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Octavia Butler’s 1979 bio is an object lesson in writing author bios.

Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Review of Books published a fairly wild essay by Miguel Esteban who, at the tender age of 14, commissioned a now-famous essay on race in science fiction from Octavia Butler. The whole piece is worth a read (the gall of teenage boys! the grace of Octavia!) but... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-07-26 13:40:52 UTC ]
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How women conquered the world of fiction

From Sally Rooney to Raven Leilani, female novelists have captured the literary zeitgeist, with more buzz, prizes and bestsellers than men. But is this cultural shift something to celebrate or rectify?In March, Vintage, one of the UK’s largest literary fiction divisions, announced the five debut... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-16 06:00:48 UTC ]
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Octavia Butler's legacy celebrated at Barbican feminist literary festival

The legacy of science fiction author Octavia Butler is to be explored at the Barbican's New Suns feminist literary festival this month. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-04 07:24:31 UTC ]
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Take a Tour of Octavia Butler’s Favorite Libraries

The interactive map features photographs of the Kindred author's book call slips, writing notebooks, personal journals and more. The post Take a Tour of Octavia Butler’s Favorite Libraries appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2020-11-25 21:30:44 UTC ]
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Harlan Ellison's The Last Dangerous Visions may finally be published, after five-decade wait

Sci-fi anthology stalled since 1974 will be produced by executor, screenwriter J Michael Straczynski, adding stories by today’s big-name SF writersIt is the great white whale of science fiction: an anthology of stories by some of the genre’s greatest names, collected in the early 1970s by Harlan... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-16 14:38:59 UTC ]
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Octavia Butler has finally made the New York Times Best Seller list.

Why aren’t there more Science Fiction Black writers? There aren’t because there aren’t. What we don’t see, we assume can’t be. What a destructive assumption. —Octavia E. Butler, in Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories.   A small good thing amid the unrelenting horror: This week, almost fifty... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-03 16:37:21 UTC ]
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New editions of six Stanisław Lem books place the sci-fi icon back in the spotlight.

This month, science fiction fans and Solaris lovers everywhere have cause to celebrate: six newly-illustrated editions of work by the late Polish author Stanisław Lem (1921-2006) are being published by The MIT Press. Lem’s influence on science fiction has been compared to that of authors like... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-20 16:57:37 UTC ]
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