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Author Canavan, Gerry, author.

Title Octavia E. Butler / Gerry Canavan.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    813.54 BUTLER,O CAN    Available
Description xviii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
Modern masters of science fiction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical resources (pages 187-217) and index.
Contents Introduction: beginning at the end -- Childfinder (1947-1971) -- Psychogenesis (1971-1976) -- To keep thee in all thy ways (1976-1980) -- Blindsight (1980-1987) -- The training floor (1987-1989) -- God of clay (1989-2006) -- Paraclete (1999-2006) -- Conclusion: unexpected stories -- Appendix: "lost races of science fiction" (1980) / Octavia E. Butler.
Summary "Gerry Canavan offers a critical and holistic consideration of Butler's career. Drawing on Butler's personal papers, Canavan tracks the false starts, abandoned drafts, tireless rewrites, and real-life obstacles that fed Butler's frustrations and launched her triumphs. Canavan departs from other studies to approach Butler first and foremost as a science fiction writer working within, responding to, and reacting against the genre's particular canon. The result is an illuminating study of how an essential SF figure shaped themes, unconventional ideas, and an unflagging creative urge into brilliant works of fiction." -- Publisher's description.
Subject Butler, Octavia E.
American fiction -- African American authors -- Biography.
Science fiction -- Women authors -- Biography.
African American novelists -- Biography.
African American women authors -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780252082160 (paperback)
0252082168 (paperback)
9780252040665 (hardback)
025204066X (hardback)

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