AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers

  • Edited by Ivor Hartmann

AfroSF is the first ever anthology of Science Fiction by African writers only that was open to submissions of original (previously unpublished) works across Africa and abroad.

AfroSFv2

  • Ivor Hartmann

Continuing the groundbreaking tradition of the first volume AfroSFv2 is an anthology of five original SF novellas by African writers

AfroSFv3

  • Edited by Ivor Hartmann

Space, the astronomical wilderness that has enthralled our minds since we first looked up in wonder. We are ineffably drawn to it, and equally terrified by it. We have created endless mythologies, sciences, and even religions, in the quest to understand it. We know more now than ever before and are taking our first real steps. What will become of Africans out there, will we thrive, how will space change us, how will we change it? AfroSFv3 is going out there, into the great expanse, and with twelve African visions of the future we invite you to sit back, strap in, and enjoy the ride.

Black from the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing

  • Edited by Stephanie Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle

Black From the Future: A Collection of Black Speculative Writing encompasses the broad spectrum of Black speculative writing, including science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and Afrofuturism, all by Black women writers.

Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters

  • Edited by Sumiko Saulson

Imagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. 

Black Power: The Superhero Anthology

  • Edited by Balogun Ojetade

Offers BANG-POW-THOOM action, searing satire, and thoughtful social commentary from a people too often overlooked in mainstream comic books and heroic cinema and television.

Blacktastic! Blacktasticon 2018 Anthology

  • Edited by Milton Favis

What is the Black Fantastic? It’s Sword and Soul, Steamfunk, Cyberfunk, Science Fiction, Real Urban Fantasy, Paranormal and so much more. It’s creators from Africa and the African Diaspora expressing and exploring concepts without the boundaries and restrictions often found in the publishing industry. Blacktastic!, the official anthology of Blacktasticon 2018, offers a tantalizing glimpse into the imagination of its writers. 

The City: A Cyberfunk Anthology

  • Edited by Milton Davis

The City anthology is a unique creation. It’s a concept anthology, a collection of stories where eighteen different authors share their vision of a single idea. It’s Cyberfunk, cyberpunk stories that play with future concepts from an African/African American perspective. Most of all it’s engaging, exciting, thought provoking and fun. Like the inhabitants, the City is perceived in various ways by the various writers. Some stories intersect, some diverge, but they all entertain. The result is a journey into a unique world described by unique and engaging voices.

Dark Dreams: A Collection of Horror and Suspense by Black Writers

  • Edited by Brandon Massey

A spellbinding collection of short fiction explores the dark imaginations and experiences of the human mind in spine-tingling tales of horror and suspense

Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora 

  • Edited by Sheree Renée Thomas

This volume introduces black science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction writers to the generations of readers who have not had the chance to explore the scope and diversity among African-American writers.

Dark Matter: Reading the Bones 

  • Edited by Sheree Renée Thomas

Dark Matter is the first and only series to bring together the works of black SF and fantasy writers. The first volume was featured in the “New York Times,” which named it a Notable Book of the Year. This follow-up anthology focuses almost exclusively on contemporary speculative fiction.

Dark Universe

  • Edited by Milton Davis and Gene Peterson

The Dark Universe Anthology tells the origin story of the Cassad Empire, from its ambitious beginning to its evolution to the first great human Galactic Empire and its eventual fall. 

DieselFunk!

  • Edited by Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade

Take an amazing ride with eight authors as they add a funky twist to the Dieselpunk genre. The Dieselfunk! anthology fills a void common in most speculative fiction genres, providing a much needed voice from an African/African Diaspora perspective. Dieselpunk just got funky!

Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora

  • Edited by Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Dominion is the first anthology of speculative fiction and poetry by Africans and the African Diaspora.

Forever Vacancy: A Colors in the Darkness Anthology

  • Edited by Eden Royce, Kenya Moss-Dyme, and Mya Lairis

Amid the upheaval of the 1960s, the Kretcher Motel opened in a poor, desolate part of Atlanta. It still serves its original purpose: to lure those souls who are lost, who are troubled, who are evil…to itself. Check in to view these thirteen dark tales of horror, betrayal, fear, and wickedness, all featuring characters of color. You may never want to leave.

Girls of Might and Magic

  • Edited by Diverse Books with Magic

A disabled teen tracks down an elusive sea beast. A young, Indian detective finds a magical artifact. A Black teen who can see the dead solves a murder mystery. An Ethiopian girl discovers magical secrets when she is kidnapped by her teacher. A teen survivor of a deadly plague realizes she and her robot companion are not alone.

