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Why should you read sci-fi superstar Octavia E. Butler?


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Speaker: Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey

Much science fiction features white male heroes who blast aliens or become saviors of brown people. Octavia E. Butler knew she could tell a better story. She built stunning worlds rife with diverse characters, and brought nuance and depth to the representation of their experiences. Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey dive into the works of the visionary storyteller who upended science fiction. [Directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat, narrated by Christina Greer, music by WORK PLAY WORK and Cem Misirlioglu].