Jenny Turner, 18 February 2021
Show More A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler by Lynell George.
Angel City, 176 pp., $30, November 2020, 978 1 62640 063 4Show More
‘Kindred’, Fledgling’, Collected Stories’ by Octavia E. Butler, edited by Gerry Canavan and Nisi Shawl.
Library of America, 790 pp., $31.50, January, 978 1 59853 675 1Show More
“... petering out after twenty or thirty pages, others after just two or three’, in the words of Gerry Canavan, who in 2013 became the first scholar to open them. Butler had been reading James Lovelock and thinking about what would happen if humans migrated to other worlds while continuing to be ‘part of an earth organism in some literal ...”