Archive for: Dawn

Octavia Butler — Best and Worst

“Dawn” favorite; “Wild Seed” not so much; what about you?

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Ugliness, Empathy, and Octavia Butler

On not wanting to read about creepy crawly things.

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White: Not the New Black

Victoria Foyt’s Revealing Eden is unusually crass in its take on race, but its general methodology has a longstanding pedigree in sci-fi and fantasy.

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Alien Submission

In Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis, humans tried empowerment. They built powerful bombs and more powerful bombs, and finally they all killed each other. Clearly, it’s time to try something else.

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