For our April HerStory, we are heading to some other-worldly reading with NK Jemisin, who is widely considered to be the best of the best in science fiction. She's a best-seller, an award-winner (she won 3 Hugo awards in a row, for all three books from her Broken Earth Trilogy), and is a MacArthur Genius. She's also an all-around badass who centers Black voices in her stories and stands up to racists in the sci-fi community.
Jemisin's writing is considered both sci-fi and speculative fiction. Her world-building is full, brutal, and beautiful; it often comes to her in dreams.