2021 Title List of SF/F by BIPOC Writers

Welcome to the 2021 annual list of SF/F titles by BIPOC writers. This list includes novels, novellas, and single author collections. I hope this helps you with your holiday shopping and informs your reading in preparation for next year’s award season. Thank you for supporting these writers!

JANUARY 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Mike Chen, We Could Be Heroes. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Novels (YA&MG):

  1. J. Elle, Wings of Ebony. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  2. Hafsah Faizal, We Free the Stars, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Francesca Flores, Shadow City, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. Justina Ireland, Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage, Middlegrade. Amazon

Novellas:

  1. Nnedi Okorafor, Remote Control. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Collections:

  1. Eugen Bacon and Dominique Hecq, Speculate: A Collection of Microlit. Meerkat Press 
  2. Octavia Butler, Kindred, Fledgling, Collected Stories. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Alaya Dawn Johnson, Reconstruction. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

FEBRUARY 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Ehsan Ahmad & Shakil Ahmad, Unbound, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Wu Cheng’en, Monkey King: Journey to the West. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Nicky Drayden, Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis, Bookshop.org/Amazon  
  4. Betina González, American Delirium. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  5. C.L. Polk, Soulstar, Book 3/3. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  6. Kenji Yano, Death Stranding Vol. 2, media tie-in. Amazon 

Novels (YA):

  1. Olivia Chadha, Rise of the Red Hand. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Namina Forna, The Gilded Ones. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Kosoko Jackson, Yesterday Is History, paranormal romance. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. Daniel José Older, Flood City. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  5. Gita Trelease, Everything that Burns, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  6. E. Lily Yu, On Fragile Waves. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Novellas:

  1. Aliette de Bodard, Fireheart Tiger. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Collections:

  1. Ben Okri, Prayer for the Living. Bookshop.org/Amazon.
  2. Isabel Yap, Never Have I Ever. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

MARCH 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. C.L. Clark, The Unbroken. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  2. S.B. Divya, Machinehood. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Nicole Glover, The Conductors, Book 1/2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. Polly Ho-Yen, Dark Lullaby. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  5. Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  6. Premee Mohamed, A Broken Darkness, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  7. C.T. Rwizi, Requiem Moon. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  8. Morowa Yejidé, Creatures of Passage. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Novels (YA):

  1. Amanda Joy, A Queen of Gilded Horns. Book 2/2. Bookshop.org/Amazon. YA novel
  2. Intisar Khanani, Theft of Sunlight, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Maria Ingrande Mora, Fragile Remedy. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. Adam Silvera, Infinity Reaper. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  5. Andrea Tang, Renegade Flight. Bookshop.org/Amazon. YA novel
  6. Amélie Wen Zhao, Red Tigress, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Collections:

  1. Caribean Fragoza, Eat the Mouth that Feeds You. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

APRIL 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Ashok Banker, A Dark Queen Rises, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Sarah Kuhn, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  3. Angela Mi Young Hur, Folklorn. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. Courttia Newland, A River Called Time. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  5. Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Shall Machines Divide the Earth. Amazon

Novels (YA):

  1. Akemi Dawn Bowman, The Infinity Courts. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Heidi Heilig, On This Unworthy ScaffoldBookshop.org/Amazon
  3. Maya Motayne, Occulta. Amazon 
  4. Ciannon Smart, The Witches Steeped in Gold. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Collections:

  1. Kim Bo-Young, I’m Waiting for You and other stories. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

MAY 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Zen Cho, Black Water Sister. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Sarina Dahlan, Reset. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  3. Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Son of the Storm. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. P. Djèli Clark, A Master of Djinn. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  5. Rivers Solomon, Sorrowland. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  6. K.S. Villoso, The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng, Book 3. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  7. David Yoon, Version Zero. Bookshop.org/Amazon

Novels (YA&MG):

  1. Zoraida Córdova, Illusionary, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Joan He, The Ones We’re Meant to Find. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  3. Justina Ireland, Ophie’s Ghosts. MG. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  4. Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen, Last Gate of the Emperor. Middlegrade. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Novellas:

  1. Cixin Liu, The Cretaceous Past. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Collections:

  1. Brenda Peynado, The Rock Eaters. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

JUNE 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Ta-Wei Chi, The Membranes. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  2. Veronica G. Henry, Bacchanal. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  3. T.L. Huchu, The Library of the Dead. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. Mohamed Kheir, Slipping. Amazon.com
  5. Lori M. Lee, Broken Web. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  6. Keenan Norris, The Confessions of Copeland Cane. Bookshop.org
  7. Michelle Sagara, Cast in Conflict. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  8. Yan Leisheng, Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  9. Tasha Suri, The Jasmine Throne. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Novels (YA):

