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If All 2003: More About Octavia Butler (in print)

More About Octavia Butler (in print)

Works About Octavia Butler

  • Allison, Dorothy. “The Future of Female: Octavia Butler’s Mother Lode.” Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Meridian, 1990: pp. 471-78.
  • Antczak, Janice. “Octavia Butler: New Designs for a Challenging Future.” African-American Voices in Young Adult Literature: Tradition, Transition, Transformation, ed. Karen Patricia Smith (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1994): pp. 377-8.
  • Armitt,-Lucie. “Space, Time, and Female Genealogies: A Kristevan Reading of Feminist Science Fiction.” Image and Power: Women in Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Sceats, Sarah & Gail Cunningham. London : Longman, 1996: pp. 51-61
  • Baccolini, Raffaella. “Gender and Genre in the Feminist Critical Dystopias of Katharine Burdekin, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler.” Future Females, The Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Science Fiction Criticism. Ed. Barr, Marleen S. Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2000: pp. 13-34
  • Govan, Sandra Y. Notable Black American Women. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1992.
  • Govan, Sandra Y. “Homage to Tradition: Octavia Butler Renovates the Historical Novel.” MELUS 13.1-2 (1986): p. 82.
  • Johnson, Rebecca O. “African American Feminist Science Fiction.” Sojourner: The Women’s Forum. 1994 Feb; 19(6): pp. 12-14
  • Lesniak, James G. Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series (v. 38). Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1993.
  • Levecq, Christine. “Power and Repetition: Philosophies of (Literary) History in Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred.” Contemporary-Literature. 2000 Spring; 41(1): pp. 525-53.
  • Levy, Michael. “Green SF and Eco Feminism.” Originally published in IAFA Newsletter, Spring 1989 issues. Reprinted in Robert Collins and Robert Latham, editors, Science Fiction and Fantasy book Review Annual, 1989 Edition (Westport, CN: Meckler, 1990).
  • Locher, Frances Carol. Contemporary Authors. (v. 73-76). Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1978.
  • Luckhurst, Roger. “Horror and Beauty in Rare Combination: The Miscegenate Fictions of Octavia Butler.” Women: A Cultural Review 7.1 (1996): p. 31.
  • Maida, Patricia. “Kindred and Dessa Rose: Two Novels That Reinvent Slavery.” CEAMagazine: A Journal of the College English Association, 1991 Fall; 4(1): pp. 43-52
  • McCaffery, Larry. Across the Wounded Galaxies: Interviews with Contemporary American Science Fiction Writers. University of Illinois Press, 1990, Urbana, IL: pp. 54-70.
  • McTyre, Robert E. “Octavia Butler: Black America’s first lady of science fiction.” Michigan Chronicle. April 26, 1994.
  • Mitchell, Angelyn L. “Signifyin(g) Women: Visions and Revisions of Slavery in Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred,’ Sherley Anne Williams’s ‘Dessa Rose,’ and Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved.’” Dissertation Abstracts International. Ann Arbor, MI. 1993 Feb.
  • Paulin, Diana R. “De-Essentializing Interracial Representations: Black and White Border-Crossings in Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever and Octavia Butler’s Kindred.” Cultural Critique, vol. 36, 1997 Spring: pp.165-93.
  • Raffel, Burton. “Genre to the Rear, Race and Gender to the Fore: The Novels of Octavia E. Butler.” Literary Review. Vol. 38. April 1, 1995: p. 454.
  • Stevenson, Rosemary. Black Women In America, An Historical Encyclopedia. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Pub., 1993: pp. 208-10.
  • Zaki, Hoda. “Utopia, Dystopia, and Ideology in the Science Fiction of Octavia Butler.” Science Fiction Studies 17:2 (1990): pp. 239-251.

Interviews with Octavia Butler

  • Beal,-Frances-M. “Black Women and the Science Fiction Genre: Interview with Octavia Butler.” Black-Scholar 1986 Mar.-Apr., 17:2, pp. 14-18.
  • Fry, Joan. “An Interview with Octavia Butler.” Poets & Writers v. 25, Mar/Apr 1997, pp. 58-69.
  • Johnson, Rebecca O. “African American Feminist Science Fiction.” Sojourner v. 19, n. 6 (February 1994), pp. 12-14. (includes interview with Octavia Butler)
  • Kenan, Randall. “An Interview with Octavia Butler.” Callaloo 14.2 (1991): p. 495.
  • Mehaffy,-Marilyn; Keating,-AnaLouise. ’Radio Imagination’: Octavia Butler on the Poetics of Narrative Embodiment.” MELUS: The Journal of the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. 2001 Spring; 26(1): pp. 45-76.
  • Piziks, Steven. “Interview with Octavia Butler.” Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine 37 (1997), 21 December 1999:
  • Potts, Stephen W. “’We Keep Playing the Same Record’: A Conversation with Octavia E. Butler.” Science-Fiction-Studies, 1996 Nov; 23(3 (70)): pp. 331-38.
  • Rowell,-Charles-H. “An Interview with Octavia E. Butler.” Callaloo: A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters. Baltimore, MD. 1997 Winter; 20(1): pp. 47-66.
  • National Public Radio interview with Scott Simon: — 7’ 40”
  • Publisher’s Weekly Interview. Dec. 13, 1993