Welcome to 2020: A Return to Octavia Butler

3683350057131606955We’re back in 2020 with a look at one of the authors who inspired this whole project: Octavia Butler. In this brand new episode we return to and build on our very first discussion of her amazing works Parable of the Sower (1993) and Parable of the Talents (1998). This time we add our reflections on one of her most famous, and most intense novels, Kindred (1979). A powerful voice in science fiction, speculative fiction, and Afrofuturism, Octavia Butler should be read by anyone interested in transformational and liberatory movements.

For more about what Butler can mean to movements today, check out the anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Movements

Link to discussion on the unfinished Parable of the Trickster:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/theres-nothing-new-sun-new-suns-recovering-octavia-e-butlers-lost-parables/

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