Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler wrote about a zealot who promised to “Make America great again.” Sound familiar?
In anticipation of her "Black Magic" exhibition, curator Niama Safia Sandy shares some of her favorite writers, artists and musicians contributing to the Afrofuturist vision.
Last week I learned that one of my friends has been selected as the new president of Washington State University. That, of course, made me wonder about the women associated with the Evergreen State through its history.
"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers
We're not trying to create a new generation of programmers and scientists. We're empowering a generation of women with the skills they need to make their own futures and the confidence to dream big and see alternatives to the way we live today.
Danai Gurira is multi-talented acting force of nature, super-fabulous in bringing such emotional depth to her role on The Walking Dead. Her performance is the kind we have not seen lately, in the sci-fi drama genre or, frankly, any other genre.
In describing Butler's importance to him, Burton noted that seeing her depictions of black characters in sci-fi settings
In case you've ever looked at the whitewashed array of dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that line the shelves and asked yourself, "Do people of color survive the apocalypse?" the answer is yes. Read these books.
First published in Publishers Weekly This week: an author who can do seemingly anything with words, a Florida to Alaska road