Sci-fi and fantasy was a hit! If you didn’t know where to find POC characters and writers before, here’s a good place to start. A few highlights:
Claudia at the Bottom of Heaven writes about classic science fiction, "From King Arthur’s Court to Delany’s Nevèrÿon." This article is for all you literary geeks.
Stacy Whitman offers an introspective article and impressive list of MG and YA options.
Mitali Perkins from Mitali's Fire Escape writes on "Race, Class and Caste in Hunger Games." This article prompted my choice for the meme.
Ana at things matters a lot writes a thoughtful piece on the issue of race in sci/fi and fantasy.
Find all links with Mr. Linky. The following lists were culled from the posts and comments. I highly recommend you take your time checking out the individual posts over a course of multiple visits.
L. A. Banks - VHL series
Nisi Shawl - whose book recently won an award
Jewell Parker Rhoades
David Anthony Durham
Octavia Butler (AF Am fantasy/sci fi)
Derrick Bell (afrocentric sci fi)
Nalo Hopkins (afro-futurism/ black woman centered sci fi)
Kalpa Imperial (fantasy/sci-fi - translated from Spanish available)
Gerald Vizenor's Bearheart
Lee Perry (afro-futurism)
Terry Bison Nova Africa (alternative future)
Kazui Ishiguro (distopic futurism)
Daniel Heath Justice (Native American alternative future
Dark Matter - edited by Sheree Thomas
Mojo - Conjure Stories edited by Nalo Hopkinson
So Long Been Dreaming edited by Nalo Hopkinson
Return to Nevèrÿon by Samuel Delany
The Shadow Speaker Nnedi Okorafor
Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin's
The Moon and the Face
The Invention of Morel by Afolfo Casares
Travels to Fahdamin-Ra by Chaz Young
Allende's City of Beast
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. (YA)
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier (YA)
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One by Lian Hearn
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin