‘It’s about sending my mind off to some place it hasn’t been before.’

Get to know Octavia E. Butler before this week’s BookTalk, where we will cover her classic novel Kindred. In this wide-ranging interview from The Charlie Rose Show (‘…the nightly PBS program that engages America’s best thinkers‘) she discusses her (then) new book Parable of the … Continue reading ‘It’s about sending my mind off to some place it hasn’t been before.’

Sunken Place – Britney Henry on Black Science Fiction Narratives

Helping us to contextualise Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred next week will be Britney Henry from the University of Delaware. In a recent (and spoiler-packed) article for MPCA/ACA Popular Culture Studies Journal, ‘Prototype of Sunken Place: Reading Jordan Peele’s Get Out through Octavia Butler’s Kindred as … Continue reading Sunken Place – Britney Henry on Black Science Fiction Narratives