Octavia's brood: science fiction stories from social justice movements

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AK Press,
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[2015]
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English
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Whenever we imagine a world without war or injustice, we are engaging in speculative fiction. Radicals and activists devote their lives to envisioning such worlds, and then go about trying to create them. This collection brings together 20 such stories, as well as essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Named for the great Octavia Butler, giant of science fiction and a rare woman of colour in her field, this engaging and enlightening collection is the first book to explore the connections between radical science fiction and movements for social change.
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Grouping Title octavia s brood science fiction stories from social justice movements
Grouping Author walidah imarisha and adrienne maree brown
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display_description "Whenever we envision a world without war, without prisons, without capitalism, we are producing visionary fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. This book brings twenty of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change. The visionary tales of Octavia's Brood span genres--sci-fi, fantasy, horror, magical realism--but all are united by an attempt to experiment with new ways of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and all the selves and worlds that could be. The collection is rounded off with essays by Tananarive Due and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and a foreword by Sheree Rene?e Thomas"--Page 4 of cover.
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subject_facet Butler, Octavia E. -- 1947-2006 -- Criticism and interpretation, Science fiction, Short stories, Social change -- Fiction, Social justice -- Fiction, Speculative fiction
title_display Octavia's brood : science fiction stories from social justice movements
title_full Octavia's brood : science fiction stories from social justice movements / edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown ; foreword by Sheree Rene?e Thomas
title_short Octavia's brood :
title_sub science fiction stories from social justice movements
topic_facet Butler, Octavia E, Criticism and interpretation, Science fiction, Social change, Social justice, Speculative fiction