Entry updated 8 March 2021. Tagged: Author, Editor.
(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 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 (New York: Warner Aspect, 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. [DRL]
Sheree Renée Thomas
born Memphis, Tennessee: 30 September 1972
- Shotgun Lullabies: Stories & Poems (Seattle, Washington: Aqueduct Press, 2011) [coll: pb/John Biggers]
- Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (Seattle, Washington: Aqueduct Press, 2011) [coll: pb/Joseph Eze]
- Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Nashville, Tennessee: Third Man Books, 2020) [coll: pb/]
works as editor
- Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (New York: Warner Aspect, 2000) as Sheree R Thomas [anth: Dark Matter: hb/Franco Accornero]
- Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (New York: Warner Aspect, 2004) as Sheree R Thomas [anth: Dark Matter: hb/Daniel Minter]
about the author
- Jenn Brissett. "Creating Dark Matter: An Interview with Sheree Renée Thomas" (February 2009 Strange Horizons) [mag/]
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