Wild Seed

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263632
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As the acclaimed Patternist science fiction series begins, two immortals meet in the long-ago past—and mankind’s destiny is changed forever. For a thousand years, Doro has cultivated a small African village, carefully breeding its people in search of seemingly unattainable perfection. He survives through the centuries by stealing the bodies of others, a technique he has so thoroughly mastered that nothing on Earth can kill him. But when a gang of New World slavers destroys his village, ruining his grand experiment, Doro is forced to go west and begin anew. He meets Anyanwu, a centuries-old woman whose means of immortality are as kind as his are cruel. She is a shapeshifter, capable of healing with a kiss, and she recognizes Doro as a tyrant. Though many humans have tried to kill them, these two demi-gods have never before met a rival. Now they begin a struggle that will last centuries and permanently alter the nature of humanity. Hugo and Nebula award–winning author Octavia E. Butler’s sweeping cross-century epic places her “among the best of contemporary SF writers” (Houston Chronicle). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Anarchism Sexuality

Author: Jamie Heckert
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136808361
Size: 15,92 MB
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Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived as a book that aims to question, subvert and overflow authoritarian divisions between the personal and political; between sexual desires categorised as heterosexual or homosexual; between seemingly mutually exclusive activism and scholarship; between forms of expression such as poetry and prose; and between disciplinary categories of knowledge. Anarchism & Sexuality seeks to achieve this by suggesting connections between ethics, relationships and power, three themes that run throughout. The key objectives of the book are: to bring fresh anarchist perspectives to debates around sexuality; to make a queer and feminist intervention within the most recent wave of anarchist scholarship; and to make a queerly anarchist contribution to social justice literature, policy and practice. By mingling prose and poetry, theory and autobiography, it constitutes a gathering place to explore the interplay between sexual and social transformation.This book will be of use to those interested in anarchist movements, cultural studies, critical legal theory, gender studies, and queer and sexuality studies.

Seed To Harvest

Author: Octavia E. Butler
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472214714
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The most manipulative minds on earth are establishing a new world order... The complete Patternist series - the acclaimed science fiction epic of a world transformed by a secret race of telepaths and their devastating rise to power. Includes the novels Wild Seed, Mind of my Mind, Clay's Ark, Patternmaster. The 'grand dame of science fiction' and multi-award-winning author, Octavia E. Butler will enthral fans of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad. '[Her] evocative, often troubling, novels explore far-reaching issues of race, sex, power and, ultimately, what it means to be human' New York Times 'One of the most significant literary artists of the 20th century' Junot Diaz The Patternist series, collected here in one edition, chart an epic secret history that's roots lie in the dawn of civilization, and whose tangled branches reach far into our future. It begins when two immortals meet. Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts; Anyanwu can change her very shape, absorbing bullets as easily as she can heal with a kiss. Their relationship, albeit as marked by hate as by love, will change the world. After years of selected breeding, their 'Patternists' are becoming increasing harder to control, and harder to hide from society. They will eventually bring humanity to the brink of extinction and beyond, into a nightmare that Doro and Anyanwu could never have anticipated. What readers are saying about SEED TO HARVEST: 'Could not put it down. This is science fiction at its very best' 'The concepts are breathtakingly ambitious, with wonderfully complex and realistic characters. Outstanding' 'Butler has created, in the four novels, a rich world of compelling depth and scope'

The Bloomsbury Handbook To Octavia E Butler

Author: Gregory J. Hampton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350079642
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Octavia E. Butler is widely recognized today as one of the most important figures in contemporary science fiction. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars and covering Butler's complete works from the bestselling novel Kindred, to her short stories and major novel sequences Patternmaster, Xenogenesis and The Parables, this is the most comprehensive Companion to Butler scholarship available today. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler covers the full range of contemporary scholarly themes and approaches to the author's work, including: · Cyborgs and the posthuman · Race and African American history · Afrofuturism · Gender and sexuality · New perspectives from Religious Studies, the Environmental Humanities and Disability Studies · New discoveries from the Butler archives at the Huntington Library The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of works by Butler and secondary scholarship on her work as well as an afterword by the novelist Tananarive Due.

Octavia E Butler

Author: Gerry Canavan
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252099109
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I began writing about power because I had so little, Octavia E. Butler once said. Butler's life as an African American woman--an alien in American society and among science fiction writers--informed the powerful works that earned her an ardent readership and acclaim both inside and outside science fiction. Gerry Canavan offers a critical and holistic consideration of Butler's career. Drawing on Butler's personal papers, Canavan tracks the false starts, abandoned drafts, tireless rewrites, and real-life obstacles that fed Butler's frustrations and launched her triumphs. Canavan departs from other studies to approach Butler first and foremost as a science fiction writer working within, responding to, and reacting against the genre's particular canon. The result is an illuminating study of how an essential SF figure shaped themes, unconventional ideas, and an unflagging creative urge into brilliant works of fiction.

Tools Of Their Tools

Author: Krzysztof Majer
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443811416
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The book explores the role of communication technologies in American cultural practice over the last 150 years. Communication technologies are here understood to include audio and visual reproduction technologies, analogue telecommunications such as traditional telephony, radio and television broadcasts, digital telecommunications, computer-mediated communications, telegraphy, and computer networks. The study of the impact of such technologies is a way to explore the various flows and tensions of American culture. How has American society molded communication technologies? How have they, in turn, shaped American history? Are Americans still, in the words of Thoreau, "tools of their tools"? More so or less than during the philosopher's Walden days? How do America's cultural, ethical, and economic assumptions determine and limit the ways in which telecommunications function in American society? Fascinating questions abound.

Contemporary Authors New Revision

Author: Gale Group
Editor: Contemporary Authors New Revis
ISBN: 9780787620349
Size: 16,80 MB
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This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism. Writers appearing in this volume include: Martin Amis Jose Donoso Thor Heyerdahl Katie Roiphe

Luminescent Threads Connections To Octavia E Butler

Author: Alexandra Pierce
Editor: Twelfth Planet Press
ISBN: 1922101435
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Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia E. Butler, a pioneer of the science fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour. Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction. Follow the luminescent threads that connect Octavia E. Butler and her body of work to the many readers and writers who have found inspiration in her words, and the complex universes she created.

Changing Bodies In The Fiction Of Octavia Butler

Author: Gregory Jerome Hampton
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739137895
Size: 11,30 MB
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Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler is the first monograph of literary criticism invested in examining the complete body of fiction produced by Octavia Butler. This book interrogates Butler's feminist/postmodern/black woman's science fiction from an interdisciplinary perspective while maintaining its capacity to translate/extrapolate some of the most esoteric theories in modern thought.

Domestic Abuse In The Novels Of African American Women

Author: Heather Duerre Humann
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476616418
Size: 19,50 MB
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The literary tradition begun by Zora Neale Hurston in the 1930s has since flourished and taken new directions with a diverse body of fiction by more contemporary African-American women writers. This book examines the treatment of domestic violence in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, Gayl Jones’s Corregidora, Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Linden Hills, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Love, Terry McMillan’s Mama and A Day Late and a Dollar Short, and Octavia Butler’s Seed to Harvest. These novels have given voice to oppressed and abused women. The aims of this work are threefold: to examine how female African American novelists portray domestic abuse; to outline how literary depictions of domestic violence are responsive to cultural and historical forces; and to explore the literary tradition of novels that deal with domestic abuse within the African American community.