Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

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ISBN-13: 9781849352093
Publisher: AK Press
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 285
Sales rank: 176,736
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Walidah Imarisha: Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, educator and spoken word artist. She is the author of the collection of poetry Scars/Stars. Imarisha has also facilitated writing workshops, for students in grades three through twelve, in community centers, youth detention facilities, and women’s prisons.

Adrienne Maree Brown is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing science fiction in Detroit. She has also received a 2013 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Award to run a series of Octavia Butler based science fiction writing workshops. Adrienne has helped launch a loose network of Octavia Butler and Emergent Strategy Reading Groups for people interested in reading Octavia’s work from a political and strategic framework, and is building with Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network on other ways of extending Butler’s work.

Table of Contents

Birth of a Revolution: Preface to Octavia’s Brood by Sheree Renee Thomas
Introduction by Walidah Imarisha
Revolution Shuffle by Bao Phi
The Token Superhero by David Walker
The River by adrienne maree brown
Evidence by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Black Angel by Walidah Imarisha
The Long Memory by Morrigan Phillips
Small and Bright by Autumn Brown
Sol by Alixa Garcia
Southing by Mia Mingus
Lalibela by Gabriel Teodros
Little Brown Mouse by Tunde Oluniran
Sanford and Sun by Otabenga Jones and Associates
Blackout Runway by Tara Betts
Kafka’s Last Laugh by Vagabond
22XX: One Shot by Jelani Wilson
Manhunters excerpt by Kalamu ya Salaam
Aftermath excerpt by LeVar Burton
Fire on the Mountain excerpt by Terry Bisson
Homing Instinct by Dani McClain
children who fly by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Star Wars and the American Imagination by Mumia Abu-Jamal
The Only Lasting Truth by Tananarive Due

Epilogue by adrienne maree brown

Acknowledgements

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