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Imagining Future Histories: Black Speculative Fiction

This guide is to complement the book display for Black History Month. Featured are Black & African American writers in the Science Fiction community and major important works in this area.

About Geoffrey Thorne

Current me.png"Geoffrey Thorne is an American novelist and screenwriter. Thorne was born in the United States and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. After winning Second Prize in Simon & Schuster's sixth annual Strange New Worlds anthology with his story "The Soft Room," he went on to publish more stories in several media tie-in anthologies as well as the Star Trek: Titan novel Sword of Damocles.

As a screenwriter, Thorne has worked with Disney, Cartoon Network, STARZ, developing various properties. His TV work includes BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN & OMNIVERSE, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and the hit TNT series', LEVERAGE and THE LIBRARIANS.
Thorne is the co-founder and writing partner in GENRE 19, a studio he formed with artist Todd Harris in 2008." - Goodreads

Thorne is also the creator of the Mosaic comic book series. He is also working on a new project, called the Winterman Project - a small press and workshop space to produce his own work such as shorts, comics, and ebooks. (

Interview with Geoffrey Thorne