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Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements (2015) — Toimittaja — 632 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
Sycorax's Daughters (2017) — Esipuhe — 41 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Scars/Stars (2013) 7 kappaletta

Associated Works

Another World Is Possible (2002) — Toimittaja — 72 kappaletta
Black Sci-Fi Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2021) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany (2015) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Women Invent the Future (2018) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Knaves: A Blackguards Anthology (2018) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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Portland, Oregon, USA



Science fiction is my favorite fiction genre. Mix in some visionary fiction and have it be written by someone who sees the world through an anticapitalist lens, and you have the recipe for Octavia’s Brood; a collection of short stories written by an array of “organizers and activists.” adrienne maree brown—who I’ve been a huge fan of for a long time—said, in the outro: “Science fiction is the perfect ‘exploring ground,’ as it gives us the opportunity to play with different outcomes and strategies before we have to deal with the real-world costs.” The world is fucked and reading visionary sci-fi helps me imagine some ways that could go.

I don’t think the writing in this book is the best, most captivating (though some is), and I like short stories even less when they’re sci-fi (that shit needs time to build a world for us), but it was definitely worth the read. I’ve read a lot of books that have referenced it and have been wanting to read it since it came out in 2015.

My favorite stories were: The Token Superhero by David F Walker, Black Angel by Walidah Imarisha, The Long Memory by Morrigan Phillips, and Kafka’s Last Laugh by Vagabond. There were only one or two that I really didn’t like. Check it out. It may still be on sale at AK Press or, if you live local, borrow it from me.
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bookonion | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 3, 2024 |
This had been sitting on my shelves unread for far too long because of my complicated feelings about anthologies, But once I finally picked this up, I was glad that I did. Like any anthology there were stories I loved and stories I failed to connect to, but the theme "exploring the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change" is something I was deeply into.

Favorite stories were "the river" by adrienne maree brown (I really need to read more of her work soon!) and Tananarive Due's essay on Octavia Butler.… (lisätietoja)
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greeniezona | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 19, 2023 |
Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. These visionary tales span genres—sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism—but all are united by an attempt to inject a healthy dose of imagination and innovation into our political practice and to try on new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. Also features essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a preface by Sheree Renée Thomas.

"Those concerned with justice and liberation must always persuade the mass of people that a better world is possible. Our job begins with speculative fictions that fire society's imagination and its desire for change. In adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha's visionary conception, and by its activist-artists' often stunning acts of creative inception, Octavia's Brood makes for great thinking and damn good reading. The rest will be up to us." —Jeff Chang, Who We Be: The Colorization of America

“Conventional exclamatory phrases don’t come close to capturing the essence of what we have here in Octavia’s Brood. One part sacred text, one part social movement manual, one part diary of our future selves telling us, ‘It’s going to be okay, keep working, keep loving.’ Our radical imaginations are under siege and this text is the rescue mission. It is the new cornerstone of every class I teach on inequality, justice, and social change....This is the text we’ve been waiting for.” —Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier

"Octavia once told me that two things worried her about the future of humanity: The tendency to think hierarchically, and the tendency to place ourselves higher on the hierarchy than others. I think she would be humbled beyond words that the fine, thoughtful writers in this volume have honored her with their hearts and minds. And that in calling for us to consider that hierarchical structure, they are not walking in her shadow, nor standing on her shoulders, but marching at her side." —Steven Barnes, Lion’s Blood

“Never has one book so thoroughly realized the dream of its namesake. Octavia's Brood is the progeny of two lovers of Octavia Butler and their belief in her dream that science fiction is for everybody.... Butler could not wish for better evidence of her touch changing our literary and living landscapes. Play with these children, read these works, and find the children in you waiting to take root under the stars!” —Moya Bailey and Ayana Jamieson, Octavia E. Butler Legacy

“Like [Octavia] Butler's fiction, this collection is cartography, a map to freedom.” —dream hampton, filmmaker and Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts

Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator, and spoken word artist. She is the author of the poetry collectionScars/Stars and facilitates writing workshops at schools, community centers, youth detention facilities, and women's prisons.

adrienne maree brown is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing science fiction in Detroit, Michigan. She received a 2013 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Award to run a series of Octavia Butler–based writing workshops.

-Amazon description
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CDJLibrary | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 9, 2023 |
When I walked into a local bookstore and saw an anthology of short stories inspired by and dedicated to Octavia Butler, I had to buy and read it immediately. And it did not disappoint! I love seeing the diverse and unique worlds the authors bring to life in each of the short stories. My only problem with this book is that I want most of the short stories to be full-length novels. The authors set up such interesting worlds and start the characters on amazing journeys that I want to see where the story takes them! Some of the stories don't need to be grown into full novels, but, I mean, I for sure wouldn't turn it down!!

I also loved the essays at the end. The one about Star Wars brings up some very good points that we should all probably be thinking about. And the essay about Change in Butler's works put something I'd been noticing and thinking about in coherent and easy to understand terms. It was also fantastic to read about Butler from someone who knew her when she was alive. RIP Octavia, but wherever you are, I hope you know your legacy lives on.
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BarnesBookshelf | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 29, 2023 |



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