6 Debut Fantasy Novels Starring Black Women

I often talk about how I created A Phoenix First Must Burn, my anthology of fantasy stories by black women authors, for my younger self, a girl who loved fantasy and science fiction and so desperately wanted to see herself in those worlds. It’s a strange experience to create the thing you wanted as a […] The post 6 Debut Fantasy Novels Starring Black Women appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Part 'Star Wars' homage, part unexpected coming-of-age novel: 'Black Star Renegades'

It’s easy to read Michael Moreci’s debut novel “Black Star Renegades” and compare it to “Star Wars.” After all, the story was inspired by that epic saga. But to characterize it as a retelling or a ripoff wouldn’t do justice to this complex, self-aware and fun romp through space. “Black Star... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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6 Books Celebrating Women’s Early Contributions to Fantasy and Sci Fi

If you thought the landscape of classic SFF was exclusively male, peep these science fiction and fantasy stories by women, including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel Mingles History and Fantasy

In “The Water Dancer,” which examines the psychological effects of slavery, a 12-year-old field hand discovers he has magical gifts. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Debut fantasy novel optioned for TV series

Annapurna Television has optioned the rights to The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons, to be produced as an epic fantasy television series by Ali Krug and Sue Naegle.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Black & White buys first fantasy novel from Preto

Black & White Publishing will publish its first fantasy novel, Crown of Feathers, by Canadian author Nicki Pau Preto under its Ink Road imprint. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Debut The Chimes wins World Fantasy Award for Best Novel

Anna Smaill’s debut novel The Chimes has won the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, beating off competition from authors including Kazuo Ishiguro. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené | 'Just because something is by black women and about black women, that doesn't mean that it can't be mainstream'

A new, refreshing bible for young black women aims to speak to a demographic neglected by mainstream self-help. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Evaristo spotlights 20 Black women writers for International Women's Day

Booker-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo has marked International Women’s Day by curating a top 20 list of recently published Black British writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Here are the seven shortlisted debut novels for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Lit Hub is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. This year’s judging panel included Tommy Orange, Emma Straub, Monique Truong, Maaza Mengiste, and Claire Messud. They are: De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills Chia-Chia Lin, The Unpassing Julia... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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W&N bags former bookseller's 'mind-stretching' debut novel

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired the debut of former bookseller Daniel O’Connor, launching "a startlingly bold new voice". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hodder gets 'Who Dares Wins' host Billingham's debut novel

Hodder & Stoughton is to publish "Who Dares Wins" host Mark "Billy" Billingham’s debut novel, after triumphing in a multi-publisher auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Oneworld pre-empts Violet Kupersmith's 'kaleidoscopic' debut novel

Oneworld has pre-empted Vietnamese-American author Violet Kupersmith's debut novel.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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10 Groundbreaking Urban Fantasy Novels

David R. Slayton, author of the new urban fantasy novel 'White Trash Warlock,' picks 10 urban fantasies that beak new ground. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PRH Partners with Black Women’s Health Imperative on New Edition of 'The Cancer Journals'

To highlight the publication of the new edition of 'The Cancer Journals' by Penguin Classics, Penguin Random House is partnering with the Black Women’s Health Imperative to connect the real-world impact of Audre Lorde’s work with the community that influenced it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bloomsbury lands Luke Cassidy's 'gritty' debut novel

Bloomsbury is to publish Iron Annie by debut author Luke Cassidy, secured in a two-book deal.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Wildfire lands Annie Mac's debut novel

Wildfire will publish Mother Mother, the debut novel from DJ and broadcaster Annie Macmanus, popularly known as Annie Mac.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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S&S pre-empts Eva Verde's 'urgent' debut novel

Simon & Schuster is to publish Eve Verde's debut novel, Lives Like Mine, next summer.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Michael Joseph scoops Wilkerson's debut Black Cake

Michael Joseph has won a multi-publisher auction for Charmaine Wilkerson's “dazzling” debut novel Black Cake in a six-figure deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Serpent’s Tail acquires Oana Aristide's prescient debut novel

Serpent’s Tail will publish Oana Aristide's debut novel Under the Blue as a lead title in March 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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