lack is a writer making major waves in the entertainment industry. After years of working as a sketch and screenwriter, Dion has added author to his resume. "The Voyage of Truth" is the debut novel that introduces the readers to Dion's vivid imagination in science fiction. This forever evolving renaissance man now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Balogun Ojetade

Author of the bestselling “Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within” (non-fiction), “Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman” (Steampunk) and the feature film, “A Single Link”.

Brandon Easton

Brandon Easton, Writer: Thundercats and Shadowlaw. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Brandon is an only child who spent many years going to movie theaters and other shows alone. By the time Brandon reached college, he realized that he had writing talent. Cultivating that talent first at Ithaca College and then at Boston University's prestigious Film & TV Screenwriting program.


Carole McDonnell writes Christian, speculative fiction, and multicultural stories. Her first novel is Wind Follower. Her short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and have been collected in an ebook, Spirit Fruit: Collected Speculative Fiction.

D. K. Gaston

D. K. Gaston writes in several genres that include speculative fiction, thrillers, and mysteries. He has written Taurus Moon: Relic Hunter, PANTHEON: Escape, Juju Man, and other novels. He's currently working on his next project. He works in the Information Technology field.

Geoffrey Thorne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As a screenwriter, Thorne has worked with Kickstart Entertainment to develop two of their properties, Of Bitter Souls and Sword of Dracula, for television. He was a writer for season 9 of the USA network's Law & Order: Criminal Intent, season 2 of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, seasons 3,4 and 5 of TNT's , and is the co-writer of an in-development audio drama from Pendant Productions.

Hannibal Tabu

I write weekly comic book reviews for Comic Book Resources (heading towards my eighth year). My personal Twitter feed is @hannibaltabu. I am also the owner of

Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed.

Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed. – is owner & operator of, &

John Ridley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

His works include the feature films , , Three Kings, and Undercover Brother ; novels The Drift, Those Who Walk in Darkness , A Conversation with the Mann, Love is a Racket, Everybody Smokes in Hell, and Stray Dogs; and the graphic novel The American Way .

Milton Davis

I'm a full time chemist and a part time writer. I'm finally fulfilling my dream of writing by self publishing my novels and stories. Check here for my ramblings on self publishing, cool books, cool writers and a bunch of other stuff. RSS feed for comments on this post.

Nicole D. Sconiers

Author of Escape from Beckyville. My Twitter handle is @NicoleSconiers, and Facebook fan page is Let's connect and build!

Octavia E. Butler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 - February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.

Paul West

Paul West was born and raised in New York City; he currently resides in Harlem, where he has lived for much of his life. After graduating from NYU with a B.A. in History, he worked in the education and nonprofit world for many years before switching lanes and working in advertising and then fashion.

Ronald Jones

Ronald Jones grew up in Chicago. He is the author of two science fiction novels and a number of short stories. He's a huge science fiction fan, an avid reader of the genre enjoys a host of scifi movies and tv shows. His book Warrior of the Four Worlds can be found at Mocha Memoirs Press.

Samuel R. Delany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

His science fiction novels include , The Einstein Intersection (winners of the Nebula Award for 1966 and 1967 respectively), , , and the Return to Nevèrÿon series. After winning four Nebula awards and two Hugo awards over the course of his career, Delany was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2002.

Steven Barnes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He has written several episodes of The Outer Limits and . He has also written the episode "Brief Candle" for Stargate SG-1 and the episode "The Sum of Its Parts". Barnes's first published piece of fiction, the 1979 novelette "The Locusts", was written with Larry Niven, and was a Hugo Award nominee.

Thaddeus Howze

Science fiction and fantasy writer, technology consultant, polymath, autistic, creator of worlds, iconoclast, humanist and occasional bastard.

Writer/Journalist:, The Good Men Project, BIT Digest, Black Enterprise

Author: Hayward's Reach (scifi)

Blogs: Hub City Blues - science fiction, fantasy
A Matter of Scale - social commentary, technology

Valjeanne Jeffers

Valjeanne Jeffers is an editor and the author of the SF/fantasy novels: Immortal, Immortal II: The Time of Legend and Immortal III: Stealer of Souls. Her fourth and fifth novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worlds and The Switch: Clockwork will be released this spring.

Winston Blakely

Winston Blakely is a Fine Arts/Comic Book artist, having a career spanning 20 years, whose achievements have included working for Valiant Comics and Rich Buckler’s Visage Studios.

He is also the creator of Little Miss Strange, the world’s first black alien sorceress and the all- genre anthology entitled – Immortal Fantasy. Both graphic albums are available at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and other online book store outlets. Visit him at