Other Authors in Black Speculative Fiction

 It may often seem as if there’s a few folks doing something amazing, but in fact there are many. Science fiction, fantasy, and horror has long been associated with white male authors with rare sightings of POC and women. Let the record show that the myth that there are “few” is  inaccurate. There are many. Read on to Learn More.

Gerald L. Coleman

Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Author who resides in Atlanta. Born and raised in Lexington, he did his undergraduate work in Philosophy and English at the University of Kentucky before completing a Master’s degree in Theology at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tn.His most recent poetry appears in, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture Issue 13 (University of Kentucky Press),the anthology Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books (Minor Arcana Press), Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Vol. 18, the journal of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, Diode Poetry Journal’s 10th Anniversary Issue, and About Place Journal’s ‘South” Issue. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel When Night Falls: Book One of The Three Gifts and poetry collections, the road is long, falling to earth, and microphone check. He is a lover of espresso, Radical Orthodoxy, Wittgenstein, early mornings on the golf course, and Lexington in the fall. He is a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets.

 Milton Davis 

In 2005 Milton Davis decided to gather hundred of pages of unfinished manuscripts and pursue a lifelong dream of completing a novel. He fulfilled that dream in 2008 with the release of Meji Book One through his own company, MVmedia. Since that time Milton had released four more novels; Meji Book Two, Changa’s Safari, Changa’s Safari Volume Two and A Debt To Pay. Each book had been well received by sword and sorcery fans throughout the world. Milton Davis has also been credited in leading the revival of Sword and Soul, a heroic fiction subgenre created by Charles R.Saunders, author of Imaro and Dossouye. Milton and Charles Saunders combined talents to release Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, in 2011 to excellent reviews.
Milton currently resides in the Metro Atlanta with his wife and children. He continues to work as a chemist while finally enjoying his passion for writing.

 Balogun Ojetade

Balogun Ojetade is the author of the bestselling non-fiction books Afrikan Martial Arts: Discovering the Warrior Within, The Afrikan Warriors Bible, Surviving the Urban Apocalypse, The Urban Self Defense Manual and The Young Afrikan Warriors’ Guide to Defeating Bullies & Trolls. He is one of the leading authorities on Afroretroism – film, fashion or fiction that combines African and / or African American culture with a blend of “retro” styles and futuristic technology, in order to explore the themes of tension between past and future and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. He writes about Afroretroism – Sword & Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk and Dieselfunk.

 Steven Van Patten

Steven Van Patten is a celebrated writer and Brooklyn native.  When he’s not creating scary stories, he can often be found stage managing television shows. His TV work includes various MTV, VH-1 and FUSE shows over the last twenty years as well as Comedy Central vehicles, The President Show and The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore. He also fills-in occasionally at ABC’s The View.

He has penned four novels; The Brookwater’s Curse trilogy is about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes a vampire, and Killer Genius: She Kills Because She Cares, features a hyper intelligent black woman who becomes a serial killer with a unique socio-political agenda. His short horror fiction is popping up everywhere, including Hell’s Kitties, a horror anthology edited by April Grey. He’s also developing a children’s book series based on the childhood of the human son of vampire Christian Brookwater, the main character in the Brookwater’s Curse series. Steven, or SVP can be found on Facebook and under @svpthinks on Twitter and Instagram. He also serves as one of three hosts of the Beef, Wine and Shenanigans podcast, an internet radio show that comically explores the African-American perspective of the horror, science-fiction and superhero genres.

 Kyoko M.

If Liz Lemon and Chandler Bing had a baby and she was black, that’d be me.

I am the author of The Black Parade series, which is on sale at Amazon and Smashwords, and I’m working on two more fantasy series. I adore Tumblr. Batman is my role model. Sarcasm is my second language. I eat junk food a lot and am completely unapologetic about it. I’m easy to talk to once I get over my shyness. I love animals. I watch an inordinate amount of movies, TV, and anime. If that doesn’t scare you off, have at me.


John Edward Lawson

John Edward Lawson’s novels, short fiction, and poetry have garnered nominations for many awards, including the Stoker and Wonderland Awards. In addition to being a founder of Raw Dog Screaming Press and former editor-in-chief of The Dream People he currently serves as vice president of Diverse Writers and Artists of Speculative Fiction.

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