8 Crucial Books for Fans of Octavia E. Butler to Read Now by Dianca Potts
This article has been published on the Signature website. It begins:
In Blood Child, the visionary Octavia E. Butler writes, “science fiction stimulates imagination and creativity. It gets the reader and writer off the beaten track, off the narrow, narrow footpath of what “everyone” is saying, doing, [or] thinking.” As perceptive and enduring as the worlds she conjured in each of her beloved novels, Butler’s dedication to expanding the human imagination has inspired countless readers, writers, and creatives alike. Since her debut in ‘76, Butler’s words have given us permission to envision new worlds and new solutions for building a brighter future. Her legacy continues on in Octavia’s Brood, John Edward Jennings’ graphic novel adaptation of Kindred, and Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King’s Macro and Victoria Mahoney’s forthcoming series based on Dawn.