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Imagining Future Histories: Black Speculative Fiction

This guide is to complement the book display for Black History Month. Featured are Black & African American writers in the Science Fiction community and major important works in this area.

About Octavia Butler

"Octavia Estelle Butler (b. 1947-d. 2006) was an American science fiction writer, one of the best known among the few African-American women in the field. She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant. Known for her Patternists series, Xenogenesis series, and Parable series."

Source: Goodreads 

Photo: Goodreads

Featured works on display

Interview with Octavia

Octavia Butler: Science Future, Science Fiction. This interview is a clip from a panel discussion delivered at UCLA in 2002. Source: YouTube