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New PBS It's Lit Video Essay Celebrates Afrofuturism's Past and Present

From Octavia Butler to Black Panther, explore the transformative power of Afrofuturism.

By Carolyn Cox

Library of America to Honor Octavia E. Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin

The publisher will recognize two of America's most influential female sci-fi writers.

By Carolyn Cox

TV Adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Dawn Heading to Amazon

Ava DuVernay and Victoria Mahoney will bring the novel to the small screen.

By Carolyn Cox

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 & Kelsey McConnell

16 Octavia Butler Books: The Complete Canon

Octavia Butler's brilliant works continue to challenge and inspire.

By Olivia Mason

10 Octavia Butler Quotes to Live By

On what would have been her 72nd birthday, we look back at some of the brilliant author's most timeless words of wisdom.

By Carolyn Cox

Interview: Nnedi Okorafor Talks the Wild Seed TV Adaptation and Octavia Butler

The Binti author discusses the powerful relationship at the heart of Wild Seed, and how the TV adaptation will defy expectations.

By Betsy Mitchell

A Heartless God and Compassionate Goddess Clash in Octavia E. Butler’s Wild Seed

Read an excerpt from Octavia E. Butler’s sci-fi novel—soon to be an Amazon TV series from Viola Davis and Nnedi Okorafor. 

By Xavier Piedra

Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed to Be Adapted for the Small Screen

A creative team including Nnedi Okorafor and Viola Davis will bring the sci-fi novel to life. 

By Hezra Martinez

Samuel R. Delany and Others on Octavia E. Butler's Legacy

Octavia Butler passed away 13 years ago, but as these writers explain, her work is more urgent now than ever before. 

By Carolyn Cox

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

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

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

By Carolyn Cox

[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 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 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

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