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Jan 8, 2016

Daniel Heath Justice picks: Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown 


Octavia's Brood, edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown, was published in March 2015. (AK Press)

"I can't say enough awesome things about this book. It's a collection of mostly stories that cross borders between science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror. Not all of the authors are professional writers, but they are all coming out of social justice movements and organizations. They're all looking at variations on what we call "visionary literature," and thinking about how our imaginations can change the future in a time when things are looking pretty scary. In all of the stories, they're projecting a future where the struggle is being realized through diversity of experience and perspective, and where there's a place for people of colour, queer folks, poor folks and rebellious folks."

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