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The amazing Nalo Hopkinson (in my opinion, one of the five best writers of English-language fantasy in the history of the genre) has a wonderful essay today on what it means to be a fan or writer of color in the SFF genre.

Her essay is part of a protest meant to increase the visibility of people of color within the genre.

As previously posted, that you may shop more conveniently, I offer the ongoing nonexhaustive list of authors of speculative fiction writing in or translated into English who are not of European descent.

If you think that list begins and ends with Octavia Butler and Chip Delany, may I respectfully suggest that you click the cut tag. Emendations and additions are encouraged.


  1. Kobo Abe
  2. Ray Anthony
  3. James Stevens-Arce
  4. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  5. L.A. Banks
  6. Kage Baker
  7. Steven Barnes
  8. Marlorie Blackman (Noughts and Crosses)
  9. Aliette de Bodard
  10. K. Tempest Bradford
  11. Maurice Broadus
  12. Tobias Buckell
  13. Octavia Butler
  14. Levar Burton
  15. E.L. Chen
  16. Eric Choi
  17. Ted Chiang
  18. Brenda Clough
  19. Sylvia Day/S.J. Day
  20. Samuel R. Delany
  21. Junot Diaz
  22. Wu Dingbo
  23. Moondancer Drake
  24. W.E.B. DuBois
  25. Tananarive Due
  26. David Anthony Durham
  27. Louise Erdrich
  28. Stella Evans
  29. Minister Faust
  30. Heinz Insu Fenkl
  31. Eugie Foster
  32. Amitav Ghosh
  33. Craig Gidney
  34. Owl Goingback
  35. Hiromi Goto
  36. Angélica Gorodischer (Kalpa Imperial, translation by Ursula K. Le Guin.)
  37. Virginia Hairston
  38. Virginia Hamilton
  39. Karen Harbaugh
  40. Naomi Hirahara
  41. Ernest Hogan
  42. Nalo Hopkinson
  43. Kazuo Ishiguro
  44. Nora Jemisin
  45. Alaya Dawn Johnson
  46. Ruchir Joshi (The Last Jet Engine Laugh)
  47. Daniel Heath Justice
  48. Jackie Kay (Scottish-Nigerian fantasy, Strawgirl)
  49. Yoji Kendo/Eric Kotani
  50. Maxine Hong Kingston
  51. Swapna Kishore
  52. Hari Kunzru
  53. Larissa Lai (When Fox is a Thousand)
  54. Yoon Ha Lee
  55. Mary Soon Lee
  56. Marjorie M. Liu
  57. Karin Lowachee
  58. Derwin Mak
  59. Carole McDonnell
  60. Yukio Mishima
  61. Miyuki Miyabe
  62. Mary Anne Mohanraj
  63. Toni Morrison
  64. Walter Mosley
  65. Haruki Murakami
  66. E.C. Myers
  67. Linda Nagata
  68. Suniti Namjoshi
  69. Shweta Narayan
  70. Gloria Naylor
  71. Misha Nogha
  72. Nnedi Okorafor/Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu
  73. Helen Oyeyemi
  74. Ruth Ozek
  75. Fiona Patton
  76. Gary Phillips
  77. Tony Pi
  78. Chelsea Polk
  79. Cindy Pon
  80. Ishmael Reed
  81. Eden Robinson
  82. Michelle Sagara/Michelle Sagara West
  83. William Sanders
  84. Charles Saunders
  85. George Schuyler
  86. Nisi Shawl
  87. Leslie Marmon Silko
  88. Ulises Silva
  89. Vandana Singh
  90. S. P. Somtow/Somtow Sucharitkul
  91. Cecelia Tan
  92. George Takei
  93. Sheree Thomas
  94. Greg Van Eekhout
  95. LaShawn M. Wanak
  96. Wrath James White
  97. Colson Whitehead
  98. Frank Wu
  99. Tetsu Yano
  100. Erzebet Yellowboy
  101. Lawrence Yep
  102. Doselle Young


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