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...since it just came up again...

Here's a nonexhaustive list of authors of speculative fiction writing in or translated into English who are not of European descent.

Nationality is not considered. Many of the writers in question have non-speculative work as well, and in some cases the majority of their work may be non-spec. Magic Realism is considered as a genre unto itself, currently.

The original post where this list was compiled is over a year and a half old. It's here (, and additions and emendations are encouraged.

(For all your Carl Brandon Society Awards-nominating needs. And also for the recommended reading of anybody who thinks the work of SFF writers of color began and ended with Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany.)

Behind the cut, out of pity for your scroll bar....

Kobo Abe
Ray Anthony
James Stevens-Arce
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Steven Barnes
Marlorie Blackmand (Noughts and Crosses)
K. Tempest Bradford
Tobias Buckell
Levar Burton
Brenda Clough
Ted Chiang
M. Lucie Chin
Wu Dingbo
Tananarive Due
David Anthony Durham
Greg Van Eekhout
Louise Erdrich
Stella Evans
Minister Faust
Heinz Insu Fenkl
Eugie Foster
Amitav Ghosh
Owl Goingback
Hiromi Goto
Angélica Gorodischer (Kalpa Imperial, translation by Ursula K. Le Guin.)
Virginia Hamilton
Karen Harbaugh
Ernest Hogan
Nalo Hopkinson
Kazuo Ishiguro
Nora Jemisin
Ruchir Joshi (The Last Jet Engine Laugh)
Jackie Kay (Scottish-Nigerian fantasy, Strawgirl)
Yoji Kendo/Eric Kotani
Maxine Hong Kingston
Hari Kunzru
Larissa Lai (When Fox is a Thousand)
Yoon Ha Lee
Mary Soon Lee
Karin Lowachee
Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
Yukio Mishima
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Toni Morrison
Walter Mosley
Haruki Murakami
E.C. Myers
Linda Nagata
Suniti Namjoshi
Gloria Naylor
Misha Nogha
Nnedi Okorafor
Helen Oyeyemi
Ruth Ozek
Fiona Patton
Tony Pi
Chelsea Polk
Ishmael Reed
Michelle Sagara/Michelle Sagara West
William Sanders
Charles Saunders
Nisi Shawl
Leslie Marmon Silko
Vandana Singh
S. P. Somtow
Cecelia Tan
Sheree Thomas
Wrath James White
Colson Whitehead
Frank Wu
Tetsu Yano
Erzebet Yellowboy
Lawrence Yep

Boy, it's kind of nice to see how many screens that fills up.

Now go buy some books.
Tags: club scene, industry, multiculturalism in sff
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