If you’re looking for speculative fiction with strong world-building and deep underlying themes, you are in luck. Octavia Butler paved the way for the impressive wave of black speculative fiction and Afrofuturism
, the movement that centers works of science fiction, futurism, and fantasy in black history and culture. Her works are a call to action for justice, and scores of talented authors have taken up the cause in her stead. Authors are able to examine very real injustices in our world with fantastic elements and environments.