Articles tagged octavia butler

Eight Great Speculative Fiction Novels by Women

Sci-fi is a popular and well-read genre, but its critical importance as a genre for women and authors of color is often overlooked, these eight excellent examples included.

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Envisioning a Better Future: Octavia Estelle Butler, 1947–2006

Octavia Butler’s work offers us a future that is different from the other visions we usually see in popular culture. Her future takes into account identity and culture, power and empowerment.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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