There is almost nothing more annoying than trying to sign into a website, only to have it take you around in circles, requiring you to sign in again. How familiar are you peeps with the Mojo YouTube Channels? If you aren’t, look them up. Their videos range from the hilarious to thought provoking.
My idea may not necessarily go to Ms. Mojo. I’m not sure. Either way I couldn’t sign into the site. I’m always writing about speculative fiction writers who are people of color. You may of herd this a million times before but WE NEED MORE DIVERSITY IN SPECULATIVE FICTION! A LOT MORE!
So my suggestion was to be, The Top 10 Fantasy Authors Who are People of Color. Yes, I did a search, and this topic hasn’t been suggested or covered. At least not as far as I can see. If someone finds it, please let me know.
I believe I had a previous post where I mentioned how few people of color wrote spec-fic. That was quite some time ago and now there is much more, but still not enough. The authors of color are a very recent phenomenon. So, I’m going to update my list starting from the originals I became familiar with many years ago. Now my list will not will not be in any order.
- Octavia E. Butler ~ 1947-2006.
- Nalo Hopkinson
- Tananarive Due
- Samuel Delany
- W. E. B. Du Bois ~ 1868-1963
There may have been more, I’ll have to go back and check the names. Now we have so much more doing so well! I hope to join them someday.
**cough** Buy Tinderbox **cough**.
Julie C. Dao
Roseanne A. Brown
Bethany C. Morrow
Suyi Davies Okungbowa
Julie C. Dao
Aliette de Bodard
Rebecca F. Kuang
Angela J. Ford
P. Djèlí Clark
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Kai Ashante Wilson
Terry C. Simpson
Cerece Rennie Murphy
This list is by no means complete. Most are from books on my shelves or my TBP list. And the beauty of making this list is I now have more authors whose books I can look up and buy! But we need so many more! If I missed anyone let me know and I’ll add them. And you’ll have my thanks!
So publishers, editors and agents. That includes comic book publishers, give us more diversity and carry on. And WatchMojo, here’s enough for several videos!