Octavia's Brood

Octavia's Brood

Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements

Book - 2015
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"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 Renée Thomas"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : AK Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781849352093
1849352097
Branch Call Number: SF OCTAVIAS 2015
Characteristics: 296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Walidah Imarisha collects science fiction stories from social justice movements.

Local author and activist Walidah Imarisha teams up with Adrienne Maree Brown to create this incredible combination of science fiction and social justice stories. It’s a must read.

Anthology of radical science fiction and speculative fiction written by organizers and activists, based in the idea that those working to change the worlds are
sci-fi/speculative thinkers! Co-edited by PSU Professor Walida Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown. (MaryGrace's pick)


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