it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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sax and violence.

 There's this thing that happens in SFF, where somebody mentions genre writers of colors-other-than-pinkish-beige, and the only two named, inevitably, are Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler. Now, I know a fair number of genre writers who are not pinky-beige, or who have non-pinky-beige heritage, and it occurs to me that it would be nice to have some sort of a list somewhere, both for my own convenient reference and also with which to demonstrate that people of color do write SFF, and some of it is damned good.

So, I started thinking up some names. This is not at all exhaustive; it's just what I came up with off the top of my head, and I'm bad at remembering people as grouped by skin-color-category or religious or sexual preference, so I know I am forgetting people who will probably whap me upside the head the next time I see them.

The only criteria I'm using is that they have at least one (1) professionally-paid SFF story or novel published, and that they're probably eligible for the Carl Brandon Society Award.

James Stevens-Arce
Steven Barnes
K. Tempest Bradford
Tobias Buckell
Ted Chiang
Tananarive Due
Greg Van Eekhout
Stella Evans
Minister Faust
Owl Goingback
Hiromi Goto
Nalo Hopkinson
Yoon Ha Lee
Karin Lowachee
Hiromi Goto
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Toni Morrison
Walter Mosley
Fiona Patton
Chelsea Polk
Nisi Shawl
Vandana Singh
S. P. Somtow

ETR: Ashok Banker's name redacted, at his request.

Tags: club scene, industry

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