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Six Books About Octavia E. Butler

These books are powerful companions to Butler's own work. 

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  • Photo Credit: Image from the cover of 'A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky' by Lynell George.
a handful of earth a handful of sky

A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler

By Lynell George

octavia's brood

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

By Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown

luminescent threads

Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler

By Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal

conversations with octavia butler

Conversations With Octavia Butler

By Consuela Francis

changing bodies in the fiction of octavia butler

Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler: Slaves, Aliens, and Vampires

By Gregory Jerome Hampton

strange matings

Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler

By Rebecca J. Holden and Nisi Shawl