science-fiction

Octavia Butler
Under the Radar

Octavia Butler’s books call into question the notion held tight by many dystopian novels of today: The future is violent, oppressive and predominantly white. Butler, whose work earned her a MacArthur Genius Grant, had a different take on science-fiction – one that talks about race and community and a hopeful future. We discuss the recent resurgence and adaptations of her work.
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