Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

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Whenever we envision a world without battle, without jails, without capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and lobbyists envision, and attempt to create, such worlds constantly. Walidah Imarisha as well as adrienne maree brown have brought twenty of them together in the first anthology of narratives to discover the links between radical speculative fiction and motions for social adjustment. The visionary tales of Octavia's Brood span genressci-fi, dream, horror, enchanting realismbut all are unified by an effort to infuse a healthy and balanced dosage of imagination and also innovation right into our political technique and to try on brand-new means of recognizing ourselves, the globe around us, and all the selves and globes that can be. The collection is finished off with essays by Tananarive Due and also Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a beginning by Sheree Renée Thomas.

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" Those concerned with justice and also freedom must always convince the mass of individuals that a far better world is possible. Our work starts with speculative fictions that discharge culture's creativity and also its desire for adjustment. In adrienne maree brownish and also Walidah Imarisha's visionary fertilization, and by its activist-artists' usually stunning acts of imaginative beginning, Octavia's Brood creates wonderful thinking as well as damn good reading. The rest will certainly be up to us." Jeff Chang, author of Who We Be: The Colorization of America

Traditional exclamatory expressions don't resemble capturing the significance of exactly what we have here in Octavia's Brood. One component sacred message, one component social movement handbook, one component diary of our future selves informing us, It's mosting likely to be okay, maintain functioning, maintain caring.' Our extreme imaginations are under siege and also this message is the rescue objective. It is the brand-new cornerstone of every class I instruct on inequality, justice, and social change … This is the text we've been waiting for." Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and also author of People's Science: Bodies and also Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier

" Octavia once told me that 2 things stressed her regarding the future of humankind: The propensity to think hierarchically, as well as the tendency to position ourselves higher on the power structure than others. I assume she would certainly be humbled beyond words that the fine, thoughtful authors in this quantity have actually recognized her with their hearts and also minds. Which in calling for us to consider that ordered structure, they are not walking in her darkness, nor standing on her shoulders, yet marching at her side." Steven Barnes, writer of Lion's Blood

Never ever has one publication so thoroughly realized the dream of its namesake. Octavia's Brood is the kids of 2 lovers of Octavia Butler and their idea in her dream that sci-fi is for everybody … Butler might not want far better evidence of her touch transforming our literary and also living landscapes. Have fun with these youngsters, reviewed these jobs, as well as locate the children in you waiting to settle under the stars!" Moya Bailey and Ayana Jamieson, Octavia E. Butler Legacy

Like [Octavia] Butler's fiction, this collection is cartography, a map to freedom." desire hampton, filmmaker as well as Visiting Artist at Stanford University's Institute for Diversity in the Arts

Walidah Imarisha is a writer, organizer, instructor, and also talked word musician. She is the writer of the verse collectionScars/Stars and facilitates creating workshops at institutions, recreation center, youth detention centers, and women's jails.

adrienne maree brownish is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing sci-fi in Detroit, Michigan. She got a 2013 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Award to run a series of Octavia Butlerbased creating workshops.

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