  1. K. Ancrum, Darling. YA paranormal romance. Bookshop.org
  2. Kalynn Bayron, This Poison Heart. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Roseanne A. Brown, A Psalm of Storms and Silence. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  4. Kelly deVos, Eat Your Heart Out. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  5. Sandhya Menon, Of Princes and Promises, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  6. Zoe Hana Mikuta, Gearbreakers. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  7. Bethany Morrow, A Chorus Rises. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  8. Sasha Nanua and Sarena Nanua, Sisters of the Snake. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  9. Liselle Sambury, Blood Like Magic. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  10. Destiny Soria, Fire with Fire. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  11. Swati Teerdhala, The Chariot at Dusk. Book 3/3 Bookshop.org/Amazon

Novellas:

  1. Silvia Morena-Garcia, The Return of the Sorceress. Amazon
  2. Nghi Vo, The Chosen and the Beautiful. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Collections:

  1. Yun Ji, The Shadow Book of Ji Yun. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  2. Marjorie Liu, The Tangleroot Palace. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

JULY 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Pik-Shuen Fung, Ghost Forest. Bookshop.org
  2. Yan Ge, Strange Beasts of China. Bookshop.org
  3. Violet Kupersmith, Build Your House Around My Body. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  4. Chris McKinney, Midnight, Water City. Bookshop.org
  5. Lena Nguyen, We Have Always Been Here. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  6. Shelley Parker-Chan, She Who Became the Sun. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  7. Lucinda Roy, The Freedom Race. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  8. Nalini Singh, Last Guard. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org/Amazon

Novels (YA):

  1. Aamna Aqreshi, The Lady or the Lion. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  2. Ryan Douglass, The Taking of Jake Livingstone. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  3. Elizabeth Lim, Six Crimson Cranes. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  4. Aamna Qureshi, The Lady or the Lion. Bookshop.org
  5. Amy Tintera, All These Warriors. Bookshop.org/Amazon

Novellas:

  1. Premee Mohamend, And What Can We Offer You Tonight. Bookshop.org

AUGUST 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Jadie Jang, Monkey Around. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Stephen Graham Jones, My Heart is a Chainsaw. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Sheng Keyi, Death Fugue. Bookshop.org
  4. David Hoon Kim, Paris is a Party, Paris is a Ghost. Bookshop.org 
  5. Alexandra Kleeman, Something New Under the Sun. Bookshop.org
  6. Latanya McQueen, When the Reckoning Comes. Bookshop.org
  7. L Penelope, Requiem of Silence, Book 4. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  8. Kit Rocha, The Devil You Know, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  9. Aparna Verma, The Boy with Fire. Amazon.com
  10. Jin Yong, A Heart DividedBookshop.org/Amazon
  11. Cynthia Zhang, After the Dragons. Bookshop.org

Novels (YA):

  1. Nafiza Azad, The Wild Ones. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Charlotte Nicole Davis, The Sisters of Reckoning, Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  3. Jordan Ifueko, Redemptor, Book 2/2. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  4. Victoria Lee, A Lesson in Vengeance. Bookshop.org
  5. Taran Matharu, The Champion, Book 3/3. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  6. Amber McBride, Me (Moth). Bookshop.org/Amazon
  7. Caroline Tung Richmond, The Great Destroyers. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Novellas:

  1. Qiouyi Lu, In the Watchful City. Bookshop.org/Amazon 

Collections:

  1. Zen Cho, Spirits Abroad and Other StoriesBookshop.org/Amazon

SEPTEMBER 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Ryka Aoki, Light From Uncommon Stars. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Zoraida Cordova, The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina. Bookshop.org
  3. Ari Honarvar, A Girl Called Rumi. Bookshop.org
  4. Cassandra Khaw, The All-Consuming World. Bookshop.org
  5. Gayl Jones, Palmeres. Bookshop.org
  6. Premee Mohamed, The Annual Migration of Clouds. Bookshop.org
  7. Ruth Ozeki, The Book of Form and Emptiness. Bookshop.org
  8. Xiran Jay Zhao, Iron Widow. Bookshop.org

Novels (YA):

  1. Roshani Chokshi, The Bronzed Beasts. Bookshop.org
  2. Ayana Gray, Beasts of Prey. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  3. Tiffany Jackson, White Smoke. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  4. Kayvion Lewis, The Half-Class. Bookshop.org
  5. Marie Lu, Steelstriker. Bookshop.org
  6. Shanna Miles, For All Time. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org
  7. Sarah Raughley, The Bones of Ruin. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  8. Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Small Town Monsters. Bookshop.org

Novellas:

  1. adrienne maree brown, Grievers. Bookshop.org
  2. Kayla Chenault, These Bones. Bookshop.org
  3. Neon Yang, The Tensorate Series. Omnibus of four novellas. Amazon

