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Thomas, Sheree Renée

Entry updated 26 June 2023. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1972-    ) US author, poet, artist and editor who began to publish work of genre interest with "How Sukie Cross de Big Wata" in Mojo: Conjure Stories (anth 2003) edited by Nalo Hopkinson. Her stories and poems are collected in Shotgun Lullabies: Stories & Poems (coll 2011), Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (coll 2011) and Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (coll 2020), the last volume focusing on Memphis, Tennessee, where she was born. Her pioneering Dark Matter anthologies, notable twenty-first-century showcases of Afrofuturism combining original material with classic reprints, are Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (anth 2000) and Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (anth 2004). Both won the World Fantasy Award for best anthology.

Thomas guest-edited the 30 July 2018 issue of Strange Horizons (in collaboration) and the August 2018 issue of Apex Magazine (solo). She became the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from the March/April 2021 issue. Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction (anth 2022), edited with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki and Zelda Knight, won a Locus Award for best anthology.

Her Black Panther: Panther's Rage (2022) reworks the original Marvel Comics Black Panther Superhero storyline as a strong Afrofuturist novel. [DRL]

Sheree Renée Thomas

born Memphis, Tennessee: 30 September 1972



works as editor


Dark Matter

individual titles as editor

about the author

  • Jenn Brissett. "Creating Dark Matter: An Interview with Sheree Renée Thomas" (February 2009 Strange Horizons) [mag/]


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