10 Black Speculative Fiction Anthologies You Should Read

I’m so excited to see Forever Vacancy on this list – it’s out now, and I have a story “The Honeymoon Suite: Jacob’s Reunion” which is about a black gay man who has to go to his dead lover’s high school reunion in Atlanta and makes the mistake of booking into the accursed Kretcher Motel. Revenge, hexes, and the need to “get out” ensue.

Chronicles of Harriet

If novels are the meat and bones of Black Speculative Fiction – science fiction, fantasy and horror written by and about people of African descent – then short stories are the lifeblood.

Anthologies are great because the short fiction found within them allows readers to expand their reading horizons in a relatively short amount of time through diverse stories written in a variety of writing styles.

Here are 10 Black Speculative Fiction anthologies that will show you just how Blacktastic science fiction, fantasy and horror storytelling can get.

Black Power: The Superhero Anthology

This groundbreaking anthology brings together twenty authors to craft original short superhero stories.

BLACK POWER: THE SUPERHERO ANTHOLOGY 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.

The superheroes in BLACK POWER: THE SUPERHERO ANTHOLOGY come from all walks of life. Some…

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~ by Sumiko Saulson on March 22, 2017.

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