Conversations with Octavia Butler


The first collection of interviews with the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of Kindred, Parable of the Sower, Fledgling, and Bloodchild
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The first collection of interviews with the Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author of Kindred, Parable of the Sower, Fledgling, and Bloodchild
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604732764
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Series: Literary Conversations Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 996,352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Conseula Francis is associate professor of English and director of African American studies at the College of Charleston. Her work has been published in the Langston Hughes Review.

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Table of Contents


Sci-Fi Visions: An Interview with Octavia Butler Rosalie G. Harrison Harrison, Rosalie G. 3

An Interview with Octavia E. Butler Larry McCaffery McCaffery, Larry Jim McMenamin McMenamin, Jim 10

An Interview with Octavia E. Butler Randall Kenan Kenan, Randall 27

PW Interviews: Octavia E. Butler Lisa See See, Lisa 38

Sci-Fi Tales from Octavia E. Butler H. Jerome Jackson Jackson, H. Jerome 43

Interview with Octavia Butler Jelani Cobb Cobb, Jelani 49

"We Keep Playing the Same Record": A Conversation with Octavia Butler Stephen W. Potts Potts, Stephen W. 65

An Interview with Octavia E. Butler Charles Rowell Rowell, Charles 74

"Radio Imagination": Octavia Butler on the Poetics of Narrative Embodiment Marilyn Mehaffy Mehaffy, Marilyn Ana Louise Keating Keating, Ana Louise 98

Congratulations! You've Just Won $295,000: An Interview with Octavia Butler Joan Fry Fry, Joan 113

Octavia Butler Mike McGonigal McGonigal, Mike 134

Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany MIT Cultural Studies Project 142

Nebula Award Nominee Octavia Butler Is Expanding the Universe of Science-Fiction Readers Jane Burkitt Burkitt, Jane 158

Octavia Butler Juan Williams Williams, Juan 161

Octavia E. Butler: Persistence Charles Brown Brown, Charles 181

Essay on Racism Scott Simon Simon, Scott 189

Big Thinker Susan Stamberg Stamberg, Susan 193

The Lit Interview: Octavia Butler Daniel Burton-Rose Burton-Rose, Daniel 196

A Conversation with Octavia Butler Nick DiChario DiChario, Nick 206

Interview: Octavia E.Butler John C. Snider Snider, John C. 213

Octavia Butler's Kindred Turns Twenty-five Allison Keyes Keyes, Allison 219

Science Fiction WriterOctavia Butler on Race, Global Warming, and Religion Juan Gonzalez Gonzalez, Juan Amy Goodman Goodman, Amy 222

Interviewing the Oracle: Octavia Butler Kazembe Balagun Balagun, Kazembe 226

Index 229

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