Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations
“I write about people who do extraordinary things. It just turned out that it was called science fiction.” - Octavia E. Butler
Octavia E. Butler's work broke innumerable barriers and helped open the field of science fiction to writers and readers it had never had before. As the first Black writer to win the coveted Nebula and Hugo Awards, her courage and vision left a peerless legacy for fans not just of science fiction, but of American literature. In this collection of 10 interviews, 3 of them never published, Butler speaks with candor and openness about her work, her imaginative mission, and the barriers she faced as a Black woman working in a genre dominated by white men. The book features an original introduction by science fiction legend Samuel R. Delany, in which he discusses his personal relation with Butler, providing unparalleled insight into her work and life.
Series Overview: The Last Interview and Other Conversations series offers a remarkably fresh look at some of the world's leading innovative writers and edgiest cultural figures by gathering conversations from throughout an artist's career and collecting them in one volume.
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