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.