Octavia Butler

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Google Doodle Honors Octavia E. Butler

The author broke race and gender barriers in sci-fi literature and tackled discrimination and identity themes in her work. 

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4 Questions With Ava DuVernay, 'Wrinkle in Time' Director and National Treasure

The director talks to Colorlines about the social justice and equity themes in “A Wrinkle in Time” and what she hopes viewers will do when they leave the theater.

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A New 'Dawn' Emerges With Ava DuVernay's Upcoming Octavia Butler Adaptation

DuVernay, Victoria Mahoney and Charles D. King round out the all-Black creative team developing the first book in Butler’s “Lilith’s Brood” trilogy into a television series.

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READ: 'Kindred' Graphic Novel Illustrator on the Difficulty of Adapting the Classic Book

John Jennings illustrated the upcoming graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic “Kindred,” which debuts January 10. 

'While There is Despair, I Am Not Hopeless'

An interview with writer and activist adrienne maree brown about self care, action and how the late, great Octavia Butler predicted this political moment.

Octavia Spencer's 'Scary Bitch' Ads Taken Off L.A. Buses

The ads appeared on 190 buses.

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Octavia Butler

The sci-fi writer made her mark on and off the page.

Notes From Octavia Butler's Unfinished Trilogy

One literary scholar gives us a sneak peek.

Octavia Butler's Message to the Grassroots

A group of progressive organizers want to take Octavia Butler’s lessons from the page and into the streets.

Octavia's Brood Wants to Bring You Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements

Science fiction has a lot to do with social justice organizing, and a group of writers is out to prove the point with a new anthology.

Linking Citizens United to Octavia Butler's Science Fiction

Activists find inspiration in debate over corporate lobbying.