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Truth Is Change: The Evolution of Octavia Butler's Cover Art 

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Truth Is Change: The Evolution of Octavia Butler's Cover Art 

Octavia Butler's editor looks back at some of the worst — and best — out-of-print covers for the late author's influential books. 

by Betsy Mitchell

Humanity Is Reborn in <em>Lilith's Brood</em> by Octavia Butler

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Humanity Is Reborn in Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler

Discover Butler's stunning vision for humanity's future. 

by Carolyn Cox

14 Octavia Butler Books: The Complete Canon

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14 Octavia Butler Books: The Complete Canon

A game-changer and a unique talent, the Kindred author left an indelible mark on the science fiction community.

by Olivia Mason

<em>Parable of the Sower</em>: Enter Octavia Butler's Terrifying and Unforgettable World

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Parable of the Sower: Enter Octavia Butler's Terrifying and Unforgettable World

Possessing hope and a strange ability, Lauren is thrust into an unknown world with a seemingly impossible goal. 

by Audrey Webster

15 Fascinating Facts About Octavia Butler

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15 Fascinating Facts About Octavia Butler

On the anniversary of her death, we look back on the extraordinary life of a remarkable writer.

by Carolyn Cox

Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

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Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors You Need to Read

It may be Black History Month, but these authors deserve to be read all year round.

by Olivia Mason

[CLOSED] Win 2 Tickets to the <em>Parable of the Sower</em> Opera

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[CLOSED] Win 2 Tickets to the Parable of the Sower Opera

We're giving away tickets to the new musical adaptation of Butler's work, plus copies of her influential "Earthseed" book series!

by The Portalist Staff

Toshi Reagon on Adapting <em>Parable of the Sower </em>for the Stage and the Urgency of Butler's Work

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Toshi Reagon on Adapting Parable of the Sower for the Stage and the Urgency of Butler's Work

The librettist, composer, and music director of the "Parable of the Sower" opera shares her thoughts on Octavia E. Butler's legacy and the potential of theater to activate change.

by Carolyn Cox

Triumphant Musical Adaptation Shows the Power of Butler's <em>Parable of the Sower</em>

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Triumphant Musical Adaptation Shows the Power of Butler's Parable of the Sower

One of Octavia E. Butler's editors shares how a new opera highlights the prescience and beauty of the late author's dystopian masterpiece.

by Betsy Mitchell

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

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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.

by The Portalist Staff

The Patterns Around Octavia Butler

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The Patterns Around Octavia Butler

Over a decade after her death, a new fan anthology reveals how Butler's work continues to connect people and communities.

by Alexandra Pierce

Octavia Butler's <em>Dawn</em> to Be Adapted for TV

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Octavia Butler's Dawn to Be Adapted for TV

Ava DuVernay, director of the upcoming "A Wrinkle in Time" adaptation, is at the helm of the project.

by Sarah Mangiola

10 Octavia Butler Quotes to Live By

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10 Octavia Butler Quotes to Live By

On what would have been her 71st birthday, we look back at some of the brilliant author's most timeless words of wisdom.

by Carolyn Cox

Re-Read: Octavia Butler’s <em>Parable</em> Series

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Re-Read: Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

Octavia Butler scholar Adrienne Brown finds that things today are eerily similar to the apocalyptic world imagined within Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.

by Adrienne Brown

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