The Radical Vision of Octavia Butler

Author and activist adrienne maree brown discusses with Julie and Eve how the principles of science fiction--and particularly the work of Octavia E. Butler--can help shape movements for social change. adrienne is co-editor of the anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements and co-host of “Octavia’s Parables,” which was recently named a Best New Podcasts of 2020 by The New York Times. She is also the author of Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, a New York Times bestseller; Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds; and We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice.




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


Like [Octavia] Butler's fiction, this collection is cartography, a map to freedom.—dream hampton, filmmaker and Visiting Artist at Stanford University’s Institute for Diversity in the Arts



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adrienne maree brown

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, by adrienne maree brown

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, by adrienne maree brown

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds, by adrienne maree brown

We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, by adrienne maree brown

Octavia’s Parables, co-hosted by adrienne maree brown and Toshi Reagon

How to Survive the End of the world, co-hosted by adrienne maree brown and Autumn Brown

Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Talents, by Octavia E. Butler

Bloodchild and Other Stories, by Octavia E. Butler

Wild Seed, by Octavia E. Butler

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Walidah Imarisha

Nick Obolensky

Sadie Nash

Grace Lee Boggs

Dr. Kinohi Nishikawa (Ep. 18)

Nancy Pearl and Jeff Schwager (Ep. 27)

Mark Oshiro (Ep. 33)

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

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