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[CLOSED] Enter to Win a Copy of Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler!

This unique anthology is essential reading for every Octavia Butler fan.

The Portalist has partnered with Twelfth Planet Press to give away three copies of Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler, an anthology showcasing the indelible impact Octavia Butler's work has had on individuals and speculative fiction as a whole. 

This must-have anthology contains essays, letters, and interviews highlighting the 'luminescent threads' that connect the late author to readers and writers influenced by her work. Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler comes from the publishing house behind Letters to Tiptree, a multiple-award-winning anthology celebrating James Tiptree Jr.

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Read on to learn more about Luminescent Threads from Twelfth Planet Press—or read an essay by anthology co-editor Alexandra Pierce.

Luminescent Threads Octavia Butler giveaway

Luminescent Threads celebrates Octavia Butler, a pioneer of the science fiction genre who paved the way for future African American writers and other writers of colour.

Original essays and letters sourced and curated for this collection explore Butler’s depiction of power relationships, her complex treatment of race and identity, and her impact on feminism and women in Science Fiction. Follow the luminescent threads that connect Octavia Butler and her body of work to the many readers and writers who have found inspiration in her words, and the complex universes she created.

Contributors include: Rasha Abdulhadi   Raffaella Baccolini  Moya Bailey  Steven Barnes  Michele Tracy Berger  Tara Betts  Lisa Bennett Bolekaja  Mary Elizabeth Burroughs  K Tempest Bradford  Cassandra Brennan  Jennifer Marie Brissett  Stephanie Burgis  Christopher Caldwell  Gerry Canavan  Joyce Chng  Indra Das  L Timmel Duchamp  Sophia Echavarria  Tuere TS Ganges  Stephen R Gold  Jewelle Gomez  Kate Gordon  Rebecca J Holden  Tiara Janté  Valjeanne Jeffers  Alex Jennings  Alaya Dawn Johnson  Kathleen Kayembe  Hunter Liguore  Karen Lord  ZM Quỳnh  Asata Radcliffe  Aurelius Raines II  Cat Rambo  Connie Samaras   Nisi Shawl  Jeremy Sim  Amanda Emily Smith  Cat Sparks  Elizabeth Stephens  Rachel Swirsky  Bogi Takács  Sheree Renée Thomas  Jeffrey Allen Tucker  Brenda Tyrrell  Paul Weimer  Ben H Winters  K Ceres Wright  Hoda Zaki

Luminescent Threads also includes reprints of articles that have appeared in various forums, such as SF Studies, exploring different aspects of Butler’s work; it also includes a reprinted interview with Butler herself.

Luminescent Threads Octavia Butler giveaway

For full details, see the official rules

Note: The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of U.S., Europe, and Australia only who are 18 years of age and older by 8/14/2017. Giveaway ends on 8/28/2017.

Featured photo: Patti Perret, photograph of Octavia E. Butler seated by her bookcase, 1986. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Published on 14 Aug 2017

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