Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler

edited by Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal

ISBN: 978-1-922101-42-6 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-1-922101-43-3 (ebk)

To be published in June 2017


Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia Butler, a pioneer of the science fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour.

Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction. Follow the luminescent threads that connect Octavia Butler and her body of work to the many readers and writers who have found inspiration in her words, and the complex universes she created.

Rasha Abdulhadi   Raffaella Baccolini  Moya Bailey  Steven Barnes  Michele Tracy Berger  Tara Betts  Lisa Bennett Bolekaja  Mary Elizabeth Burroughs  K Tempest Bradford  Cassandra Brennan  Jennifer Marie Brissett  Stephanie Burgis  Christopher Caldwell  Gerry Canavan  Joyce Chng  Indra Das  L Timmel Duchamp  Sophia Echavarria  Tuere TS Ganges  Stephen R Gold  Jewelle Gomez  Kate Gordon  Rebecca J Holden  Tiara Janté  Valjeanne Jeffers  Alex Jennings  Alaya Dawn Johnson  Kathleen Kayembe  Hunter Liguore  Karen Lord  ZM Quỳnh  Asata Radcliffe  Aurelius Raines II  Cat Rambo  Nisi Shawl  Jeremy Sim  Amanda Emily Smith  Cat Sparks  Elizabeth Stephens  Rachel Swirsky  Bogi Takács  Sheree Renée  Thomas Jeffrey  Allen Tucker  Brenda Tyrrell  Paul Weimer  Ben H Winters  K Ceres Wright  Hoda Zaki

Luminescent Threads also includes reprints of articles that have appeared in various forums, like SF Studies, exploring different aspects of Butler’s work.


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