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Finding My Tribe in Sci-Fi Through Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred’

Finding My Tribe in Sci-Fi Through Octavia Butler’s ‘Kindred’

BlackSci-fi.com celebrates Women’s History Month! Join us in our celebration of the history makers of the past, present, and future. by Jacquelyn Jordan I have never been a fan of science fiction novels. There, I said it! Sit down kids, let me tell you a story…. I...

Remembering Octavia E. Butler

Remembering Octavia E. Butler

Editor's Note: In celebration of Octavia Butler's birthday,  a pioneer of sci-fi literature, and one of the most prolific authors to ever grace this world, we wanted to highlight a feature story which we ran a few months back. BlackSci-Fi.com contributor Amber Hubbard...

A Profile of Octavia Estelle Butler

A Profile of Octavia Estelle Butler

We all have dreams of breaking into an industry and turning it upside down, or creating something never seen or heard of before.  During the 1970’s and ‘80’s there was one woman who would destroy that barriers of sexism and racism in the field of science-fiction...

Why You Can’t Be Color-Blind In Sci-fi and Fantasy

Why You Can’t Be Color-Blind In Sci-fi and Fantasy

In an article for Ebony magazine, actress Zoe Saldana stated that being in sci-fi film roles made her color-blind. According to her, she thinks starring in films like Avatar, Guardians of The Galaxy, and Star Trek has allowed her to "reinvent herself" and escape from...

A Talk with the Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Creative Team

A Talk with the Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation Creative Team

Damian Duffy (Kid Code) and John Jennings (Blue Hand Mojo: Hard Times Road)  adapted Octavia Butler’s Kindred into a graphic novel. Take that in for a moment. If you haven’t heard about it, get on board now because this visualization (Kindred: A Graphic Novel...

I Am Black Sci-Fi: Performance/ Stilt artist Tanaya Thomas

I Am Black Sci-Fi: Performance/ Stilt artist Tanaya Thomas

BlackSci-fi.com celebrates Women’s History Month! Join us in our month long celebration of the history makers past, present, and future. Tanaya Thomas is a 24-year-old performance artist currently based in Philadelphia. She talked with BlackSci-Fi.com about her work...

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