60+ South African Science Fiction Writers

Interested in reading and discovering South African sci fi? Browse through the list of South African science fiction writers and get a unique taste of the futuristic and otherworldly.


What is South African science fiction?

As mentioned in Geoff Ryman’s 100 African Writers of SFF: Part Six in Strange Horizons Magazine.


South African Science Fiction Books:

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South African Science Fiction Short Stories:

Branded, 2003 in SL Magazine (Student Life Magazine)
by Lauren Beukes


God is Dead So Smile, 2006 in Chimurenga: Conversation In Luanda & Other Graphic Stories
by Nikhil Singh


Poison, 2007 in African Pens
by Henrietta Rose-Innes


The Map and the Territory, 2008 in Chimurenga: Dr Satan’s Echo Chamber
by James Sey and Minnette Vári


Lunar Voices (On the Solar Wind), 2010 in Redstone Science Fiction
by Nick Wood


Twittering Machines, 2011 in The ePocalypse: emails at the end
by Blaize Kaye


The Immaculate Particle, 2011 in Jurassic London: Stories of the Apocalypse
by Charlie Human


Postapocalypse, 2011 in Jurassic London: Stories of the Apocalypse
by Sam Wilson


Inspector Bucket Investigates, 2012 in Jurassic London: Stories of the Smoke
by Sarah Lotz


New Mzanzi, 2012 in AfroSF
by Ashley Jacobs


Five Sets of Hands, 2012 in AfroSF
by Cristy Zinn


Angel Song, 2012 in AfroSF
by Dave-Brendon de Burgh


The Trial, 2012 in AfroSF
by Joan De La Haye


Closing Time, 2012 in AfroSF
by Liam Kruger


Heresy, 2012 in AfroSF
by Mandisi Nkomo


Claws and Savages, 2012 in AfroSF
by Martin Stokes


Brandy City, 2012 in AfroSF
by Mia Arderne


PlanetX, 2012 in AfroSF
by S.A. Partridge


Terms & Conditions Apply, 2012 in AfroSF
by Sally-Ann Murray


We’ll Always Be Here, 2013 in Jurassic London: The Lowest Heaven
by S.L. Grey (Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg)


Leatherman, 2014 in Terra Incognita: Short Story Day Africa
by Diane Awerbuck


Esomnesia, 2014 in Terra Incognita: Short Story Day Africa
by Phillip Steyn


The Carthagion, 2014 in Terra Incognita: Short Story Day Africa
by Sarah Jane Woodward


Journal of a DNA Pirate, 2016 in Imagine Africa 500
by Stephen Embleton


Xaua-Khoe, 2016 in Imagine Africa 500
by Catherine Shepherd


North of Urtwirth, Unconfessed – 2016 in Orthogonal: Code
by Amy Power Jansen


Front Row, Centre – 2016 in Jurassic London: Extinction Event
by Joe Vas


The Interview, 2016 in One Hundred Voices
by Sergio Pereira


Saudade – 2017 in Helios Quarterly
by Jason Mykl Snyman


Behind The Wall – 2018 in Transnational Arts Production
by Toby Bennett


Per Annum – 2018 in ID: New Short Fiction from Africa
by
Mpho Phalwane


An American Refugee – 2018 in Cast of Wonders, Artemis Rising
by
Tiah Beautement


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