Collections:

  1. Soman Chainani, Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales. Bookshop.org

OCTOBER 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Sifton Tracey Anipare, Yume. Bookshop.org
  2. Kylie Lee Baker, The Keeper of Night. Bookshop.org
  3. Jennifer Marie Brissett, Destroyer of Light. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  4. Emma Mieko Candon, Star Wars Visions: Ronin. Bookshop.org
  5. Roshani Chockshi, Once More Upon a Time. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org
  6. Cherie Dimaline, Hunting by Stars. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  7. Dorothy Dreyer, Black Mariah: Hanau, Germany. Season 1 Book 4 Amazon.com
  8. Toshikazu Kawaguchi, Tales from the Café. Bookshop.org
  9. Un Su Kim, The Cabinet. Amazon 
  10. Sarah Kuhn, Hollywood Heroine. Bookshop.org
  11. Eugene Lim, Search History. Bookshop.org
  12. Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Dreaming of You. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  13. James Han Mattson, Reprieve. Bookshop.org
  14. Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Light. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org
  15. Suleikha Snyder, Pretty Little Lion. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org
  16. June C.L. Tan, Jade Fire Gold. Amazon
  17. Paerry Teo & Lindy Ryan, Black Mariah: Changi, Singapore. Season 1 Book 9. Amazon
  18. Tade Thompson, Far from the Light of Heaven. Bookshop.org

Novels (YA&MG):

  1. Janella Angeles, When Night Breaks. Book 2. Bookshop.org/Amazon 
  2. Cristin Bishara, Vial of Tears. Bookshop.org
  3. Lauren Blackwood, Within These Wicked Walls. Bookshop.org
  4. David Bowles & Raul the Third, The Witch Owl Parliament. MG. Bookshop.org
  5. David Anthony Durham, The Shadow Prince. MG Bookshop.org
  6. Rucker Moses & Theo Gangi, Kingston and the Echoes of Magic. Bookshop.org
  7. Lilliam Rivera, We Light Up the Sky. Bookshop.org
  8. Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Squad. Bookshop.org

Novellas:

  1. Shingai Kagunda, And This is How to Stay Alive. Bookshop.org
  2. Cassandra Khaw, Nothing But Blackened Teeth. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  3. Zin E. Rocklyn, Flowers for the Sea. Amazon

Collections:

  1. Cesi Davidson, Fricatives. Amazon
  2. Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, My Monticello. Bookshop.org
  3. Yoon Ha Lee, The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales. Bookshop.org
  4. Cixin Liu, The Wandering Earth. Amazon

NOVEMBER 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Therese Beharrie, And They Lived Happily Ever After. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org
  2. Natashia Deón, The Perishing. Bookshop.org
  3. Louise Erdrich, The Sentence. Bookshop.org
  4. Diana Gabaldon, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. Bookshop.org
  5. Nicole Glover, The Undertakers. Book 2/2. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  6. Fonda Lee, Jade Legacy. Amazon
  7. Nnedi Okorafor, Noor. Bookshop.org
  8. Andrea Stewart, The Bone Shard Emperor. Book 2. Amazon
  9. JJ Amaworo Wilson, Nazaré. Bookshop.org

Novels (YA):

  1. Natasha Bowen, Skin of the Sea. Bookshop.org/Amazon
  2. Roseanne A. Brown, A Psalm of Storms and Silence. Bookshop.org
  3. Michelle Coles, Black Was the Ink. Bookshop.org
  4. Chloe Gong, Our Violent Ends. Bookshop.org
  5. Darcie Little Badger, A Snake Falls to Earth. Bookshop.org
  6. Makiaa Lucier, Year of the Reaper. Amazon 
  7. Natasha Ngan, Girls of Fate and Fury. Bookshop.org
  8. London Shah, Journey to the Heart of the Abyss. Bookshop.org
  9. Dustin Thao, You’ve Reached Sam. Bookshop.org
  10. Rebecca Kim Wells, Briar Girls. Bookshop.org/Amazon

Collections:

  1. Eugen Bacon, Danged Black Thing. Transit Lounge.
  2. Tobias Buckell, Shoggoths in Traffic and Other Stories. Bookshop.org
  3. Courtia Newland, Cosmogramma. Bookshop.org

DECEMBER 2021

Novels (Adult):

  1. Ken Liu, The Veiled Throne, Book 3. Bookshop.org/Amazon  
  2. Sosuke Natsukawa, The Cat Who Saved Books. Bookshop.org

Novels (YA):

  1. Renée Ahdieh, The Righteous. Paranormal romance. Bookshop.org
  2. Michelle Sagara, The Queen of the Dead (omnibus). Bookshop.org

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