Monday, March 3, 2014
Celebrate Women’s History Month with some sci-fi girl power. Visit the infographic and click on authors, including: Octavia E. Butler, Kate Elliott, Patricia C. Wrede and more for some girl power recommended reads:http://www.openroadmedia.com/wsf

Celebrate Women’s History Month with some sci-fi girl power. 

Visit the infographic and click on authors, including: Octavia E. Butler, Kate Elliott, Patricia C. Wrede and more for some girl power recommended reads:http://www.openroadmedia.com/wsf






Thursday, October 10, 2013

7 Movie Homes for Literary Aliens

These ebook aliens could totally hang with these movie creatures. A list in honor of World Space Week. #WSW2013

1. Star Wars

7 Movie Homes For Literary Aliens

In Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes’ Encounter with Tiber, the Tiberians are a species of furry (some bearded), ape-like creatures that walk on two feet. See the resemblance?

2. Avatar

7 Movie Homes For Literary Aliens

The Dedelphi in Sarah Zettel’s Playing God are incredibly tall and graceful aliens with leathery blue skin and sail-like ears. They’d fit right in on the planet Pandora.

3. Lord of the Rings

7 Movie Homes For Literary Aliens

The Tampy aliens in Timothy Zahn’s Warhorse are thin, delicate, and “hunched slightly forward in a caricature of old age.” They also have skin that is “a sickly, bedridden sort of pale.” They might as well be Gollum’s cousins.

4. Doctor Who

7 Movie Homes For Literary Aliens

In Dawn by Octavia E. Butler, the Oankali aliens are known to have two hearts—just like the shape-shifting Time Lord!

5. Planet of the Apes

7 Movie Homes For Literary Aliens

An Encounter with Tiber (Buzz AldrinJohn Barnes) probably wouldn’t differ much from an encounter with these highly-developed primates.

6. Harry Potter

7 Movie Homes For Literary Aliens

Thin and delicate-looking (but brave!), Dobby could easily be the magical version ofTimothy Zahn’s Tampy aliens in Warhorse, who are also into clothing accessories—one of them sports a “yellow-orange tartan neckerchief.” Fancy!

7. Toy Story

7 Movie Homes For Literary Aliens

Okay, so the only thing the High Ones in Across a Billion Years (Robert Silverberg) have in common with the Toy Story aliens is that they’re both green and have three eyes. But who wouldn’t want to hang with these little guys?

 






Monday, August 19, 2013
In “O.K., Glass: Confessions of a Google Glass Explore” (The New Yorker, August 5), Gary Shteyngart, a novelist in New York City, writes about his experiences with the new technology. At the end of the article, he compares Google Glass to Octavia Butler’s story, “Bloodchild.”
“Butler wrote that she thought of ‘Bloodchild’ as ‘a love story between two very different beings.’ Although their relationship is unequal and often gruesome, Tlic and humans need each other to survive. Today, I think of our relationship with technology, I cannot help but think that of human and Tlic, the latter’s insect limbs wrapped around the former’s warm-blooded trunk, about to hatch something new.”

In “O.K., Glass: Confessions of a Google Glass Explore” (The New Yorker, August 5), Gary Shteyngart, a novelist in New York City, writes about his experiences with the new technology. At the end of the article, he compares Google Glass to Octavia Butler’s story, “Bloodchild.”

“Butler wrote that she thought of ‘Bloodchild’ as ‘a love story between two very different beings.’ Although their relationship is unequal and often gruesome, Tlic and humans need each other to survive. Today, I think of our relationship with technology, I cannot help but think that of human and Tlic, the latter’s insect limbs wrapped around the former’s warm-blooded trunk, about to hatch something new.”






Thursday, July 25, 2013




Wednesday, July 24, 2013
"I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell."
– Octavia E. Butler poses with her books.

"I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell."

Octavia E. Butler poses with her books.






Wednesday, July 10, 2013

scifigeneration:

Women Writing Sci-Fi: from “Brave New Worlds”

This documentary clip starts off with Robert Silverberg, then Karen Joy Fowler and Octavia Butler discuss how more women writers began writing science fiction in the 1970s.






Monday, July 8, 2013




Friday, June 21, 2013

beautone:

The Black Constellation (Shabazz Palaces & THEESatisfaction)—Ode to Octavia Part 12: (Sparkles)… Recollections of the Wraith 






Friday, June 14, 2013
The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards will be announced this weekend! 
Did you know that Octavia Butler’s story, “The Evening and the Morning and the Night” was nominated for the award in 1988? Check out the story in her wonderful collection, Bloodchild.

The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards will be announced this weekend!

Did you know that Octavia Butler’s story, “The Evening and the Morning and the Night” was nominated for the award in 1988? Check out the story in her wonderful collection, Bloodchild.