Powerful Sci-Fi/Fantasy by Black Women & Nonbinary Authors

By New Door Books

By New Door Books

Selected by Miriam Seidel

Joplin's Ghost

Tananarive Due


A young R&B singer encounters the spirit of Scott Joplin.

Mother of the Sea

Zetta Elliott


For young readers, this short book weaves elements of fantasy and Yoruba folklore into a tale of the slave trade.

Sister Mine

Nalo Hopkinson

$15.00 $13.80

Twin sisters, daughters of a demigod and a mortal, struggle to get along in this weirdly magical story of family.

Dread Nation

Justina Ireland

$10.99 $10.11

As Civil War dead rise from their graves to fight the living, African American boys and girls are sent to combat schools. The biracial protagonist encounters survivalists and psychopaths in a country on the brink of disaster.

The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin

$15.99 $14.71

Part of the award-winning "Broken Earth" trilogy, this novel is a great introduction to N. K. Jemison's work.

Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor

$8.99 $8.27

In a post-apocalyptic Sudan, a child of rape wields magical powers to change the world.


Nisi Shawl

$17.99 $16.55

Multiple voices weave a compelling alternative history of the Congo.


Rita Woods

$27.99 $25.19

Ranging across time and place, this historical fantasy looks at racial relations from 1791 to the present.

American Street

Ibi Zoboi

$10.99 $10.11

Magical realism meets vodou in a coming-of-age story about a young Haitian immigrant.

Miriam Seidel is the author of The Speed of Clouds, a novel about the world of sci-fi fandom. She is currently working on a YA fantasy about navigating different probable realities.