For Black History Month 2018 we here at BlackSci-Fi.com want to celebrate a group of black speculative fiction authors who are killing the game with a wide variety of quality speculative fiction including science fiction, fantasy, steam funk, sword and soul, and horror. These are the men and women (from past and present) whose imaginations soar in creating some of the most creative speculative fiction content out there. If you’re looking for some good books to read, and a creative way to celebrate Black History Month, look no further.
Editors Note: We know there’s many more kick butt authors out there than 28, so please be happy to know we will focus on these authors throughout the coming year.
3. Kai Leakes
From the author’s website: “From Iowa, but later relocating to Alton, IL and St. Louis, MO, Kai Leakes was a multifaceted Midwestern child, who gained an addiction to books at an early age. Sharing stories with her cousins as a teen, writing books didn’t seem like something she would pursue until one day in college. Storytelling continues to be a major part of her very DNA, with the goal of sharing tales that entertain and add color to a gray literary world.
Currently, she resides in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. In her spare time she likes to cook, dabble in photography, and assists with an internet/social networking group online. Loving to feed her Barnes and Noble addiction, romance, fantasy and fiction novels are her world. Reading those particular genres help guide her as she finds the time to write and study for school.”
Leakes was featured on our “Top Ten Books for Readers New to Black Sci-fi” list. You can check it out here.