A list of science fiction and fantasy books by authors of colour that are coming out in April 2021.
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1. I'm Waiting For You And Other Stories by Kim Bo-young
"In this mind-expanding work of speculative fiction, available in English for the first time, one of South Korea's most treasured writers explores the driving forces of humanity - love, hope, creation, destruction, and the very meaning of existence - in two pairs of thematically interconnected stories."
2. The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
"Westworld meets Warcross in this high-stakes, dizzyingly smart sci-fi about a teen girl navigating an afterlife in which she must defeat an AI entity intent on destroying humanity, from award-winning author Akemi Dawn Bowman."
3. Oculta by Maya Motayne
"After joining forces to save Castallan from an ancient magical evil, Alfie and Finn haven’t seen each other in months. Alfie is finally stepping up to his role as heir and preparing for an International Peace Summit, while Finn is travelling and revelling in her newfound freedom from Ignacio."
4. Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart
"This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes."
5. Folklorn by Angela Mi Young Hur
"A genre-defying, continents-spanning saga of Korean myth, scientific discovery, and the abiding love that binds even the most broken of families."
6. Dream Country by Ashaye Brown
"The dysfunctional triplet gods of Sleep, Dreams and Nightmares are kept separate by the deadly Gates of Horn and Ivory. Only one fact keeps them tightly bound: each of them is a suspect in their mother’s murder. "