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  • Published: 20 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9781685891053
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $34.99
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Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview

and Other Conversations



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"The impression left by The Last Interview is of an indomitable woman who made her way through persistence and diligence." -- Dave Luhrssen of the The Shepherd Express

“I write about people who do extraordinary things. It just turned out that it was called science fiction.” - Octavia E. Butler

A New York Times 6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week
A Los Angeles Daily News 25 Must Read Best Books of 2023
A Ms Magazine September 2023 Reads For The Rest of Us

"The impression left by The Last Interview is of an indomitable woman who made her way through persistence and diligence." -- Dave Luhrssen of the The Shepherd Express

“I write about people who do extraordinary things. It just turned out that it was called science fiction.” - Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler's work broke innumerable barriers and helped open the field of science fiction to writers and readers it had never had before. As the first Black writer to win the coveted Nebula and Hugo Awards, her courage and vision left a peerless legacy for fans not just of science fiction, but of American literature. In this collection of 10 interviews, 3 of them never published, Butler speaks with candor and openness about her work, her imaginative mission, and the barriers she faced as a Black woman working in a genre dominated by white men. The book features an original introduction by science fiction legend Samuel R. Delany, in which he discusses his personal relation with Butler, providing unparalleled insight into her work and life.

  • Published: 20 February 2024
  • ISBN: 9781685891053
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $34.99
Categories:

Praise for Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview

PRAISE FOR PARABLE OF THE SOWER

“Gripping … poignant … succeeds on multiple levels.” The New York Times Book Review

“Literate … thoughtful. And a real gut-wrencher.” Washington Post Book World

“A powerful story of hope and faith in the midst of urban violence and decay … Excellent science fiction and a parable of modern society.” Denver Post

“A prophetic odyssey.” —Essence

“Simple, direct, and deeply felt.” Library Journal