Tananarive Due Presents 'Black to the Future:' The Octavia E. Butler Celebration of the Fantastic Arts
You may have missed this event, but you can still experience the celebration of a pioneer in the realm of social science fiction. Click the image, and see the panel discussion on how Octavia Butler influenced some of today's most prolific writers of speculative fiction.
Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), who won a MacArthur Genius Grant as well as Hugo and Nebula awards, was a pioneer and one of the nation’s most beloved standard bearers in the realm of social science fiction. Her novels, which include Kindred, Patternmaster and Parable of the Sower, are well-researched and deeply thoughtful meditations on power dynamics and community building between colliding populations of humans, mentally enhanced humans, and alien species. Her strong, complex heroines have resonated with readers for decades.