Sheree Renée Thomas

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Stories from an Ancient Future

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Shotgun Lullabies by Sheree Renee Thomas





There’s so much here -- and in the best possible way. I highly recommend you read Sheree Renée Thomas’ Nine Bar Blues. If you like Octavia Butler’s Parable duology, Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar, or the poetry of Sonia Sanchez you’ll love this collection.

Mara Mathews

Quail Ridge Books

We are honored to announce that authors Sheree Renée Thomas and Malka Older will host the 2021 Hugo Awards Ceremony, to be held at DisCon III.

DisCon III

August 3, 2020

World Fantasy Awards 2020 finalists announced.
Kacen Callender, Rivers Solomon, Nisi Shawl, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Sheree Renée Thomas are finalists for the World Fantasy Awards 2020 announced on July 27, 2020.

World Fantasy Awards℠ 2020
2020 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Rowena Morrill
Karen Joy Fowler



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Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and editor. Her work is inspired by myth and folklore, natural science and Mississippi Delta conjure. Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, May 2020) is her fiction debut. She is also the author of two multigenre/hybrid collections, Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (Aqueduct Press July 2016), longlisted for the 2016 Otherwise Award and honored with a Publishers Weekly Starred Review and Shotgun Lullabies (Aqueduct January 2011). She edited the World Fantasy-winning groundbreaking black speculative fiction anthologies, Dark Matter (2000 and 2004) and is the first to introduce W.E.B. Du Bois’s science fiction short stories.  Her work is widely anthologized and appears in The Big Book of Modern Fantasy edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer (Vintage, 2020). She is the Associate Editor of the historic Black arts literary journal, Obsidian. She was recently honored as a 2020 World Fantasy Award Finalist in the Special Award – Professional category for contributions to the genre.


Upcoming Events

  • City Lights Books and Third Man Books Present an online event with Sheree Renée Thomas
    Oct 21, 2020, 9:00 PM EDT
    Online Event
    Third Man Books and City Lights Books announce an online event. Join us for an evening w/ author Robert Gordon, artist Alison Mosshart, & author Sheree Renée Thomas, reading from their new books followed by a Q&A.
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy Author Workshop with Sheree Renee Thomas
    Sep 17, 2020, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Workshop
    Scuppernong Books Presents a one hour Zoom author workshop with Sheree Renee Thomas. Get one copy of her new book Nine Bar Blues, and a custom signed Nine Bar Blues broadside from Third Man Books!
  • Faith Adiele, Sheree Renée Thomas, Hope Wabuke, CPIII: Fall 2020
    Sep 12, 2020, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Zoom Gathering
    Babylon Salon presents a special online performance featuring Faith Adiele, Sheree Renée Thomas and Hope Wabuke,


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