Celebrate Black Speculative Fiction Month

October 2023

October is International Black Speculative Fiction Month. Speculative Fiction encompasses a number of genres and is defined as a fictional work that deliberately departs from realism, often featuring supernatural, fantastic, or futuristic elements. Black authors, in particular, have excelled as writers of speculative fiction that critiques the social order and seeks to generate social change. Spend the month digging into some genres that you may not have read before–like magical realism or afrofuturism–and celebrating classic and emerging black authors. Stop by the library to see the whole display!

Some of Our Favorites:

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Pet by Akwaeke Emzi