From The Archives: Diversity In Science Fiction In Honor Of Octavia Butler

Octavia ButlerApril 14, 2015 – Segment 2

Do you like Social Justice, Science Fiction and Octavia Butler? Then you will love the discussions this morning, when we will be offering as premiums both Octavia Butler’s classic Kindred and Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Activists edited by adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha as the WEAA Spring Membership Campaign continues! Please call in and help us meet our goal: 410-319-8888. Or donate online (and please designate The Marc Steiner Show in the dropdown menu).

In honor of Octavia Butler, our guests examine diversity in the realm of Science Fiction, with: Ytasha L. Womack, author, filmmaker, and dancer, whose latest book is Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasyadrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood, sci-fi writer, and Emergent Strategy facilitator; K Tempest Bradford, speculative fiction writer, media critic, and board member of the Carl Brandon Society, dedicated to supporting and highlighting people of color in science fiction, fantasy, and horror media; and Jason T. Harris, author and editor of REDLINES: Baltimore 2028.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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