Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler

SKU: 978-0692067987
$45.00

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In 2016, Clockshop commissioned four writers and eight artists to conduct research in Butler's archive at the Huntington Library, and to create new work based on their findings.

Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, which won a 2015 National Book Award for Poetry.

Contributors: 

Julia MeltzerTom KracauerClockshopLaylah AliMendi ObadikeKeith ObadikeLauren HalseyConnie SamarasMalik GainesAlexandro SegadeOctavia E. Butler

Science-fiction writer and novelist Octavia Estelle Butler was born in Pasadena, California, on June 22, 1947. She earned as Associate of Arts degree from Pasadena City College in 1968 and later attended California State University and the University of California. Her first novel, Patternmaster, was the first in a series about a society run by a group of telepaths who are mentally linked to one another. She explored the topics of race, poverty, politics, religion, and human nature in her works. She won a Hugo Award in 1984 for her short story Speech Sounds and a Hugo Award and Nebula Award in 1985 for her novella Bloodchild. She received a MacArthur Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The award pays $295,000 over a five-year period to creative people who push the boundaries of their fields. She died in Lake Forest Park, Washington on February 24, 2006 at the age of 58.

 

 

 

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