mystery. Considered by some an expert in Afrofuturism, he is a self-described lifelong sci-fi nerd. His interest in the topic began as a tween before the term Afrofuturism was even coined. As a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science, as were Samuel R. Delany, and Neil de Grasse Tyson, he was in good company to have his interests cultivated.
Originally from New York City, Glenn Parris is an alumnus of The Bronx High School for Science, Fordham University and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine.
Parris migrated south to escape the cold and snow, but this Emory Medicine alum fell in love with the southern charms found in the state of Georgia, and within his wife, Carla. He joined the Atlanta Writers Club in 2011 and credits much of his growth as a writer to that organization’s support and activities.
He enjoys writing cross-genre in medical mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction. His debut novel, The Renaissance of Aspirin, is the first in The Jack Wheaton Mystery series. He was part of the all star cast of authors for Marvel’s Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda with the short story “The Underside of Darkness”. His latest full length work was released in May 2022 titled Dragon’s Heir: The Efilu Legacy.
Parris encompasses his own dichotomy of physician by day incorporating that scientific outlook into his creative works. As one of the too few African-American men practicing medicine, his unique perspective makes the stories he writes compelling, and makes him an engaging speaker on various topics.