From Ursula Le Guin to George Lucas, science fiction has always celebrated imagination’s power to re-shape society.
Now, there’s a brand-new anthology of science fiction stories with social justice and politics at their heart. It’s called Octavia’s Brood, (the title is a nod to the fantastically imaginative Octavia Butler, who gracefully brought a diverse range of social issues into her fiction). Portland author and organizer Walidah Imarisha and Detroit writer adrienne maree brown teamed up to write and edit stories for the book. We sat down with Imarisha and brown to ask how they came to science fiction, and where they hope it can take us.
Hear the interview here: http://www.opb.org/radio/article/science-fiction-meets-social-justice-in-octavias-brood/