[PDF] Download ✓ Conversations with Octavia Butler : by Octavia E. Butler Conseula Francis [PDF] Download ✓ Conversations with Octavia Butler : by Octavia E. Butler Conseula Francis - Conversations with Octavia Butler, Conversations with Octavia Butler Octavia Butler spent the majority of her prolific career as the only major black female author of science fiction Winner of both the Nebula and Hugo Awards as well as a MacArthur genius gran

  • Title: Conversations with Octavia Butler
  • Author: Octavia E. Butler Conseula Francis
  • ISBN: 9781604732764
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Download ✓ Conversations with Octavia Butler : by Octavia E. Butler Conseula Francis, Conversations with Octavia Butler, Octavia E. Butler Conseula Francis, Conversations with Octavia Butler Octavia Butler spent the majority of her prolific career as the only major black female author of science fiction Winner of both the Nebula and Hugo Awards as well as a MacArthur genius grant the first for a science fiction writer Butler created worlds that challenged notions of race sex gender and humanity Whether in the postapocalyptic future of t

Conversations with Octavia Butler

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  1. I purposely took a long time to finish this book This collection of interviews is like the closest I ll ever get to hearing or seeing Octavia Butler in person, so I dragged it out, not wanting it to end My biggest critique is that there is some repetition, and a narrow focus there isn t as much material about the Patternmaster books or Lilith s Brood Her popular books, the Parables and Kindred, get most of the attention My other critique is really not about the book, but about NPR interviewers [...]


  2. Originally posted at The BiblioSanctumI have to thank my friend Tracie for recommending Octavia E Butler to me I started with her Xenogenesis trilogy, and have been slowly building my collection since Every time I read a book by Ms Butler, I find myself wishing I could get inside the her mind Her works are so far from the typical science fiction, dystopian stories and they share the constant theme of forcing us to question our humanity and society and the rules we adhere to and the many, many pr [...]


  3. The closest I will ever get to talking to Octavia E Butler myself Certainly if you read this collection straight through a bunch of interviews will seem repetitive, as the interviewers all ask shades of the same question But nevertheless, wonderful read for an Butler fan.


  4. I am always happy to read by and about Butler These interviews were a treat to read I especially liked the interview with Charles Rowell, 1997 The interview with Juan Williams NPR, 2000 was painfully awkward to read He clearly did not know a lot about her works and even got one of her book titles wrong, ouch


  5. For anyone who is a fan of Butler s writing or simply wants to know about this wonderful and inspiring writer, this book is a fascinating read It collects interviews done with her over a span of decades, and each interview is well worth the read.


  6. Extended reading for Butler completists Reprints of every interview or public group discussion Butler had A fair amount of redundancy due the common set of questions asked The best were the group discussions whether general themes were explored.


  7. Thank you, auntie Octavia I don t feel I have any particular literary talent at all It was what I wanted to do, and I followed what I wanted to do.


  8. This compilation of interviews with Octavia Butler from the 1990s through just before her death in 2006 reminded me of her overall brilliance Her remarks about the environment, sociobiology, entrenched hierarchies and catastrophic one upsmanship are eerily relevant today.Conversations With Octavia Butler is a powerful tool for becoming acquainted with the individual and her writing I was fortunate enough to have seen her at the 2004 BEA in Chicago and reading this book makes me wish I d overcome [...]


  9. Octavia Butler is a fascinating woman From the short article on Wikepedia on her and her lovely and intriguing bio at the back of every book she s written there s been a shortage of information on one of America s greatest writers This book is the closest will ever get to knowing the genius, playfulness, knowledge, and pain that composes Octavia Butler If your a writer, the book is full of encouraging advice from Butler A must have for all Octavia Butler fans.


  10. I enjoyed all of these interviews for the most part However, since clusters of these interviews were done during the same time period the interviews often are redundant So if you read one around the time of kindred you basically read all the interviews from that time period Otherwise, glad to have it around Her work certainly showcases her brilliance as do these interviews Long live Octavia Butler


  11. I truly recommend this collection of interviews Conseula Francis has gathered a variety of sources who open up Ms Butler in different ways from 1980 2006 While I ve never had the gift of knowing Ms Butler, I feel like every page allowed me to spend time with her wisdom in ways that go beyond her books I am truly grateful for this gift.


  12. Reading this book is like having a conversation with Octavia Butler When I am working on a creative project, I can flip to any page and get inspiration I feel her words come alive Amazing woman I wish I had a chance to meet her while she was alive This book gives so much insight into her stories and life A must read for all Octavia Butler fans


  13. I actually loved how repetitive this was The anecdotes and explanations she gave repeatedly were clearly important to her, and I won t forget them It also gives great insight into the kinds of questions she had to field repeatedly as the only prominent black woman SF writer for so long Her patience needed to be immense She seems very shy, kind, and thoughtful.



  14. The book is a series of reprinted interviews with Octavia Butler, so some of the information is repeated throughout Still, it was an enjoyable read I definitely want to read her novels now.


  15. One of my diversebooks recommendations I tweeted about this book at length, this is the beginning of my thread.



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