Black SFF

We try to update these lists regularly - this is not a massive comprehensive list, it's just a sampling! 

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316509886
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Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name.


Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781538759394
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 19th, 2023

The collector's edition of the acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror by the visionary Octavia Butler, now with a new introduction by LeVar Burton.   

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to li


Parable of the Talents By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781538759400
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 19th, 2023

A beautiful collector's edition of the acclaimed post‑apocalyptic follow-up to Parable of the Sower by the visionary Octavia Butler, with a new introduction by the New York Times bestselling author Akwaeke Emezi. 

In 2032, Lauren Olamina has survived the destruction of her home and family, and realized her vision of a peaceful communit


Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) By Tade Thompson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316449052
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Published: Orbit - September 18th, 2018

Rosewater is the start of an award-winning trilogy set in Nigeria, by one of science fiction's most engaging voices.

*Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, winner
*Nommo Award for Best Speculative Fiction Novel, winne
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Rosewater is a town on the edge.


The stunning follow-up to the multiple-award-winning anthology of SFF by people of colour

Octavia E.


Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction By Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250848192
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Published: Tordotcom - November 14th, 2023

Winner of the 2023 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology
Winner of the 2023 Locus Award for Best Anthology

A 2023 NAACP Image Award Nominee
A 2023 British Fantasy Award Nominee

A NPR Best of the Year pick

A Book Riot Best SFF of the Year pick


The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer By Janelle Monáe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063070882
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 31st, 2023

New York Times bestseller!


The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316043915
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Published: Orbit - February 25th, 2010

After her mother's mysterious death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky in order to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in the first book in this award-winning fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season.


Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts #1) By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

 "Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her characters take your heart and squeeze it; her worlds open your mind to new things." -- Neil Gaiman, author of The Graveyard Book and American Gods 


A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250267665
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Published: Tordotcom - July 19th, 2022

Included in NPR’s Favorite Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books Of The Past Decade (2011-2021)
A Nebula Award Winner
A Ignyte Award Winner
A Compton Crook Award for Best New Novel Winner
A Locus First Novel Award Winner
A RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner
A Hugo Award Finalist
A World Fantasy Award Finalist


Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) By Tomi Adeyemi Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250294623
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Published: Square Fish - February 27th, 2024

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
A TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
A New York Times Notable Children's Book
A Kirkus Prize Finalist
Five Starred Reviews


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) By Marlon James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post


Fledgling By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538724583
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 1st, 2022

Octavia E. Butler's final novel is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire.


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)

This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.


How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316491372
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Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories.


Kindred By Octavia Butler Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807083697
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Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

Selected by The Atlantic as one of THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVELS.  ("You have to read them.")

From the New York Times bestselling author of Parable of the Sower and MacArthur “Genius” Grant, Nebula, and Hugo award winner


The Deep By Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534439870
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - August 4th, 2020

Octavia E. Butler meets Marvel’s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group Clipping.


No Gods, No Monsters (Convergence Saga #1) By Cadwell Turnbull Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9798200834419
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - September 6th, 2022

Named a BEST BOOK OF 2021 by the New York Times, NPR, the New York Public Library, Audible, Tor.com, Book Riot, Library Journal, and Kirkus

Longlisted for the 2022 PEN Open Book Award

Riveting... A] tender, ferocious book.--New York Times

Beautifully fantastical.--NPR

Masterful.--Chicago Tribune


Shadow Speaker: The Desert Magician's Duology: Book One By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780756418762
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Published: DAW - September 26th, 2023

Amazon Editor's Pick, Best SFF September 2023 •  The Strand, Science Fiction Pick of the Month October 2023

Deluxe, expanded edition of an out-of-print early novel from Africanfuturist luminary Nnedi Okorafor, with a brand-new introduction from the author.


Niger, West Africa, 2074
 


The Ballad of Perilous Graves By Alex Jennings Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780759557208
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Published: Redhook - January 17th, 2023

"Funny, wild, witty, and profound.”―Victor LaValle

"A wild and wonderful debut, teeming with music, family and art."New York Times

"Magical, lyrical, gritty, otherworldly…hype like Bayou Classic in the 90s."—P.


Dhalgren By Samuel R. Delany Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780375706684
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Published: Vintage - May 15th, 2001

In one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem, bestselling author of Fortress of Solitude).