Remembering Octavia Butler & Examining Diversity in Science Fiction

octaviaFebruary 24, 2015 – Segment 2

To honor science fiction writer Octavia Butler, who died on February 24, 2006, we 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 Fantasy; adrienne maree brown, co-editor of  Octavia’s Brood, sci-fi writer, and Emergent Strategy facilitator; K Tempest Bradford, speculative fiction writer, media critic, gadget head, and board member of the Carl Brandon Society, an organization 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

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