5. Black To the Future: Black Science Fiction

By BLM Books

By BLM Books

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison

$16.00 $14.72

A milestone in American literature--a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of "the Brotherhood", and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be. The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

The Girl with the Louding Voice

Abi Daré

$26.00 $23.40

A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Helen Oyeyemi

$16.00 $14.72

Cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a house, the key to a heart, the key to a secret—Oyeyemi’s keys not only unlock elements of her characters’ lives, they promise further labyrinths on the other side. In “Books and Roses” one special key opens a library, a garden, and clues to at least two lovers’ fates. In “Is Your Blood as Red as This?” an unlikely key opens the heart of a student at a puppeteering school. “‘Sorry’ Doesn’t Sweeten Her Tea” involves a “house of locks,” where doors can be closed only with a key—with surprising, unobservable developments. And in “If a Book Is Locked There’s Probably a Good Reason for That Don’t You Think,” a key keeps a mystical diary locked (for good reason).

Loving Day

Mat Johnson

$17.00 $15.64

Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: His marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comics shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black Philadelphia. On his first night in his new home, Warren spies two figures outside in the grass. When he screws up the nerve to confront them, they disappear. The next day he encounters ghosts of a different kind: In the face of a teenage girl he meets at a comics convention he sees the mingled features of his white father and his black mother, both now dead. The girl, Tal, is his daughter, and she’s been raised to think she’s white.

Behold the Dreamers

Imbolo Mbue

$17.00 $15.64

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James

$18.00 $16.56

In the stunning first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.

Lagoon (Reprint)

Nnedi Okorafor

$16.98 $15.62

War Girls

Tochi Onyebuchi

$18.99 $17.47

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

$16.99 $15.63

The Gilda Stories

Jewelle Gomez

$16.95 $15.59

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Rivers Solomon

$15.95 $14.67

Dread Nation

Justina Ireland

$10.99 $10.11

The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates

$28.00 $25.20

Kindred

Octavia E. Butler

$16.00 $14.72

Agency

William Gibson

$28.00 $25.20

How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories

N. K. Jemisin

$26.00 $23.40

Binti: The Complete Trilogy

Nnedi Okorafor

$17.00 $15.64

Riot Baby

Tochi Onyebuchi

$19.98 $18.38

Saga Volume 1

Brian K. Vaughan

$9.99 $9.19

Binti

Nnedi Okorafor

$9.99 $9.19

Dawn

Octavia E. Butler

$16.99

Saga Volume 9

Brian K. Vaughan

$14.99 $13.79

Lilith's Brood

Octavia E. Butler

$21.99 $19.79

Fledgling

Octavia E. Butler

$15.99 $14.71

Wild Seed

Octavia E. Butler

$16.99 $15.63

Saga Volume 2

Brian K. Vaughan

$14.99 $13.79

Saga Volume 8

Brian K. Vaughan

$14.99 $13.79

Seed to Harvest

Octavia E. Butler

$21.99 $19.79

Saga Volume 3

Brian K. Vaughan

$14.99 $13.79

Saga, Volume 7

Brian K. Vaughan

$14.99 $13.79

Saga Volume 4

Brian K. Vaughan

$14.99 $13.79

Saga, Volume 6

Brian K. Vaughan

$14.99 $13.79

Saga Book Three

Brian K. Vaughan

$49.99 $44.99

The Girl with All the Gifts

M. R. Carey

$16.99 $15.63

Salvaged

Madeleine Roux

$16.00 $14.72

Kingdom of Souls

Rena Barron

$18.99 $17.47

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky

Kwame Mbalia

$17.99 $16.55

Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor

$16.00 $14.72