As Aarti excellently points out, speculative fiction in general, is extremely erased when it comes to POC. Not only are People of Colour authors erased but it is actually harder to find a book about People of Colour that is written by Person of Colour - and as we’ve said before, Author Authenticity Matters. We have also a guest post pointing out some of the pitfalls facing POC as well as the Gatekeepers authors often face.
We strongly recommend checking out the full tour and seeing the authors who have been reviewed by participants.
With us, we simply couldn’t decide, especially since we have very recently read several books written by POC it seemed a shame to highlight one that we happened to read close to the time, rather than all of the POC-authored books we have read both this year and over the lifetime of this site.
L. A. Banks:
Alicia Wright Brewster:
And the Diverse Energies Anthology by:
Ellen Oh, Greg van Eekhout, Cindy Pon, Rajan Khanna, Ursula LeGuin, Melinda Lo, Ken Liu, K. Tempest Bradford, Daniel H. Wilson, Rahul Kanakia and Paolo Bacigalupi