Across realms, worlds, and dimensions we bring you sixteen fantasy and/or science fiction tales that explore the tribulations of growing up. In Girls of Might and Magic, we aim to put characters of color, characters with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ characters front and center in stories about strength and resilience. Full of diverse characters and #ownvoices authors, the protagonists in these coming-of-age YA adventures will not only discover powerful magic but discover themselves along the way. Don’t miss this magical collection of stories about witches, fae, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, jinn, and more!

Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology

  • Milton Davis and Charles Saunders

Here, you will meet mighty warriors, seductive sorceresses, ambitious monarchs, and cunning courtesans. Here, you will journey through the vast variety of settings Africa offers, and inspires. Here, you will savor what the writings of the modern-day griots have to offer: journeys through limitless vistas of the imagination, with a touch of color and a taste of soul.

Griots: Sisters of the Spear

  • Milton Davis and Charles Saunders

Seventeen original and exciting Sword and Soul tales focusing on black women. Just as the Griots Anthology broke ground as the first Sword and Soul Anthology, Griots: Sisters of the Spear pays homage to the spirit, bravery and compassion of women of color. The griots have returned to sing new songs, and what wonderful songs they are!

Imagine Africa 500

  • Edited by Billy Kahora

Speculative fiction from Africa.

Ki Khanga: The Anthology

  • Edited by Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade

What is Ki Khanga? The answer lies in the pages of this amazing anthology. Balogun Ojetade and Milton Davis define this fascinating world which forms the foundation of the Ki Khanga Sword and Soul Role Playing Game. Fifteen amazing stories will take you on an exciting journey throughout is intriguing world. Prepare yourself for stories of bravery, tragedy, love and adventure. Prepare yourself for Ki Khanga.

Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History

  • Edited by Rose Fox and Daniel Jose Older

These gripping stories have been passed down through the generations, hidden between the lines of journal entries and love letters.

Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond

  • Edited by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

A groundbreaking speculative fiction anthology that showcases the work from some of the most talented writers inside and outside speculative fiction across the globe.

Nine Bar Blues

  • Edited by Sheree Renée Thomas

The stories collected in Nine Bar Blues weave emotion, spirit, and music, captivating readers with newfound alchemy and the murmurs of dark gods. Rooted in rhythm, threaded with magic, these tales encompass worlds that begin in river bottoms, pass through spectral gates, and end in distant uncharted worlds. These stories describe the pain that often accompanies the confines of sanctuary and the joy that is inextricably bound to the troubles of hard living.

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

  • Edited by Adrienne Maree Brown and Walidah Imarisha

Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing visionary fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. This book brings twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. 

A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance and Hope (YA)

  • Edited by Patrice Caldwell

Evoking Beyoncé’s Lemonade for a teen audience, these authors who are truly Octavia Butler’s heirs, have woven worlds to create a stunning narrative that centers Black women and gender nonconforming individuals. A Phoenix First Must Burn will take you on a journey from folktales retold to futuristic societies and everything in between. 

Rococoa

  • Edited by Balogun Ojetade

Imagine an alternate universe where chronomancer Benjamin Banneker crafts a world of automatons, clockwork airships and other marvels; where Nat Turner leads a rebellion, killing hordes of vampire slave owners; where the pirate queen, Black Pitch Pauline joins Jean-Jacques Dessalines in defeating Napoleon during the Haitian Revolution. Think Three Finger’d Jack; the pirate, Black Caesar; the Black Count, Nat Turner, and the Stono Rebellion…THAT is Rococoa!

So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Edited by Nalo Hopkinson

An anthology of original new stories by leading African, Asian, South Asian and Aboriginal authors, as well as North American and British writers of color.

Steamfunk!

  • Edited by Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade

An anthology of incredible stories by some of today’s greatest authors of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Steamfunk – African and African American-inspired Steampunk.

Sycorax’s Daughters

  • Edited by Kinitra Brooks, Linda Addison, & Susana Morris

A powerful, revealing anthology of dark fiction and poetry by Black women writers. The tales of what scares, threatens and shocks them will enlighten and entertain you.

Terra Incognita: New Short Speculative Stories from Africa

  • Edited by Nerine Dorman

Contained within the pages are stories that explore, among other things, the sexual magnetism of a tokoloshe, a deadly feud with a troop of baboons, a journey through colonial purgatory, along with ghosts, re-imagined folklore, and the fear of that which lies beneath both land and water. Terra Incognita. Uncharted depths. Africa unknowable.